advertisement

Getting There

Domestic flights from various parts of Britain arrive at the Inverness Airport. Flight time from London's Gatwick to the Inverness/Dalcross Airport is 1 3/4 hours. Call tel. 01667/464-000 in Inverness, or visit www.invernessairport.com, for flight information.

Some five to seven trains per day arrive from Glasgow and Edinburgh (on Sun, two or three trains). The train takes 3 1/2 hours from either city, and a one-way fare from either is £33. Trains pull into Station Square, off Academy Street in Inverness (tel. 08457/484-950 for schedules).

Scottish Citylink coaches provide service for the area (tel. 08705/505-050; www.citylink.co.uk). Frequent service through the day is possible from either Edinburgh or Glasgow (a 4-hr. trip each way), at a one-way fare of £24. The bus station is at Farraline Park, off Academy Street (tel. 01463/233-371).

Driving from Edinburgh, take M9 north to Perth, and then follow along the Great North Road (A9) until you reach Inverness.

Visitor Information

The Inverness branch of the Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board is at Castle Wynd, off Bridge Street (tel. 01463/234-353; www.visithighlands.com). October to mid-April, it's open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm; mid-April to May, hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9:30am to 5pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm; June hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm; July to September, it's open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm.

Special Events

At the Highland Games in July, with its sporting competitions and festive balls, the season in Inverness reaches its social peak. For more information and exact dates, consult the tourist office.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.