Inverness is a nice small city in the Highlands and was a great place to end our visit to Scotland.
The drive there was beautiful (not surprising after our time in Dornie and the Isle of Skye). We got a few good views of Loch Ness along the way, but to really experience it, you must pull off and walk.
The Highland Derby
We had a great time watching the match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC and Ross County FC. Unfortunately Inverness lost. That did make the commentary from the local fans around us all the more entertaining, however. Another bonus: the stadium is right on the water and the views are beautiful.
Walk along the River Ness
This was a wonderful, easy walk to the Ness Islands and back. You walk along the river the whole way and cross over small bridges onto and between the islands. We took a side trip to the Botanic Gardens too (which is free).
Eats and Drinks
- The pub scene in Inverness is great – with many pubs having live music. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves! We tried beers from the local Black Isle Brewery and liked them quite a bit.
- To celebrate our last night in Scotland we enjoyed an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet. Cinnamon is the place to be on Sunday nights in Inverness. We tried many different curries and were extremely happy. Highly recommended!
Saying goodbye to this amazing country was hard. But the drive back to Edinburgh to fly out was of course beautiful. As was the sight we saw as the plane took off. Our new friend Gill said “haste ye back” and we hope to. For now, though, back to driving on the proper side of the road.