INVERNESS, SCOTLAND, U.K. — The Highland Capital and home of Nessie. As a gateway to the Highlands, Inverness has matured to become one of the UK’s most spectacular cities. Not only is it a stone’s throw away from the banks of Loch Ness, it offers a wealth of cultural and shopping attractions.
There is nothing quite like starting your day with a hunt for Nessie in the warm glow of a Highland sunrise. Castles, historic ruins and colourful tales mean you’re never far away from learning of the Highland’s rich heritage. Stunning walking routes surround the city, while the River Ness bisects the city and offers a stunning setting for the various restaurants, bars and museums that sit either side.
Inverness Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral are essential stops when visiting, while no trip to Inverness is complete without a visit to the famous Victorian Market. The Inverness Highland Games are among the most thrilling in the world and regularly attracts competitors from the United States, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere as they aim to triumph in the multi-disciplinary events, including the spectacular Heavy Games.
Bagpipes, Highland Dancing and local fare make this an unmissable event. In whisky heartland, there is nowhere better to sample the famed Highland hospitality, while the Tartan Heart Festival is the premier music extravaganza in the Highlands. (For more information on visiting Inverness, and to book a ticket, please visit www.sleeper.scot/destination/inverness)