Famed for its proximity to Loch Ness, Inverness is a busy city that was founded in the 12th century. A splendid castle, cathedral, a pair of battlefields, and graves dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age are the important historical landmarks of the city. Stop by the indoor Victorian Market in the old part of town where you can browse through stalls displaying tantalizing food, apparel, and exquisite crafts. Inverness has its share of distilleries producing fine Scotch whisky, so stop by one for a better understanding of the process as well as for a tasting or two. A short drive from the city will take you to the starting point for cruises into the deep waters of Loch Ness in the quest for the elusive and mythical Loch Ness monster.
Culloden House is a delightful Georgian-style country estate in Inverness, Scotland. Past a tree-lined driveway, discover the Ivy-covered facade of a refurbished 16th century Jacobean castle that has played host to royalty.
Kingsmill Hotel Inverness occupies a late 18th century mansion in Inverness, Scotland. Past the elegant white facade and slate roof, admire the classic interiors featuring purples, greys, and tartan accents that reflect Scottish heritage in this family-friendly hotel.