Things to do around Inverness and Loch Ness
Inverness has something for everyone, whatever your interests. It is a convenient base for exploring a wide area without having to keep packing bags and moving on. You can easily visit the West Coast (including the Isle of Skye) in a day trip from Inverness, and many people even take a day trip to Orkney. Closer to Inverness there is an abundance of things to do including, of course, searching for the fabled Loch Ness Monster.
Inverness has an active and varied programme of events throughout the year, including music, food and drink, comedy, sport and outdoor activities, historical and cultural, theatre, agricultural….and many, many more.
The area has a wealth of activities to keep everyone happy, including many castles and historical sites, glorious scenery, fantastic wildlife watching, championship golf courses, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, whisky tasting, river. loch and sea cruises, train journeys (including Steam Trains)…….and so much more.
After a busy day enjoying everything that the area has to offer you’ll be delighted to know that Inverglen Guest House puts you in the heart of Inverness and just a short walk from many great restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and entertainment venues.
With so many things to do is it any wonder that visitors return year after year to enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Loch Ness is only a few miles from Inverness. It stretches for over 20 miles and is a mile across at its widest point. It is also 700 feet at its deepest point making it the largest lake in Scotland by volume. Beyond the loch the land has many historic attractions and stunning scenery complimented by superb restaurants, cafes and bars.
The Loch Ness Monster may get the headlines, but “Nessie” is just one of the many myths and legends to be discovered in the highlands of Scotland.
Whatever your interests, Inverness and Loch Ness has more than enough to keep you entertained. You may be surprised to learn just how much the area offers in terms of visitor attractions, things to do and activities and as a base for exploring further afield in the Highlands.
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- Castles and other Attractions
- Boat Trips and Tours
- Spectacular Scenery and Wildlife
- Highland Games and other Sports
- Arts and Crafts
- Eating and Drinking
- Music and Theatre
- Distilleries and Breweries