Regarded as the capital of the Highlands, the picturesque city of Inverness is rich with heritage. Whether you fancy losing yourself in the historic centre or exploring some of the wildlife along the River Ness, this Scottish gem has all you need for a great break. Discover the city for yourself and book your cheap flights to Inverness with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Daily
Currency: GBP (£)
One of Europe’s fastest growing cities, Inverness boasts fine architecture, whimsical shops and a friendly nightlife teeming with restaurants. The relaxed atmosphere and village feel is welcoming to visitors and the perfect recipe for a stress-free holiday. Perched on at the mouth of the River Ness, this ancient city is steeped in history and folklore, and continues to attract tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. It’s an ideal spot from which to discover the glorious nature of the Highlands, where wildlife abounds and provides a fantastic locale for fishing and animal watching. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, check out our travel guide below and discover all the area has to offer.
Famed for seafood, steaks and whisky, the restaurant scene in Inverness is one not to miss. Whether you fancy dining on fresh, local produce or are looking for cuisine from further afield, the city will not disappoint. For a taste of local life, try the River House Restaurant on the banks of the Ness, or for something a little cosier, a cream tea at Cameron’s Tea Room and Farm Shop is one not to miss. For even more fun when the sun goes down, Eden Court Theatre is the go-to spot for live music and entertainment as well as Church Street and the surrounding area for bars and pubs.
Shopping is centred in and around Old Town - a compact area that is easily explored on foot. Here you will find a myriad of little shops selling souvenirs and local handiwork. Also not to be missed is the covered Victorian Market that dates back to the late 19th century. This shopping arcade exudes history and is a great place to shop for gifts. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, head to the bustling high street or Eastgate Centre - boasting a range of high-street favorites, the vast mall also offers a range of places to eat.
Visitors to Inverness will delight in the host of architecture in and around the city. Fans of the Gothic style will marvel at St. Andrews Cathedral, and those looking for something a bit older will want to check out the Urquhart Castle ruins. These ruins also happen to be the location of frequent sightings of “Nessie,” the fabled Loch Ness monster, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for this elusive creature. Breath-taking views and wildlife are huge draws in the Highlands, and those who love the outdoors will enjoy salmon fishing in the river. The Moray Firth, an inlet just northeast of the city, also attracts many visitors for the local dolphins, seals and birds.
Inverness airport is located on the A96 roughly 15km from the city of Inverness. The airport provides convenient access to all the treasures of the Highlands whether you choose to stay in Inverness or explore beyond the city centre
IATA code: INV
Name: Inverness Airport
Address: Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7JB
Telephone: +44 (0)1667 464000
If you are flying from Inverness and wish to take your own car, there is Short Stay and Long Stay parking available. Follow the directions for the short-stay car park for passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, or for a quick visit, it is also possible to park for up to 20 minutes free of charge.
For travelers wishing to continue their journey by rail, taxis and buses are available to Inverness railway station. The journey takes about 15 minutes by taxi and slightly longer by bus. Bus passengers can alight from the airport and exit at the Academy Street stop by the Eastgate Centre.
For visitors seeking a taxi, a dedicated taxi rank outside the terminal building provides easy access to the city. Taxis are frequent and plentiful, but if you prefer, it is also possible to book in advance with Highland Taxis.
If you are flying to Inverness to explore the wonders of the Scottish Highlands, hiring a car may make it easier to move around during your stay. Avis serve the airport and there is no need to book in advance if you are arriving between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Arriving outside of these hours will require prior arrangements.
For the weary traveler looking to tuck in for the night, Inverness has an abundance of accommodation to suit your style, from luxury hotels to family-run bed-and-breakfasts. Use our booking tool on the left to find your ideal place to stay.