What’s could be seen as a relatively remote Highland location, Inverness has excellent transport links and travellers come for a short stay from all over.
Inverness sits at the mouth of the River Ness, fed by the famous Loch, which is quite literally where its name comes from. Although with a relatively low population of about 60,000, Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and accounts for about a quarter of the whole population of Highlands Scotland. Inverness was only granted city status in 2000, but had been a centre of population long before that and was one of the chief strongholds for the Pictish tribes during the first millennium. Nowadays, the city is important both as a tourist destination and as a centre of business for the Highlands, and our serviced apartments in Inverness are perfect both for tourists who like to self-cater and to give flexibility to business travellers.
The castle is perhaps one of the best-known sights in the city, although it is not currently open to the public. It was built on the site of several previous mediaeval castles in the 19th century, occupying an imposing position above the river. The city’s cathedral – also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew – again lies close to the river banks and tours of the cathedral can be arranged. Another city attraction is Eden Court, North Scotland’s most notable arts venue with two theatres, two cinema screens and plenty of other events, workshops and so on.
Inverness is also popular as both a gateway to the Highlands and a good base from which to explore Loch Ness and the Moray Firth area, and our city apartments are an excellent way to do this. Attractions in the area include the Culloden battlefield, site of one of the most famous battles in Scottish history, a number of castles of varying ages and the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain.
Those coming to an aparthotel in Inverness and looking to eat out will find a surprising variety of options, from the likes of the Fig & Thistle and Urquhart’s Restaurant, which shares its name with a famous ruined castle along Loch Ness and offers a predominantly British and Scottish menu, to Thai dining, European-themed restaurants and others.
What’s could be seen as a relatively remote Highland location, Inverness has excellent transport links and travellers come for a short stay from all over. There is an airport found about 15 km east of the city, with flights to UK destinations, as well as out to Scottish Islands such as Stornoway and Kirkwall, and even to Amsterdam. Regular coach services run to Edinburgh, with onward connections to Glasgow and National Express runs and overnight service to London. A programme of upgrading major road links is underway, providing the continued infrastructure necessary for this ever-expanding city, which has previously been named as the happiest in Scotland and the second-happiest in the UK. SITU’S accommodation in Inverness offers the opportunity to have a flexible place to stay during your visit.