Loch Ness, Culloden and other things to do in Inverness Scotland
After leaving your bed and breakfast, there is plenty to do - in the town centre, or a little drive away. The most notable legend surrounding Inverness is only a few miles from the city centre: the famous Loch Ness. Maybe you'll even get lucky and spot the infamous Loch Ness Monster, Nessie !
Another great site for history lovers is the Culloden Battelfield and Centre. You can now participate in the Culloden experience, which will take you back to that day in April, 1746. The Culloden battle took the lives of 1,200 people, in just one hour.
At the Culloden Battlefield Centre, you'll get a chance to take part in an interactive exhibition, and see what it was like for someone who once participated in the war. Or, if you prefer a more passive experience, take a tour of the battlefield or enjoy a meal in the restaurant located in the visitor centre.
Stay in Inverness city centre. It's a great place to visit for the day, whether it is for shopping or visiting the Castle, the museum or simply to take a walk around the gardens. From here could can also visit Culloden Battlefield and the Culloden Moor & Visitors Centre.
Cheap accommodation in or near Inverness city centre
Inverness is a busy city, with overnight accommodation options for everyone. Whether you're with kids and need big family rooms to let, a solo traveller looking for a cheap hotel, or a couple looking for a cosy bed and breakfast. Not all low cost hotels offer family rooms, so this is a deciding factor if you have small children.
While the Loch Ness spans 20 miles (and for a more relaxing holiday you can find accommodation further out) you can stay in a bed and breakfast for the night in the city centre, as Loch Ness flows through the city.
Staying in one of the cheap hotels or B&B's with family rooms further out is perfect for families, especially during summer months, as both holidaymakers and locals gather around the grassy banks for picnics and days out.
A very cheap hotel is budget 2 star Smithon Hotel. This low cost property is situated in approximately 3.5 miles from Inverness town centre, 5 miles from Inverness Airport and only 1.5 miles from historic Culloden Battlefield.
Another hotel with very reasonable prices is very popular 3 star Craigmonie Hotel. This hotel offers high-quality cuisine and a range of leisure facilities, such as a heated swimming pool, sauna and mini gym.