Highland staycation

Claimed as the ‘cultural capital’ of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness has it all. It’s a bustling city centre, with breath-taking scenery, and not forgetting that its famous Loch is home to the infamous Loch Ness Monster! That’s what makes it the perfect exploration ground for a staycation. Autumn is an especially great time to visit to make the most of the landscape’s ever-changing colours, which offer up some of the best backdrops in the entire world.

So to help you plan a trip, we’ve put together a short itinerary of some of the things you might enjoy in and around the area when you’re here. We’ve tied this in with VisitScotland’s new staycation guide, which has been created to help visitors plan their ideal trip. It covers all of the experiences available for adventure seekers, curious travellers, heritage enthusiasts, foodies and outdoor lovers.

Check out our recommended itinerary for exploring Inverness in four days!

Day 1

For the adventure seeker in you, why not take the challenging cycle along the Great Glen Way, which is 117km in length, or enjoy something even more thrill-seeking with a bungee jump!

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Day 2

For heritage enthusiasts, why not visit the very site of the final Jacobile Rising, Culloden Battlefield? Or head to Inverness Cathedral and enjoy the wonderful showcase of architecture and fascinating history.

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Day 3

To nourish the food-lover in you, why not visit one of Inverness’ wonderful restaurants. There are lots of options to savour delicious cuisine in friendly, relaxed settings after a day of exploring. Read more on my Top 10 Favourite Eating Places in Inverness.

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Day 4

For the outdoor lover in you, enjoy the natural surroundings of Inverness with a boat tour on Loch Ness. Be sure to bring your camera in case you catch a glimpse of the legendary Nessie.

Highland staycation

Ready to plan your staycation in Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands?

We are happy to give you help and advice on any aspect of your visit so book your accommodation with us today.