Located in the north east of Scotland Inverness is a vibrant and important city in the Scottish Highlands. It is also a jump off point to explore the far north counties of Caithness and Sutherland as well as the beautiful west coast areas of Wester Ross, including Ullapool.
The Caledonian canal runs some 62 miles (100 km) from northeast to southwest. While one third of the entire length is man-made the lochs of Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy provide a scenic link along the Great Glen.
The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by engineer Thomas Telford and is now used for leisure. Boats for weekend and longer holiday trips can be booked locally at very reasonable rates to allow you to enjoy trips along the canal and the interconnecting lochs.
Inverness Castle from the bridge over the River Ness.
The beautiful River Ness flows through Inverness and close by is the Caledonian Canal that allows boat travel between the east and west coast of Scotland through the outstanding scenery of Loch Ness and other connecting lochs.
View over the River Ness.
The Caledonian Canal at Inverness. You can charter a boat for holidays on the Caledonian Canal and Scottish Lochs for an adventure holiday with a difference.
The Victorian Market in Inverness has a wide range of shops and as well as cafe's. You will find old jewellery for sale as well as greengrocers, florists and a fish merchant in this wonderful authentic market in the heart of Inverness.
Woodside Cottage, Loch Ness, sleeps 2, 1 pet welcome. Beautiful location, walks, fishing and lots more in this Highland self-catering cottage.
Mountain Thyme Lodge sleeps 6, pets welcome. Location Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Inverness-Shire.
Glenmore Cottage, Carrbridge near Aviemore sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 pet welcome.
Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness.