Rick Steves Scotland

Rick Steves is an American travel writer, author, and television personality known for his extensive travel experience and insightful guides. Steves has written numerous travel guides, including the popular "Rick Steves' Europe" series, which has become the go-to resource for millions of travellers. Born in 1955 in Edmonds, Washington, Rick Steves began travelling at an early age with his family. His passion for travel continued to grow, he worked as a tour guide, gave travel classes and he eventually started his own travel consultancy business. The business focused on providing travellers with a unique and authentic experience of Europe. Steves'…

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Book Direct!

What does book direct mean?Contact us to book your stay in Inverness! Peruse our website, send us an email, give us a call, text us, send a Facebook Direct Message or an Instagram message! There are many ways to get in touch with us and we’d love to hear from you!Hopefully you’ll be booking a stay with us in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Our website has a plethora of information about our guest house, the location we are in, the best bars and restaurants in Inverness city centre and what to see and do in Inverness and in the…

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The Ness Guest House, a Biker Friendly Bed and Breakfast

My first bike was a Honda VF500, bought secondhand in Edinburgh in 1995. It had an after market fairing and a diy paint job but was great fun to ride! A few years (and motorcycles!) later, life in Inverness (the capital city of the beautiful Scottish Highlands) is good and I’m out on the open roads, whenever I can, on some of the most scenic routes in the country. That’s one of the best things about Inverness, you don’t have to ride for long before you find yourself in the most stunning of landscapes. Inverness is also the official start…

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The Crown

I cannot for the life of me parallel park a car! Maybe that’s why I’ve mostly lived in city centres – so that I can walk everywhere! Inverness definitely being the smallest city I’ve ever stayed in – it’s such a friendly place to live and easy to walk around, feels more like a big village! I walk everywhere in Inverness and I’m lucky that my B&B is located right in the city centre. I can walk to all the shops, restaurants and bars and since moving to Inverness from Edinburgh in 2012, I’ve also visited all the tourist attractions…

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Eco-friendly Stay at The Ness Guest House B&B

When we opened our B&B in 2012, we knew we wanted to offer our guests a comfortable room, a fantastic breakfast, great customer service and all this from the heart of the city centre of Inverness. However, the impact our wee business might have on the environment was a concern to us. How do we offer quality, comfort and great value for money for our guests while reducing the carbon footprint of our B&B?We thought of a few ideas and implemented these immediately – buying as much food as we can from local suppliers, using LED lightbulbs wherever possible, asking…

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The Ness Guest House B&B | Inverness | Scottish Highlands

About Us

Hello!  This is a first for us – talking about ourselves!  It’s not something we do often.  We love meeting our guests from all over the world and hearing their stories.  We talk to our guests about Scotland, the places, culture, the people and the weather!  So we don’t really talk about ourselves much (honestly!).  However, we thought maybe you would be interested to know a wee bit about your hosts. We are Richard and Susan Tocher, both born and raised in Edinburgh and moved to Inverness in 2012 to open our Bed and Breakfast.  We both had professional careers and had never owned a hospitality business…

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