Whenever you take a holiday in Scotland there’s a few things you can be sure of – namely, stunning scenery, breathtaking natural beauty and plenty to see and do.
One thing that we encourage all visitors to our holiday park in Scotland to do during their stay is to visit some of the picturesque destinations nearby. In the next in our series of holiday guides, we are showcase the nearby city of Inverness, which is just under an hour (approx 40 miles) from our park…
Why visit Inverness?
One of the largest cities in the north of Scotland, Inverness really does tick all the boxes! It’s got a strong reputation as a food lover’s destination, with lots of culinary delights just waiting to be sampled.
If you fancy a bit of retail therapy (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) why not spend some time in the Victorian Market, which boasts a range of independent shops that you won’t find on the high street – great if you’re looking for a unique gift. If you’re after more established names then the Eastgate Shopping Centre might be more up your street with big names such as H&M, Next and Superdry here. Inverness has a vibrant art scene, too, with many art galleries to its name.
But if all that sounds far too much like hard work then worry not. Why not just kick back, relax and unwind and spend some time just wandering around this magnificent city? Meander on down the River Ness and grab a bite to eat of a coffee in one of the many cafes overlooking the water…
Does Inverness have any visitor attractions?
Take a step back in time to the Bronze Age and visit the Clava Cairns, the prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava. They are a group of three Bronze Age cairns of hugely significant importance. They are a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.
Of course, no visit Inverness is complete without at least a quick trip to Loch Ness, the site of the infamous Loch Ness Monster. This huge lake, the largest volume of water in the British Isles, is just a few miles outside the city and is a great place for a family day out. Take a cruise out onto the water, try to spot the resident dolphins or perhaps, something altogether bigger in the murky depths…