Inverness Castle as seen from River Ness

Inverness, what to do and see in two days in the capital of the Scottish Highlands

Useful information for visiting Inverness: how to get there and where to sleep

Inverness is really well-connected by public transport with the major Scottish cities. It takes about three hours and a half to get there from Edinburgh and Glasgow. I travelled with Scottish Citylink Gold, which operates express links between Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness with more onboard comforts like coach attendants, complimentary snacks and refreshments served during the journey, free WiFi and leather seating as well.

So you just have to take your seat and enjoy the amazing landscape out the window.

How to get to Inverness by bus with Scottish Citylink Gold The Scottish landscape out of the window while travelling to Inverness

For my stay in Inverness I chose The Royal Highland Hotel, situated in the heart of the city since 1856. It’s ideally located for visiting the capital of the Highlands and surroundings as it’s adjacent to the train station and 5 minutes far from the bus station. The hotel has 84 rooms and 2 luxury suites, everyone with a unique style that combines traditional and modern elements and comforts. Not to mention the complimentary “welcome kit” with bottled waters, coffee, teas, and biscuits.

Once in the reception area, it’s impossible not to remain speechless when observing the Grand Staircase next to the Gallery Cafe. This majestic architectural masterpiece leads up to the hotel’s bedrooms and it’s said to have inspired the designers of the Titanic for the stairwell in the ballroom.

The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness by night Common areas of the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness The Grand Staircase of the Royal Highland Hotel - Inverness (Scotland) My ensuite room at The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness

The breakfast is served in an elegant room on the ground floor and it’s a buffet style including a good range of choice of hot and cold dishes. Apart from the Cafe, you can try the renowned Ash Restaurant. WiFi is available throughout the hotel, check-in is from 3 pm while check-out is at 10:30 am, reception is 24/24.


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