Weekend in Inverness

Inverness, Scotland

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 city is right on the River Ness and has lots of little bridges that make for nice strolls and pictures. We only had 2 days so stuck to the city.
The River Ness, Inverness, Scotland

The streets and buildings are also quite lovely.
Inverness, Scotland

Ardconnel Street, Inverness, Scotland

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.
Inverness Thistle Caledonian Football Club Stadium

Inverness Thistle Caledonian Football Club Stadium

Inverness Thistle Caledonian Football Club Stadium
We ate lunch on rocks across from the stadium with the above view.

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle is relatively modern, built in the late 19th century. It currently houses the courts, and isn’t open to the public. But it offers great views of the city and River Ness.
Inverness Castle, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland

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).
The River Ness, Inverness, Scotland

The River Ness, Inverness, Scotland

The River Ness, Inverness, Scotland

Botanic Garden, Inverness, Scotland

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.
Flight out of Edinburgh, Scotland

Flight out of Edinburgh, ScotlandWe drove over one of the bridges in the background of this picture (the other bridge was still in-progress).

2 Replies to “Weekend in Inverness”

  1. Wonderful photos. You guys sound like you’re having great experiences. Thanks for sharing them with us all.

    1. Sarah and Justin says: Reply

      We are loving every minute. Thanks for the nice comment about the pics. Glad you like them! As you can see, the lens is great 🙂

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