Although the days are starting to feel a bit cooler, September is a great month to combine indoor fun with outdoor adventure. Take a visit to some of our many castles, enjoy an afternoon tea and cosy up with a dram!
Delicious food, wonderful drink and terrific company. That’s all you need for a great night around Inverness, and we can provide two out of those three! If you are looking for restaurants in Inverness, you are spoiled for choice. From stylish restaurants to gastropubs, there’s something for everyone. For example, the Angel Share and Prime Restaurant are set over two floors offering a steak & seafood restaurant under one roof.
Further afield, there are some excellent choices to eat for lunch or dinner. The Struy Inn in Beauly is a traditional 19th-century country inn. It’s a small restaurant (so book in advance!) but offers wonderful home-cooked food on a daily basis.
Life doesn’t always have to be dashing around and keeping to schedule. If you are planning on visiting us this September, treat yourself and book in for a relaxing massage or therapy. Massage treatments are available in places like Kingsmills Hotel, where you can stay for your break and also make use of their spa.
Sometimes, walking in beautiful countryside is all the relaxation you need. Hiking and walking around the highlands and Inverness in September is a great thing to do for you soul. Get beautiful fresh air on mountain tops, glens or lochside. We have it all. You don’t even have to leave Inverness city centre either – the Ness Islands are a great way to relax away from it all without needing a car.
Now that the schools are returning, September is the perfect time for romantic breaks to the Highlands. Visiting Loch Ness and Inverness in September with your partner at this time of year can mean long strolls by Loch Ness, thrilling rides over the water and relaxing evenings sipping whisky. You might even want to go on a food and drink tour!
There are plenty of attractions too. The beautiful Inverness Botanic Gardens offer the opportunity to walk hand-in-hand through their cactus house and tropical house. Similarly, Cawdor Castle has three outstanding gardens, meaning whenever you visit there’s always something to admire. You could also walk around Cawdor Big Wood to really feel like it’s just the two of you around.
This is a stunning area of the Highlands. In September, as the sun starts to dip lower in the sky, the evenings can glow. Taking a trip to some of the most famous attractions, like Urquhart Castle or Dunrobin Castle, is less busy now than at other times of the year. Less queuing, more doing! And top tip – if you are on the lookout for dolphins, then Fort George is a great place to start.
Fishing on Loch Ness and surrounding lochs is a great way to stop and admire the stillness of the area. For a more energetic way of enjoying the scenery, you could consider a canoe trail along one of our rivers.