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Inverness Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The name Inverness is Gaelic meaning ‘mouth of the River Ness’.
  • It’s considered to be the capital city of the Highlands.
  • The city is built at one end of the Great Glen.
  • It’s one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.
  • Nearby is the site of the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

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.

Inverness River Ness

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, Paris, and London as well as quite a few other destinations in the UK.

Inverness castle

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.

Latest Update from Inverness:

14/05/12 - 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.

17/05/13 - 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!

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Renting a Car in Inverness?

Inverness is located near majestic Loch Ness and one of the most popular things to do here is to drive the length of Loch Ness, trying to spot Nessie. To do so, you’ll have to hire a car if you’ve flown into Inverness Airport and you can either collect one there or wait until you’re in the city and collect a pre-booked Inverness hire car. When the weather’s good, consider a convertible car and get that fresh highland air into your lungs. In winter a 4 x 4 might be more suitable!

Whichever your preference or if you’re happy with a standard Inverness hire car, we’ll have plenty to suit and all at low, low prices. You won’t find a better quality hire car at the prices we offer nor one with so much included in the low price. You’ll find that a comprehensive package of insurance comes with the price so, if you’re looking around for the best deal on Inverness car hire, you’ve found it!

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