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Eden Court Theatre

Cultural hotspot Eden Court Theatre!

Inverness' premier cultural venue

Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court Theatre, the cultural hotspot of the Scottish Highlands, is a magical centre for performing arts.  It has a broad programme of art and entertainment to suit all tastes and all ages.  It offers something for all whether you’re in to stand-up comedy, opera, musicals or traditional Scottish music.  With 2 theatres, a cinema, bar, restaurant and exhibition space there’s always plenty of choice on offer.  Over 300,000 people visit each year from throughout the Highlands.

The main theatre, the Empire, hosts productions by the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet and a choral and classical programme.  We also get musicals on tour from the West End, well-known stand-up comediens and all sorts of great music acts.  There are also occasional talks including a memorable one from the Dalai Lama.

High Class Cinema

A varied programme of films is available in the cinema including the latest feature films and international choices.  All the theatres include comfortable well raked seating ensuring a good view wherever you sit.

Classes for All

The theatre works hard to support the local community.  A range of classes in creative skills, dance and drama are available and ensure continued interest in the theatre.  Former Dr Who’s assistant, Karen Gillan, began her acting career and part of the Senior Youth Group at Eden Court Theatre.

Food and Drink

There’s a comfortable bar and the restaurant overlooks the River Ness so it’s a great spot to stop for lunch whilst you watch the river view.  The striking building has a prime spot on the river, not too far from the Ness Island and Bught Park but also only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Inverness.

We recommend paying a visit to Eden Court whilst you stay in Inverness, especially if you’re staying here for a few nights.  Right now, we’re ready for Panto season and will also pay a visit to the Excusively Highlands Food and Craft Fair this weekend.

The Mackintosh Room

The Mackintosh Room bathroom is a room we’re very proud of.  Yes it’s small and functional but since being refurbished in May 2013 it has proved to be a wow everytime it’s seen for the first time.  The modern shower with chrome finish and wall hanging basin are contemporary and stylish.  The basin has a pull-out drawer to store your wash-bag and toiletries but there’s also plenty of shelf space around the basin.  The chrome towel rail keeps the room and the thick towels provided warm.  We also provide wall-mounted toiletries from Scottish Fine Soaps.  They are so popular we are often asked where you can buy them.

Silent Fridge and Free WIFI

Of the four bedrooms we have here, the Macintosh Room is requested most.  The red colour scheme of the feature wall give it an added cosiness and the dark furniture looks classy.  With the kind of home comforts you’d expect in a Highland bed and breakfast like a flat-screen TV with DVD player, clock/radio, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, there’s also a silent fridge perfect for storing cold drinks.  And of course the free WIFI means you can keep in touch whether you’re here for business or pleasure.  We also have a DVD library to choose a film from and a book exchange if you’re short of something to read.  You can be sure of a great night’s sleep in the king-size bed and the powerfull shower in the ensuite will refresh you.  Follow this up with a delicious breakfast and you’re set for the day.

Of course all the bedrooms are comfortable and stylish and many guests come back time after time as they feel at home here and there’s so much to see and do in the area.  How does this compare with your experiences of an Inverness bed and breakfast?

You can see the rest of the rooms on our picture gallery page.

Inverness accommodation

Did you know that Bannerman Bed and Breakfast provides child free accommodation?  It’s not that we don’t like children, it’s just that sometimes it’s nice to stay in child free accommodation that’s exclusively for adults.  We have chosen not to squeeze in extra beds and cots to our lovely bedrooms so we can maximise the comfort for guests.  You can appreciate a comfortable night’s sleep in peace and quiet and enjoy a relaxing breakfast without interruptions from the little ones.

Places of interest

Of course there are lots of activities and places of interest to visit that you can enjoy during your stay in the Highlands whilst getting away from the family.  As well as a vast array of historic venues like Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, there’s stunning scenery to visit in very direction.  We have golden sandy beaches all along the east coast and to the north with opportunities for dolphin spotting from land and at sea.  Wildlife fans can see an array of animals in their natural habitat at Loch Garten including the magnificent ospreys and there are glorious walks for all abilities not far from here.  For a bit of exercise you can hire bikes from Ticket to Ride which is a short walk away.  As well as providing the kit they will also advise you on the best routes and provide maps.

Distilleries and shopping

And when the weather’s a wee bit dreich there’s always a distillery or 2 to visit, the Black Isle Brewery and a bit of retail therapy in the Highland capital, Inverness.  Failing that you can always relax in your bedroom at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast, take advantage of the DVD library and book exchange knowing your time is entirely your own.

So go on … treat yourselves to a break in the Highland capital, Inverness and make the most of time away from the kids.

 

Bannerman BNB

 

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Tickets are still available for Eden Court Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with Scottish Opera.

The only date is 29th January 2013 at 7.15pm. For more information and booking on line, see www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/a-midsummer-night-s-dream-1

And should you need accommodation for visiting Eden Court Theatre, Bannerman B&B is only a few minutes walk.