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Inverness Mini Guide
The northern Scottish city of Inverness is known as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Inverness was built on the River Ness and in Gaelic the city’s name means ‘mouth of the River Ness’. The river is connected to the nearby Loch Ness
, which is world famous for supposed sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Inverness also overlooks the Moray Firth and the Beauly Firth.
The city is known for its high quality of life and the fact that it is rapidly expanding. Visitors to Inverness will find the conveniences they need from high street and independent shops selling all kinds of clothes and products to an eclectic range of different restaurants and bars.
One of the pretty sights to see in Inverness is Inverness Castle which is as beautiful a medieval castle as you will find anywhere in Scotland. The closest city to Inverness is Aberdeen
which is more than an hour's drive to the east. Should you wish to fly to Aberdeen Airport, which is called Aberdeen-Dyce
, Rhino cars can be rented there allowing you to drive the short distance of around seven kilometres into the city. Aberdeen Dyce has connections with Amsterdam
, and London
as well as quite a few other destinations in the UK
Major roads in the vicinity of Inverness are the A9, the A96, the A82 (which goes from Glasgow
to Inverness), the A862, the B862, the B853 and the B861.
There are currently plans afoot to create a bypass road known as the Inverness Trunk Link Road which is supposed to relieve traffic congestion within the city itself. The bypass will link the A92, A9 and A82 roads together. The post code district for Inverness is IV1 – IV3 if you are trying to find the town using a satellite navigation system.
- If you're travelling with children, you'll know that they love time in the park. Inverness' Whin Park has just completed a £100K makeover introducing new play equipment for children as well as equipment for adults to use to get fit with their children.
- This year's Highland Games will be held in Inverness on the 20th July. Watch the country's strongmen toss the caber, throw the hammer and lift boulders. We don't suggest you try it at home though!