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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Take a boat trip up loch ness, jACOBITE CRUISES OR RENT A PRIVATE TOUR VIA AIR BNB”
  • 84 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Lots on throughout the year - theatre, art house cinema, music, drop in dance/drama/yoga classes. Has a cafe and a restaurant. A great place! Walking distance from flat.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Castle
“Along the shores of Loch Ness - why not take a cruise to visit Urquhart Castle outside the Clansman Hotel”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pub
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“Live Scottish Music every night! Very busy at the weekend, with a great atmosphere.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located right next to the river, this is another of my favs. A converted church, with woodburning stove - it's a great place to go for lunch or dinner on a chilly day! All ingredients are locally sourced. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
National Park
“There are hundreds of attractions across the park. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit there is always something happening. Anything from the Husky rally to the Harley Davidson bike Rally or the highlands games ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Castle
“Worth stopping at Eileen Donna castle on your journey. It’s just over 8 miles before the Skye Bridge on your journey to Skye.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Another must see in the area is the Culloden Battlefield. On site is a visitors centre and museum which will guide you through the history of the ultimately doomed Jacobite Rising and the last major battle fought on British soil”
  • 42 locals recommend
Department Store
“Great for a visit to this extensive delicatessen, full of highland specialities, not to mention a wee dram. Wander amongst the country clothing and home making departments. But don’t miss the short walk to the Falls of Bruar to the right of the clearance department.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Great place to visit with fantastic views , the gondolas will take you up to the restaurant and viewing areas, if you are into walking and mountain biking you will not find much better in Scotland I would highly recommend it ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Nature
“The fairy pools don’t need an introduction, the name itself describes the magical place that it is. Clear water pools and rives that almost look blue. Fantastic place for some wild swimming. The walk to the pools themselves is not a long walk but if you carry on past the pools toward s the cullins the water turns even more blue ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Outdoor Supply Store
“You get a cracking view all the way out to Skye (on a clear day) from the car park. With a cafe, walks and views, well worth a trip. For the more adventurous, take the 1 hour walk up the mountain to Cairngorm Summit. As a qualfied mountain guide, Heather advises that you have the appropriate footwear, clothing, map, compass and health and experience to undertake this trip. Watch the weather and look at the Mountain Weather Information Service. it is 1300 metres afterall and like the Artic!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Ten Arctic fox cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park Ten Arctic fox cubs have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore. The cubs will stay with their parents May and Bard, who arrived at the park in November 2018, for about five to six months. Arctic fox cubs are born with grey or brown fur for better camouflaging during the summer months. Adult Arctic foxes change their colouring with the seasons and are better known for their thick white fur which helps them to cope with temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Adventure park about 30 minutes drive south of Inverness. Great day out for the kids”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Worth checking out their pre-theatre deal, gets busy and worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 45 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located right next to the river, this is another of my favs. A converted church, with woodburning stove - it's a great place to go for lunch or dinner on a chilly day! All ingredients are locally sourced. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Worth checking out their pre-theatre deal, gets busy and worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional highland pub & restaurant on the shores of Loch Ness. After eating take a stroll on the pebble beach for breathtaking views. 20 min drive”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“Upmarket restaurant, can be busy so would recommend booking a table in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 26 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Check out their pre-theatre deals. Can get busy so worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
“Johnny Foxes is great for a drink early on or if you like live music head there later in the night. Only a short walk to and from The Loft.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within a short drive, over on the Duirinish Peninsula, the Three Chimneys is another fine dining venue that Skye has to offer.”
  • 26 locals recommend

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