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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“I would wholeheartedly recommend that anyone visiting the Highlands take at least a day to visit Loch Ness - there's something very special about it. There are various places to visit along the banks of Loch Ness which I will include as separate entries into the guidebook: The Dores Inn Urquhart Castle The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition Jacobite Cruises The falls of Foyers”
  • 86 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Lots on throughout the year - theatre, art house cinema, music, drop in dance/drama/yoga classes. Has a cafe and a restaurant. A great place! Walking distance from flat.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Castle
“A great place to visit with great views of the Loch Ness and lots of historical information about the local clans.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pub
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“Live Scottish Music every night! Very busy at the weekend, with a great atmosphere.”
  • 66 locals recommend
National Park
“There are hundreds of attractions across the park. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit there is always something happening. Anything from the Husky rally to the Harley Davidson bike Rally or the highlands games ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“great restaurant,super friendly service and seasonal food cooked to perfection. We use it for special occasions.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Castle
“Make your first pictures even before crossing the Skye Bridge and stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle. As one of the most iconic places of Scotland, is recognised all around the world. Walk over the old stone bridge to the castle at the point where three great sea lochs meet and enjoy the beautiful views of the majestic scenery. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the historic moorland which ended the Jacobite cause in Scotland. There is a very informative visitor centre which has the option of audio tours of the battlefield.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful food in a great location. The restaurant is also located by the river Ness, so if you're lucky you can enjoy your food with a view.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Outdoor Supply Store
“You get a cracking view all the way out to Skye (on a clear day) from the car park. With a cafe, walks and views, well worth a trip. For the more adventurous, take the 1 hour walk up the mountain to Cairngorm Summit. As a qualfied mountain guide, Heather advises that you have the appropriate footwear, clothing, map, compass and health and experience to undertake this trip. Watch the weather and look at the Mountain Weather Information Service. it is 1300 metres afterall and like the Artic!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Adventure park about 30 minutes drive south of Inverness. Great day out for the kids”
  • 46 locals recommend
Nature
“Stunning scenery, but approximately an hour walk to get there. Must have appropriate footwear”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Atmospheric site of the battle of Culloden where the Jacobite Rising came to an end. Visitors centre is informative and definitely worth a visit”
  • 39 locals recommend
Department Store
“Great for a visit to this extensive delicatessen, full of highland specialities, not to mention a wee dram. Wander amongst the country clothing and home making departments. But don’t miss the short walk to the Falls of Bruar to the right of the clearance department.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Trace your roots and see how life was in the Highlands in former years. try the coffee shop for a "wee strupach" (cup of tea ) and scone ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Fun for all a great day out even if your not skiing or mountain biking. A great cafe in a simply stunning location awaits once you’ve taken in the view from the gondola. On a clear day you can see for miles. ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“great restaurant,super friendly service and seasonal food cooked to perfection. We use it for special occasions.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful food in a great location. The restaurant is also located by the river Ness, so if you're lucky you can enjoy your food with a view.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“Upmarket restaurant, can be busy so would recommend booking a table in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“A great pub with exceptional views of Loch Ness and great food and drinks. There're nearby forest or beach walks and a visit to the nearby Nessie hunter is well worth it!”
  • 37 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Check out their pre-theatre deals. Can get busy so worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
“Bar with a mini beer garden that looks out over the castle. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
“Johnny Foxes is great for a drink early on or if you like live music head there later in the night. Only a short walk to and from The Loft.”
  • 22 locals recommend

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