Learn from the locals

Discover Inverness and Loch Ness Like a Local!

There's nothing quite like local knowledge to uncover the true magic of a place. Locals know their surroundings inside and out, including all the hidden gems and must-see spots.

In our exciting social media series, "Learn from the Locals," we bring you the best tips straight from the people who live, work, and play in Inverness and Loch Ness. These insiders share their top recommendations, secret spots, and favourite activities, giving you the ultimate guide to exploring our breathtaking destination.

Ready to plan your dream holiday? Let our locals inspire your itinerary with their expert advice and insider knowledge. Discover Inverness and Loch Ness like never before!

Episode 1

"A wonderful stroll along the river to the Botanic Gardens" 

is one of the suggestions from Kelly, the Sales, Marketing and Events manager from the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel.

Watch to find out what other great suggestions Kelly has for your visit, there are many!

Episode 2

"Just take your time, don't rush."

One of the tops tips from Lynsey the Marketing Manager at Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

She has lots more suggestions for visitors who love to explore the great outdoors.

Episode 3

"Bring a sense of adventure!"

This is a great top tip from Gill who is one of the site managers at Torvean Caravan Park in Inverness.

Gill goes on to give great tips about visiting local places to eat and drink and advice for visitors with motorhomes, take a watch to find out more.

Episode 4

"You've got to visit Glen Affric"

Just one of the ideas from local Karl who owns Invercannich Farm in Cannich. He also mentions the great local home baking in his suggestions which is always a great addition to any trip itinerary. 

Episode 5

"Make sure you pack a midge spray for the Summer months"

A great top tip for the Summer months if you are visiting, Siobhan from Simpsons Garden Centre has some fantastic ideas to add to your itineraries. 

Episode 6

"Come all year round whether it's rain or shine."

Samantha the Events and Groups Manager at the Palace Hotel has a very good point! Inverness and Loch Ness are a year round destination, don't just come in the Summer. Find out what other fantastic suggestions she had for visitors in this episode.

Episode 7

"Try haggis, neeps and tatties with a peppercorn sauce!"

It's not just about the places to visit, there's all the great Scottish food and drink to try! Lindsey from Caley Cruisers has many more brilliant ideas and suggestions from a local perspective of what to see and do in Inverness and Loch Ness in her episode.

Episode 8

"Check out ther islands!"

Joanna the owner of Farm Ness gives all the family friendly top tips and suggestions for the area in this episode of learn from the locals!

Episode 9

"Bring your hiking boots!"

Connor from The Lovat Loch Ness Hotel in Fort Augustus recommends bringing your hiking boots for all the great walks available. He also highlights that Inverness and Loch Ness is a very dog friendly destination and has some great top tip of where to take your furry family for a brilliant day out.