Plan your visit

All the information and tips you need to plan an unforgettable trip to Inverness and Loch Ness!

If you're thinking about visiting Inverness and Loch Ness but don't know where to start, don't worry! We're here to provide you with the best information and tips to help you plan an amazing trip.

From the best times to visit and how to get here, to where to stay and everything in between, this page is designed to answer all your questions. Let us guide you in creating an unforgettable experience in this beautiful part of the world.

On this page we cover so many topics, if there is something specific you are looking for go direct to that section by clicking the link below

Travelling to and around Inverness and Loch Ness

What to know before travelling to Inverness and Loch Ness

Be inspired with our Discover More Guides

Bookable Experiences

What's on Calendar

When to visit

Visit the local communities of Inverness and Loch Ness

Family friendly information

Pet friendly information

Learn from the locals

Getting to Inverness and Loch Ness

Travelling to Inverness and Loch Ness has become simple and stress-free with several convenient and sustainable travel options to choose from. You can fly into Inverness airport, with regular connections from major cities in the UK and Europe. If you prefer a scenic journey, hop on a train – the rail network offers stunning views as you travel through the Highlands. Buses and coaches are also readily available and provide a budget-friendly way to reach the area.

Discover more about travel to Inverness and Loch Ness and also maps and travel options when you are here on our travel information page.

What you need to know before coming

It can be confusing when travelling to a new destination and if you have not been to Scotland before, you may have a few travel questions – and who better to answer them than us locals!

It is a big question and we are sure our "What you need to know before coming" page will help prepare you for a trip to Inverness and Loch Ness, covering a range of practical tips, cultural norms, and suggestions for making the most of your visit. 

Discover everything!

Explore where to go and what to see and do in Inverness and Loch Ness to build the best itinerary.

Discover more about the destination by exploring our huge range of guides, blogs and articles to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Bookable Experiences

Go on a discovery of experiences that you can have when visiting Inverness and Loch Ness. You will be amazed just how much is on offer all across the destination.

Booking your activities and experiences in advance can save you time and money and means you can make the most of your visit.

What's On Calendar

Find out what events are on in and around the destination when you are visiting or why not look for an event as a reason to come!

There are events throughout the year, from music festivals, travelling theatre productions, challenging sporting events and so much more, and they all give an extra buzz to the destination. 

When to visit

Inverness and Loch Ness is a destination perfect to visit at any time of the year! The weather or season doesn't stop you from experiencing our landscapes, history, culture and hospitality.... in fact, it enhances it. 

Read about what the different seasons bring to an adventure in Inverness and Loch Ness and find out which one will suit you best for your visit.

Visiting the local communities

There's a story behind every corner and those stories are found in the warmth of our local communities that surround the city and loch. 

For those visitors who are looking for an authentic local experience and to submerge yourself into local life, our local communities welcome you with open arms and provide the very best of Highland Hospitality.

Take a look at the local communities you can visit or base yourself, and what there is to see and do whilst you are there.

Family Friendly Inverness and Loch Ness

Visiting Inverness and Loch Ness is simply magical for children with it's historical stories of myths and legends, it's the perfect destination for a family holiday. Did we mention the plethora of child-friendly activities? 

Our family friendly page gives you all the insights parents need to plan a child friendly visit that will have your children smiling from ear to ear.

Pet Friendly holidays in Inverness and Loch Ness

You will be pleased to know that we very much welcome your furry family when holidaying in Inverness and Loch Ness. 

We know it's not always easy to take your four-legged pals on holiday with you, however, there are plenty pooch friendly accommodation options, activities and eateries on offer for you. 

Learn from our locals!

There is nothing better than local knowledge! Our locals have all the best advice and top tips because they live, work and play in the destination. These informative short videos ask all the questions you would want to know, what do they recommend you see and do and what are the top tips for visiting.

Things To Do Map

Explore all the things to see and do on our interactive map!

Where to stay

Explore all the accommodation options on our destination map to help plan where is the best place to be located for everything you want to see and do.

Food and Drink

Go on a foodie discovery of Inverness and Loch Ness, our food map will help you plan some delicious places to eat and drink during your visit.