The ‘c’ word

I reckon that a wee break from coronavirus overload is what we all need right now! Escape those same four walls, let someone else cook and take the time to recharge your batteries. A few days in Inverness will let you unwind, relax and immerse yourself in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

It’s not that far to drive to Inverness from most places in Scotland with lots of interesting wee villages to stop and stretch your legs en route. We’re located in the centre of Inverness, a short walk to restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions. You can explore the city from our B&B on foot. Park in our private guest car park and come on in! You’ll get a friendly welcome and checked into your comfy room. All our rooms are ensuite, there’s free wifi, free private parking and a tasty, full cooked Scottish breakfast.

We moved to Inverness from Edinburgh over 8 years ago to set up our wee B&B. It was the best thing we ever did! Everyone asked, why Inverness? We quickly replied, ‘it’s a brilliant wee city, got everything you could ask for!’ Nearly a decade later (my how time flies) we’ve discovered so much more about the place and the stunning natural beauty that’s on its doorstep.

If you are craving the great outdoors after the lockdown then there are many beautiful spots that are an easy drive from Inverness. Stunning beaches, picture-perfect lochs, woodlands, mountains or waterfalls. Where the air will be fresh, the water bracing and the likelihood is you’ll be the only people there!  The scenery around Inverness is amazing all year round and especially so in the autumn when the tree colours are beautiful, the skies are big and the waters are crystal clear. Find more information on our Things To Do page and we’re happy to tell you more about our personal favourite places when you’re here.

There are tourist attractions in the city centre such as Inverness Castle, Abertarff House, the Old High Church, Ness Islands and more that are a short drive from our B&B such as Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, whisky distilleries, standing stones and of course Loch Ness. It’s a beautiful loch, a boat trip and a visit to Urquhart Castle are a must! 

It’s easy to walk to Eden Court theatre from our B&B and performances should be starting again in December.  There is also a cinema in Eden Court, there’s a golf driving range nearby, a Vue multi-screen cinema, botanical gardens and golf courses – all in Inverness and all open now.

If retail therapy is what you’re after then hopefully Inverness won’t disappoint – we’ve got the usual big names in the Eastgate Shopping centre and a good selection of independent, boutique-style shops that are unique to Inverness. 

The most important part of a short break/long weekend is not having to cook! We’ll provide you with a tasty Scottish breakfast which is cooked with fresh, local ingredients and there’s so much choice you may not need lunch! (Check out our reviews for how good our breakfast is!) There are plenty of cafés for a coffee (and a home-baked cake!). In fact, there are two great cafés around the corner from us, Two Sisters and Velocity. 

Inverness has got every kind of dining you could wish for! From traditional pub grub, tapas, fine dining to fab Indian, Turkish, Chinese, Thai and Mexican food.  See our Things To Do page for our recommended favourite places to eat in Inverness. You’ll definitely want to book a table in advance!

After dinner (and a walk along the river to help digestion!) take your pick from the many bars in Inverness, some of our favourite haunts are The Whitehouse (does excellent food & cocktails), The Castle Tavern, Hootananny and The Heathmount – there are wine bars, sports bars, cocktail lounges and traditional pubs in Inverness. There’s usually plenty of live music in Inverness bars including rock, indie and traditional Scottish folk music, unfortunately these are on hold just now. We’ll put a review of the newest pub in Inverness, The Rose Street Foundry on our blog page soon.

We’re in a great location as you can easily walk to the restaurants and pubs in Inverness from our B&B and we’ve got two brilliant places to eat and drink and they are less than a minute walk from our front door! 

There’s no better way to spend a couple of days than in nature with fresh air, wide open spaces, sightseeing, exploring, walking, relaxing, shopping, enjoying excellent food and feeling reinvigorated! Inverness is the ideal place for a short break!

Hope to see you soon!