Most people know that Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. But the Scottish Lowlands may as well be a different country entirely from the Scottish Highlands – which is perhaps why the city of Inverness is often regarded as the capital of the Highlands.
Inverness, located on Scotland’s northeast coast where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, has a long history. It dates back centuries and was once one of the chief strongholds of the ancient Pict people of the Iron Age.
Today, Inverness is most often visited as a jumping-off point for tours of the famous Loch Ness, which sits just south of the city. But many tourists simply take their Nessie-spotting boat tour and then move on to other parts of the Highlands.
This is unfortunate, though, because Inverness and its surrounding attractions are well worth at least a couple days of your time!
In order to entice you, here are all the things you can do in and around Inverness. You could easily spend 3…