A trip to Inverness isn’t complete with a walk along the river heading towards the Caledonian Canal. Here you'll find the relaxing Ness Islands, the perfect spot to escape the city and enjoy a picnic – there’s even a chance of spotting a seal or two.
You’ll also find several public parks near the islands: head to Whin Park to enjoy a charming miniature railway, or to the Inverness Botanic Gardens to admire exotic plants rarely seen this far north. After you’ve explored the town’s shopping streets – we recommend browsing in the Victorian Market in the Old Town – set off on a dolphin cruise, an offering found in few other places in Great Britain.
The nearby Moray Firth, with tremendous views of Culloden Moor, Fort George and the Great Glen, is the most habitable area for these fascinating sea creatures in the UK. For some family fun, head out of town to Landmark Park, which offers adventure-fuelled fun just a short trip from the city. It’s situated out in the Highlands, and has an abundance of rides and attractions including a water park.
Finally, end your visit with some culture: learn about the history of kilts at the Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, or take in a show at the modern Eden Theatre on the banks of the Ness.