Inverness is the largest town in the Highlands and the busy and prosperous hub of the region. The town's position at the head of the Great Glen and on the shores of the Moray Firth have made it a firm favourite with tourists. Though Inverness has little in the way of major sights, it's a pleasant place to base yourself as you explore the other, more visible attractions on offer in the surrounding area, including the resident population of dolphins in the Moray Firth, Strathpeffer and the Black Isle. The town is particularly appealing along the leafy banks of the River Ness.
As you would expect from a large, prosperous city, there are plenty of Museums, Art Galleries and other culture to be found. In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: The Amazon Museum Ship and The Highlanders Regimental Museum.
Inverness has many churches and considerable religious history that will include Abbeys, ancient monastries and other religious heritage sites. Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Wardlaw Mausoleum and St Marys Roman Catholic Cathedral
There are a number of private boats that offer marine tours both on the Moray Firth for dolphin and whale watching and down the Caledonian canal. Private House Stays has identified Phoenix Boat Trips as one of these.
There are some lovely buildings in Inverness open to the public for viewing. Even if strictly not mansion houses as defined by others in rural locations, Private House Stays recommends those linked below and also Balnain House
Apart from the pleasant river Ness bankside walk and the attractions linked below, Private House Stays also can recommend: The Victorian Market Arcade, Roller Bowl, Inverness and The John Cobb Memorial
Acorn House is situated within walking distance of Inverness town centre. The Guesthouse features a purpose built sauna and plunge pool for guest use and lovely bright airy rooms. - Find out more
Farr Marr is an ideal place of seclusion in true rural Scotland, and a practical central base from which to explore Loch Ness and the Highlands - Find out more
Beach Cottage B&B
Beach Cottage B&B is an idyllic new bed and breakfast in Inverness located on the shores of the Moray Firth offering accommodation with stunning sea views. - Find out more