Cheap flights to Inverness
Remote mountains, stunning natural beauty, myth, folklore and even a mysterious sea monster – holidays in Inverness and the Scottish Highlands offer you something entirely different. Not only does Inverness have the title of most northerly city in the UK, but it also has the honour of being the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. And any trip to arguably the most beautiful part of the country is not complete without first stopping in this small yet vibrant place. Located along the River Ness with the stunning pink-hued Inverness Castle keeping a watchful eye, Inverness is steeped in history both inside and outside the city.
Now just over a year old, the Highland Bottle Shop has become a firm favourite in Inverness, boasting an incredible range of craft beers and ciders, independent wines, malt whiskies and boutique spirits. The friendly staff are more than happy to share their knowledge, making this a must-visit shop for any connoisseur of fine drinks (45 King Street, IV3 5DG).
Featuring exhibitions on the history of the Highlands, from geology and archaeology to the Jacobites and bagpipes, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is packed full of interesting facts and displays (Castle Wynd, IV2 3EB, tel: 01463 237 114, inverness.highland.museum).
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running takes place on 28 September, and annually attracts around 9,000 runners from across the UK and further afield. The Event Village in Inverness' Bught Park will feature a number of activities and entertainment for spectators throughout the day, and there is the opportunity to cheer on the runners as they cross the finish line. lochnessmarathon.com