Inverness

Inverness is the most northern city in the UK and considered the capital or gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

The city is as much famous for its surrounding landmarks and transport links, as for the city itself.

Loch Ness lies 15 miles south west of Inverness, with Urquhart Castle on its banks. The historic battlefield Culloden is around three miles east. Inverness is also close to Cawdor Castle, Nairn and the Moray Firth.

The city has a reputation for its night life and traditional Scottish music venues.

By train, Inverness is 4 hours from Edinburgh, 3.5 hours from Glasgow and 2.5 hours to Aberdeen. The Caledonian Sleeper also provides an overnight train service from London Euston to Inverness, stopping in Preston and Crewe.

Inverness Airport is a 25-minute bus or taxi from the city centre and has connections with UK airports including London and Manchester, and Scottish airports such as Sumburgh and Kirkwall.