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The self-proclaimed ‘Capital of the Highlands,’ Inverness, is Britain’s northernmost city and is surrounded by some of the world’s most breath-taking mountain and moor land scenery. It is straddling the River Ness, just a stone’s throw from Loch Ness, home of the legendary Monster, and houses some outstanding historic buildings. Inverness offers easy access to a huge choice of outdoor activities and visitor attractions, from lochs and castles to battlefields and nature reserves.


Population Approximately 72,000
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP) £1 = 100 pence
Opening hours Shops are normally open Mon-Sat-from 9am-5pm, but many newer shops and supermarkets stay open until 8pm or later. Most large supermarkets are also open on Sundays.
Newspapers Inverness Courier
Emergency numbers Emergency: 999
Police: 101
Tourist information Inverness Information centre
Castle Wynd/Bridge Street, Inverness
Open all year
+44 146 3252 401