The perfect base for exploring the highlands
Our historic Inverness Bed and Breakfast property is located in a quiet residential area affording you a restful night’s sleep, yet just a 5-minute walk from Inverness City centre. You can leave your car in our free car park whilst visiting the excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants that are just a short walk away.
Inverness Railway Station and Inverness Bus Station are also only 10 minutes walk away making this a good choice for those using public transport. Inverness Airport is only 15 minutes away by car or 30 minutes by bus, and Inverglen Guest House is on the same side of the city centre as the airport making it one of the quickest city centre b&b’s to get to from the airport.
Inverness is also just a few miles from Loch Ness and it’s famous monster, “Nessie”, as well as being surrounded by some of the UK’s most iconic scenery. Inverness has all the advantages of a city location but affording easy access to the lochs and glens that Scotland is so renowned for.
Inverness and Inverglen Guest House is the ideal combination for your stay in the Scottish highlands. Inverness has excellent transport links in all directions and many locations are within an easy day trip. Inverglen Guest House makes the perfect base for exploring all that the highlands has to offer. You can save yourself time and effort by making our bed and breakfast your base for 3 or 4 nights and not have to worry about constantly repacking your bags and moving on.
Getting to Inverglen Guest House
There are direct flights to Inverness Airport from London (Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton), Amsterdam (Schipol), Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Jersey, Manchester, Benbecula, Kirkwall, Stornoway & Sumburgh.
To get to our Inverness B&B from the airport take the regular bus service to the City (and then follow the directions from the Bus Station), or there are taxis available. The bus journey is approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short walk tothe Guest House.
From the North or South (A9) or East (A96)
- Leave the A9 at the junction for Aberdeen (A96) and take the exit at the roundabout for the City Centre.
- At the next roundabout, take the second exit and follow the dual carriageway onto Millburn Road.
- Immediately after the Chieftain Hotel, turn left onto Victoria Drive (signposted for the Youth Hostel).
- Proceed uphill to the T junction then turn right onto Crown Drive and first left into Abertarff Road.
- Inverglen Guest House is the third property on the right.
- Parking is behind the Guest House which is reached via the driveway just past the house that is shared with our neighbour.
From the West (A82)
- Follow signs for Inverness City Centre.
- In Academy Street, go past the Railway Station and immediately after Marks & Spencer turn right through a tunnel onto Crown Road.
- Proceed uphill and at the mini-roundabout turn left onto Crown Drive. Abertarff Road is the first road on the right.
- Inverglen Guest House is two-thirds of the way along the street on the left.
- Parking is behind the Guest House which is reached via the driveway just before the house that is shared with our neighbour.
From the Bus Station or Train Station
Inverness is well served by a variety of local and long distance buses and Trains.
- From Inverness Bus Station walk along Margaret Street and turn left onto Academy Street towards Marks & Spencer.
- From Inverness Railway Station turn left onto Academy Street towards Marks & Spencer.
- Turn right onto Hamilton Street (next to Marks & Spencer) and then turn left along Eastgate pedestrian precinct.
- Just before the end of the pedestrian precinct take the right-hand fork up Stephen’s Brae.
- As you walk up the hill take the first left onto Crown Avenue and follow this to the end.
- Turn right onto Crown Circus. Abertarff Road is the first turning on the left.
The walk is approximately 10 minutes and includes a short uphill stretch.
From Inverness Castle (end of The Great Glen Way)
- From Inverness Castle main entrance turn left onto View Place
- Use the crossing outside the Castle Tavern pub to cross over Castle Street
- After crossing the road turn right and walk a short distance up the hill until you come to a set of steps on your left.
- At the top of the steps turn left onto Gordon Terrace
- Continue along Gordon Terrace and as you pass The Redcliffe Hotel it changes name to Ardconnel Street
- Continue along Ardconnel Street until you find Charles Street on your right (which is opposite a public car park)
- Walk to the end of Charles Street, then continue straight on along Midmills Road (keeping the church on your right)
- As you walk along Midmills Road it bends to the left and changes its name to Crown Circus.
- Abertarff Road is the second turning on the right after the road becomes Crown Circus (be careful not to go down Lovat Road as this takes you away from our property)
From the end of the Great Glen Way it is approximately a 15-minute walk to Inverglen Guest House.
Driving the North Coast 500
Inverness marks the official start point for the incredible North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to Route 66. This magical route takes you from Inverness through glorious glens, past fairytale castles, below towering mountains and beside idyllic beaches. This is perhaps the greatest driving route in the World. What better way to start (or end) this journey than staying at one of the best B&B’s in Inverness.
Ideal Location for Golfers
Inverglen Guest House is an ideal base for keen golfers with many courses just a short drive from our B&B. Championship golf courses such as Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch and Nairn are all
within easy reach and there are many other wonderful courses nearby such as those at Fortrose & Rosemarkie on The Black Isle, and several in Inverness itself.
Great Base for Train Enthusiasts
Train enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with the route from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh being one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the UK. You can also easily enjoy travelling by Steam Train on The Strathspey Steam Railway that is just a short journey away by rail or road. For those who have enjoyed the Harry Potter films you can easily reach the Glenfinnan Viaduct which was featured in the films. A steam train regularly crosses the viaduct from May to October.
Many people make our Inverness bed and breakfast their base for 3 or 4 nights as it makes an excellent location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. We enjoy excellent transport links in all directions making many locations an easy day trip from Inverness.
Inverness Railway Station and Inverness Bus Station are also only 10 minutes walk away, whilst Inverness Airport is only 15 minutes away by car or 30 minutes by bus.
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre & Cinema complex are all within walking distance or a short drive from our B&B.