Discover Culloden, Loch Ness and the monster Nessie, fantastic scenery and Highland glens, lochs and mountains. Enjoy Loch Ness cruises and tours, dolphin spotting trips, visitor attractions, restaurants and shops.
Visit the beautiful west coast, the Cairngorm National Park, the Isle of Skye, Orkney and Royal Deeside. Explore castles, Stone Age ruins, Pictish and Whisky trails, standing stones and circles, distilleries, wild life, gardens, forests and quiet beaches.
If you plan to travel from further afield, there are many daily flights into Inverness airport from all over the UK.
Inverness railway station runs regular services to London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow – as well as to other northern Scotland destinations.
Bus or coach
A guide to the bus/coach routes and timetables can be found at
Cycling and walking
Inverness and the surrounding areas has plenty of great walks and bike rides. There’s a wealth of information for cycling to be found here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/cycling-scottish-highlands on what to bring, local cycle groups, routes etc.
If cycling doesn’t take your fancy, there are lots of lovely walks. Visit https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/inverness.shtml or https://forestryandland.gov.scot/images/pdf/rec_pdfs/forestsofinverness.pdf for route ideas.
A map showing all the cycle and walk friendly paths in Inverness, view the Inverness Active Travel Map.