Inverness is THE Highlands destination you won t want to miss. Expect a warm, friendly welcome from locals who can t get enough craic Gaelic for chat and light-hearted conversation. A great place to experience culture inverness (the city s Gaelic heritage) you will feel you ve stepped into another realm. Find yourself observing and taking part in whirling reels and jigs at pub ceilidhs (informal gatherings for music, song and dance), Feisan (cultural and linguistic festivals), Highland games and Hogmanay. You ll find yourself caught up in the poibaireachd (Scottish bagpipe music) and will enjoy theatre, drama and dance, both traditional and contemporary. Don t forget to bring a pencil and paper so you can jot down some of the new colorful terms and language you ll be hearing. After a night at the pub or maybe before is better take a stroll along the Ceilidh Trail and visit Loch Ness. Home to about 65,000 people the town has a history that goes back to 565AD. It is rich in legend, lore and history. Nine churches located right along the river provide architectural and historic interest and a beautiful trek through a beautiful landscape. Many old houses in the city date back to the 16th and 17th century and some, now used as offices and government spaces are open for viewing.
For those who love sports, the area has several notable teams, water sports, paintball, skiing, cycling, horse riding and three golf courses for your entertainment, including the Loch Ness Course. Dining options range from traditional, local cuisine, to global restaurants, to large chain shops recognizable from anywhere in the world. Come and enjoy the culture that is Inverness, Scotland.