It’s official – if you’re planning a Scottish staycation in 2023, Inverness is the ‘Prettiest Staycation Destination’ in Scotland according to a recent survey from luxury retailer House of Bruar!
And it’s no wonder Inverness has beaten the best of the rest to be number one! Inverness is the major hub of the Highlands and the closest town to the legendary Loch Ness. If you’re looking to spot the monster, you could stay in Inverness, which is just a 15-minute drive from the legendary beast’s lair.
But Inverness isn’t just about monsters! The city has plenty to shout about and is a perfect place to visit on a mini-break:
Scenic Beauty on your Inverness Staycation
Inverness is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Take a trip to Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of that legendary monster ‘Nessie’, or explore the nearby Cairngorms National Park to experience the majesty of the region’s nature and landscape. Or if you’re looking for something closer to the city, head to Inverness Castle for panoramic views of Inverness city. The castle is currently being transformed into a museum and event space, but once it’s finished it’s sure to be one of the most visited landmarks in Inverness.
Rich history and culture
Inverness is steeped in history, and there are plenty of historic sites and cultural attractions to explore. Visit Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, or take a trip to nearby Cawdor Castle, which dates back to the 14th century. For a taste of traditional Scottish culture, head to the Scottish Kiltmaker Centre and learn about the history and craftsmanship of Scotland’s national dress.
Delicious food and drink
Inverness is home to some fantastic restaurants and cafes, serving up delicious local cuisine. For a taste of Scotland’s famous seafood, head to The Mustard Seed, which offers stunning views of the River Ness. For a more casual dining experience, try The Black Isle Bar and Restaurant, which specialises in locally sourced and organic produce (as well as some awesome locally made beers!).
Outdoor Activities to do on your Inverness Staycation
Inverness is known as ‘the gateway to the Highlands and is the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts. Go hiking or mountain biking in Glen Affric or try your hand at kayaking on the River Ness. Or, If you’re looking for something a bit more leisurely, take a stroll through the beautiful Inverness Botanic Gardens. Or enjoy a round of golf at one of the city’s many courses.
Finally, one of the best things about Inverness is the warm welcome you’ll receive from the locals. Whether you’re staying in a hotel or a self-catering cottage, you’ll be greeted with a smile and made to feel at home. Or shop ‘til you drop in the city’s Victorian Market and chat with the friendly traders. Or why not head to Hootananny, the Highlander Bar, or Macgregor’s? and join in with the locals as they dance the night away.
At Inverness Taxis, we’re here to help you make the most of your stay in Inverness. Whether you need transportation to and from the airport, or you’re planning a day trip to one of the city’s many attractions, we’ve got you covered.
Book your staycation in Inverness today and let us take care of the rest!
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