As a base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, the charming city of Inverness is the perfect holiday choice from which to access the vast ‘Great Outdoors’ that sit on the city’s doorstep.
The city is well connected by air, road and rail. Inverness Airport handles flights from many major UK airports, including Manchester, London and Birmingham, and to European destinations including the hub airport of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. By road, Inverness is accessed from the south by the main A9 northbound from the central belt of Scotland. By rail, Inverness is well served; it is the terminus of the Highland Main Line, the Aberdeen-Inverness Line, the Kyle of Lochalsh Line and the Far North Line. Being a major junction station, Inverness is easily accessible from all points of the compass. Most services are run by First Scotrail, with the exception of the daily London King’s Cross train, Highland Chieftain, which is operated by East Coast.
As you would expect in a modern city, Inverness is a hive of activity, with plenty of things to do and places to visit. Although relatively small in size, Inverness has a wide range of visitor attractions, shopping opportunities and places to enjoy the night life. The Eastgate Centre is an elegant modern shopping mall containing all the high street names you would expect to find elsewhere in the UK while the nearby Victorian Arcade opposite the railway station is a historic reminder of the city’s retailing heritage. Eating out is also well catered for: the city has an incredible array of pubs, restaurants and bistros that offer a fantastic diversity of food and drink featuring locally produced ingredients. At night there’s no shortage of entertainment options either. Eden Court Theatre is an important cultural centre not only for Inverness, but for the entire Highlands of Scotland. It is internationally recognised and provides an entertainment programme throughout the year that suits all tastes and interests.
A pretty city in its own right, Inverness boasts many architectural and natural delights, including Inverness Castle and attractive river walks by the River Ness. Outside the city lies a landscape that has been forged by the elemental forces of nature. It is a land of lochs, rivers and firths, and a variety of wildlife and sealife such as the famous Moray Firth Dolphins. Little changed in hundreds of years, the scenery is today a haven for outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching, golfing or hillwalking in pursuit of Munros.
At Gael Holiday Homes we have holiday cottages, apartments, log cabins and holiday home accommodation available across the city and in the surrounding area, ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing or shopping. Our luxury city centre holiday apartments with views across the River Ness and Inverness Castle are a great place to stay for a few days or longer. For guests looking for something a little more out of town we have holiday cottages and self catering holiday homes in the city and on the outskirts.