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Highlights in Inverness
- Stunning locations for the best sunsets
- Legend and reality together
- Historical battles
- Home to the best whiskies
- Fantastic views from the top of the observation platform
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Inverness
Inverness is a small city, but sometimes deciding where to stay can be a tricky job. Let us help you find a holiday rental in and around the city as there is always a place that fits your budget and your style. If it is your first time in Inverness, look for rentals in Dalneigh. Those who prefer to stay on a budget, Raigmore is a very affordable area. Are you more a party goer? All the action happens in the city centre, so the best place for nightlife and a lively atmosphere, is definitely there, although the coolest place is Foyers, a small village on the east side of Loch Ness. And what is the best village for families then? Drumnadrochit is a great one for families travelling with children considering some of the best attractions are close to the Loch and focused on Nessie.A stay in the capital of the Scottish Highlands
Choose from fantastic holiday rentals for up to 6 people. Enjoy a fantastic time with your family or friends in the lovely area surrounding Loch Ness. Admire the views in the morning, take strolls around the Loch and enjoy its main attractions. With this in mind, it is a nice idea to have a relaxing rental to return to after a day full of action and sightseeing. Enjoy properties with private gardens, the best amenities and comfortable bedrooms to fit all your guests. Some of them also have a lift besides all the services included in each property. What are you waiting for? Find your dream holiday rental in Inverness!
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The area and getting around
Where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, we find Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. This city features several sites with important information about local history, museums, a fantastic Victorian Market, a 19th-century cathedral and the Old High Church. This compact city shares the beauty with all the wonders of the Highlands, including historical treasures like the Clava Cairns and natural splendours around Loch Ness.Travel in Inverness
Wandering around the city centre is the best way to know every corner and discover unique shops and lovely cafes. Walking is the easiest way to access the Inverness Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral. A nice stroll along the River Ness is a pleasant activity to enjoy with the family and crossing the suspension bridge will take you to the Ness Islands, a paradise of calm and quietness. Although the city can be reached by plane, car and public services, we also recommend you to try a more active way of doing so by getting there by boat via the Caledonian Canal, cycle from Fort William along the Great Glen Mountain Bike Trail or walk the Great Glen Way. Sound appealing?
Travellers and activities
Whether you like strolling around the markets or endless streets lined with unique shops, Inverness features two great places for shopping. The Victorian Market is a covered shopping area with a cast-iron and wooden-domed roof that houses about 41 unique and special shops with rounded-headed shop fronts, owner operated. Every shop offers products and items that cannot be found at any other shop in town. For big brands and high street names, the complex of Eastgate Shopping Centre offers plenty of choices including a Personal Shopper service. Get some retail therapy!Inverness for sunset lovers
Six miles away from Inverness, Dores is a small village on the east shore of Loch Ness where to enjoy spectacular sunsets. You can even meet the Nessie Hunter himself! But catching stunning summer in the Highlands is also possible at different fabulous locations. Chanonry Point has breathtaking views of the Moray Firth and the chance to spot some dolphins while waiting for the sun to set behind the horizon. On the River Ness Islands you will see the sunset with the city skyline as a unique backdrop. Nairn beach is a good place for a picnic while you wait for the sunset. And finally, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, offers unique, romantic and eerie views as the day turns into night and the sky changes from greys and blues into shades of reds, oranges and yellows. Get your camera ready!
Did you know Inverness has only been considered a city since the beginning of this millennium? It was declared a new millennium city in December 2000, becoming the fifth Scottish city.
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A good way to enjoy nature in Inverness is visiting Loch Ness. Apart from Nessie, the incredible “monster” that inhabits its waters, this lake is a perfect environment for its natural richness and the proximity of some towns that preserve the most authentic image of Scotland. A picture-perfect spot to create fantastic memories of your stay in Inverness. If you are lucky you might get to see Nessie! Is it a legend or does it really exist?2. Discover Clava Cairns
This location has a magical feel. The three Bronze Age graves can be entered and accessed through two passages that will take you to the centre. In this cemetery also you will see standing stones, ring cairns and kerb cairns in the most beautiful setting you can ever imagine. This well-preserved site is a great example of the distant history of Highland Scotland.3. Learn about the Culloden Battlefield
The final Jacobite Rising was one of the most harrowing pitched battles on British territory. Now, at the visitor centre you can see several artifacts from both sides of the battle and interactive displays that makes you see how one hour battle changed the history and life in the Highlands of Scotland forever.4. Admire the Inverness Castle
The red sandstone Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness. The best point in the city to get stunning views of the fortress is the Castle Viewpoint, a fantastic 360 degrees platform. You can also enjoy the drone footage that highlight most of the main landmarks giving a bird's-eye perspective of the city. Learn about the myths and legends associated with Inverness.5. Follow the Malt Whisky Trail
Scotland is not short of distilleries and it is famous because of great labels such as Glenlivet, Dalwhinnie or Glenmorangie. Take a tour at one of the distilleries and learn how whisky is made, visit the different rooms with the fermentation barrels and sample some of the best Scotch. If you like them, you can get a few bottles at their stores before heading back home.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Inverness
With an average price of £123.65 per night, Inverness lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the United Kingdom.
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Inverness in January, February, and March the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £101.05, £102.33, and £105.55 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Inverness, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of £150.95 per night), followed by June (£145.62), and August (£137.27).
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Inverness, we recommend you to think ahead, as 55% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The months that have the highest availability, on average, are January (with an availability of 65.5%), February (59%), and December (58.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
Holiday rentals in Inverness reach their peak in demand in June, with an availability rate of 34.75%. The second most requested month is May, with 35.8%, and the third is August with 36.4%.
In Inverness we work with 8 different partners to give you a choice of 510 properties, so you will not be short of options!