Fun Facts of Inverness, Loch Ness
Here at Visit Inverness Loch Ness, we work endlessly to ensure the ultimate Highland Holidays in Scotland for you! That means helping you to live like a local when you’re with us. As such, each month we like to add a new Fun Fact to our website homepage, about Inverness and Loch Ness. These little insights are then gathered here in this blog to help you keep track. So find out more about Scotland, learn about our Highland region and understand how we live with a few of our little local insights, facts and fun tips. Or why not experience Scotland for yourself before you visit with our 360° Tours and Videos.
December 2018: Inverness One of the Fastest Growing Cities
Our little city is so small, it was only given status as a city in the year 2000! But being small doesn’t mean being limited. We are so well connected, so diverse and so cultural that we are one of Europes fastest growing cities. It’s no wonder we’re so popular… just minutes from Loch Ness. See our Inverness infographic for more information.
December 2018: Loch Ness By Numbers
Here are some great “Did You Know” facts about Loch Ness in our Loch Ness By Numbers infographic. Did you know we only have one island – Cherry Island. And it’s man-made! Unlike our other great Scottish Loch, Loch Lomond, some 3 hours away from us, our vast Scottish loch doesn’t have islands. Loch Lomond, on the other hand, has 22, and some are inhabited. See our Loch Ness infographic.
December 2018: The Loch Ness Monster
To date there has been 106 sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Nessie is the most famous monster around the world!
Hundreds of people travel to Scotland each year to search for Nessie as well as explore our many Scottish Castles, our ancient history Battlefields and other amazing places to see. Surrounded by Scottish glens, and the heather clad Highland hills, you have plenty to explore! Find out our favourite haunts...
October 2018: Inverness & River Ness Facts
Inverness means “mouth of the river Ness” and is the most northerly city in Scotland!
It sits just 8 miles North of our famous Loch Ness, and is known as “the capital of the Highlands”. It is most beautiful to visit in our crisp Scottish Winters, where you can curl up by the fire after a brisk walk along the banks of the River Ness.
Surrounded by Scottish glens, and the heather clad Highland hills, you have plenty to explore! Find out our favourite haunts..