Highland
Inverness
Interesting
Inverness The Essential
Interesting
Straddling the outlet of Loch Ness at the northern end of the Great Glen, Inverness is considered the capital of the Highlands. Its position as the hub of communication links makes it the ideal base from which to discover the region. The town's strategic importance gave it a lively history up to the 19C, explaining the lack of earlier buildings (although it is the site of the oldest bagpipe competition!). Construction of the Caledonian Canal and the arrival of the railway gave it new impetus.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Inverness
Cape Wrath
Cape Wrath
Cape Wrath stands west of Durness and
240 minutes
Loch Maree
Loch Maree
Loch Maree epitomises the rugged scenic
60 minutes
Inverewe Gardens
Inverewe Gardens
The gardens, situated north of Poolewe,
120 minutes
Wester Ross
Wester Ross
This vast region covers the northeastern
300 minutes
Views from Cairn Gorm Mountain
Views from Cairn Gorm Mountain
The cable car provides an easy way to
120 minutes
Trotternish Peninsula
Trotternish Peninsula
This 32km-long peninsula to the north of
240 minutes