“ Ever needed to just get away, but you can't go for too long? Please tell us about your short breaks away (e.g. day trips, road trips or weekend breaks), whether it be for ultimate relaxation, or to be active and practice hobbies you may have (fishing, „
My family and I have just returned from a short stay in the beautiful city of Inverness. It is a wonderful stopping off point from which to explore all the highlands have to offer. The city itself has all you would expect from a tourist led industy, with shops and resteraunts, hotels and B & B's for everyones taste and wallet. I found it relaxing and welcoming. From the city there are many organised day trips by coach or boat, and also plenty of places to visit on your own. I would recomend the Loch Ness Museum; and a trip out on the Loch by boat is a must. For anyone who can actually get a good picture of Nessy, there is, I was assured, a substantial reward on offer! Another memerable day is a boat trip on the Moray Forth to see the most northenly group of dolphins in the British Isles. They were all in hiding when we went, but the trip was quite lovely anyway. Inverness is surrounded by the most amazing landscape that makes up the highlands. There are so many places to visit and things to do that you cannot hope to get bored. However, if your idea of a good holiday is to relax, then you could not pick a lovelier spot to do it in. Inverness is a very multi cultural city that I found inviting and extreamely friendly. On the whole, the city and it's inhabitants and businesses, welcome tourism. Although tourism is not the major source of income, visitors are well catered for and made to feel welcome. A great place to visit in itself, and to use as a base for exploring the wonders of the Scottish highlands.