10 Reasons To Visit Inverness In 2015
Posted: Mar 14, 2015
Inverness is a small town in Scotland that has been gaining much attention from the public because of its fascinating attractions and culture. So, if you are searching for a different kind of experience on your next travels, then these 10 reasons to visit Inverness in 2015 can help you get started in planning your visit.
1. Inverness Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens was first opened to the public in 1993 and it serves as a haven of natural beauty and charm in the enchanting town of Inverness. Here, you can find diverse species of plants enclosed in glasshouses to protect them from the changing weather. Moreover, there is a massive outdoor garden that is filled with flowers bursting with colour and life, as well as lush greenery.
2. Bogbain Farm
Bogbain is situated about 3 miles south of Inverness. It is popular for a wide range of barn events that can accommodate about 120 guests. Attractive features of the farm include a cocktail bar, saloon bar, stone walls, farm machinery and pie stoves. You can also witness stunning views of the Moray Firth while at the farm.
3. Castle Gallery
A trip to Inverness will never be complete without a visit to the Castle Gallery. This remarkable art gallery features the masterpieces of some of Scotland's renowned artists and new talents. There are crafts, sculptures, jewellery and paintings on dis-play at the Castle Gallery.
4. Inverness Leisure
At Inverness Leisure, there is no such thing as boredom, thanks to the extensive choices of recreational activities available at this fun-filled facility in Scotland. In fact, more than a million visitors travel to see Inverness Leisure each year. The attractions include a fitness facility, indoor climbing walls, 8-lane competition pool and a spacious sports hall that can hold 2 football pitches and 8 badminton courts.
5. Scottish Flair Art Gallery
Located on the River Ness banks, this art gallery accommodates a large collection of works by Scottish artists. There is always something new to see at the gallery, as the displays change constantly to meet the unique tastes of all art enthusiasts visit-ing the place.
6. Highland Aviation Museum
Opened on weekends, the Aviation Museum gives you an idea of what it's like to be in the Pilot's seat of a jet provost trainer, low-level bomber, V-bomber and a herald passenger aircraft. There are also displays and artefacts of aircrafts used during the World War II.
7. River Ness
The breathtaking River Ness flows from Scotland's northern end of Loch Ness and through the north east portion of Inverness. The river is also of glacial origin and it is known for having among the highest discharge rates throughout the United Kingdom despite the river's short length.
8. Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is a must-visit in Inverness because of its beautiful attractions in-cluding the Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle's ruins and lovely mountain peaks and hillsides. Then, take a break at Broadford where you can enjoy a lovely picnic while marvelling at the views all around you.
9. Applecross Peninsula
Witness the magnificence of the Applecross Peninsula, a remote attraction that boasts an enigmatic highland scenery and wildlife. Other famous sites to visit include the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Applecross Village and and Lochcarron Highland Village just along the way.
10. Black Isle
While accompanied by a travel guide, your visit to the Black Isle should be one that you would never forget. It is here where you can have a glimpse of remarkable scenery including Cromarty's famous fishing village, Glen Ord Whisky Distillery, and Chanonry Point, famous for its bottlenose dolphins. A walk along the famous shores of Loch Ness should also be one of the highlights of your trip to this spectacular island.
Make your next trip to Scotland something more enriching and extraordinary as you visit Inverness this 2015. Be sure to add these scenic places to your itinerary for an experience you will never forget!
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