Simply forget the perception that Inverness is remote. Indeed it is a remarkably accessible destination at all times of the year, not to mention the wonderful journeys through beautiful Scottish scenery that can be enjoyed whether by car, train or coach, in getting here. And at journey's end, a very special Highland hotel.
Its location in the centre of the city, guarding the railway station, makes it almost unmissable.
Inverness is the largest town in the Highlands of Scotland, its capital, and the busy and prosperous hub of the region. All main routes through the Highlands pass through here at some point, so it's a hard place to avoid! The town's position at the head of the Great Glen and on the shores of the Moray Firth have made it a firm favourite with tourists, who flock here in their legions during the summer months to look for the evasive Loch Ness Monster. Though Inverness has little in the way of major sights, it's a pleasant place to base yourself as you explore the other, more visible attractions on offer in the surrounding area, including the resident population of dolphins in the Moray Firth. The town, though, is not without its own appeal, particularly the leafy banks of the River Ness, which runs through its heart, linking Loch Ness with the Moray Firth.
And it is so easy to get to Inverness.
There are 6 daily flights, a daily train service and a daily over night sleeper service form London and the south, a selection of flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shetland, Stornoway, Bristol, Belfast and the midlands and south of England – and an excellent road network from all parts of the British mainland and throughout the highlands.