A view of Inverness

Inverness’ Best Kept Secrets

So, you want to visit Inverness? Do you think you’ve seen everything there is to see? It’s debatable if you haven’t visited these two of Inverness’ best kept secrets! There is an abundance of things to see and places to visit in Inverness but the grandeur of these specific hidden gems can not be replicated and they certainly can’t be outdone. So what is hiding amongst all the things to see in Inverness that we might have missed? Here are two of Inverness’ best kept secrets you will kick yourself for having missed!

A view of Inverness

Achnagairn Castle

Achnagairn Castle is one of the many castles located near Inverness. Recently restored by Perfect Manors, the castle features an extraordinary ornate ballroom as well as individually designed boutique bedrooms to make even the most seasoned traveller’s heart soar. The castle hosts 18 spectacular and individually styled bedrooms, some twins and others are double. This is the perfect wedding venue for those wanting an elegant and beautiful wedding their guests are going to talk about for years to come.

The Adams Room – Kingsmills Hotel

This isn’t a hotel room, no. But this stunning room can be hired out for meetings, meals and everything in between. Kingsmills offer you a professional experience with friendly service from the staff regardless of whether you’re there for a night or just an hour in their Adams room.

But what makes the Adams room really special? It is the fact that this very room once played host to the great Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns!

The room seats between 18 and 35 guests. The Adams room is great for both small businesses and corporates, bringing you a stunning yet comfortable environment for the marriage of like-minds in the 18th century hotel venue. Some of the décor like the grand fireplace and the stucco ceiling. The hotel is centrally located which is brilliant for people coming from any direction be it further in the Highlands or as far south as London. The venue offers free parking too!

Inverness’ Best Kept Secrets

Now that’s a secret worth sharing! The only question that is left to stand is which of Inverness’ best kept secrets will you visit first?

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The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip

Scotland – a country known for its world-class scenery, memorable music scene and of course, eclectic cuisine. Haggis, whisky and square sausage, anyone?  If you are planning a trip to Scotland, why not take our ultimate Scottish road trip?

Kick things off in the Kingdom of Fife

The first port of call for anybody new to Scotland is a trip to the beautiful east coast. Pop on down to the proclaimed home of golf, St. Andrews and play on world-famous courses. Head on over to Anstruther or as the locals call it, “Ainster”) for a true delight of a fish supper from the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar.

Where to stay: Elderburn Luxury Lodges, Silverdyke Holiday Park.

Boat in anstruther

Imagine in Inverness

Explore the ruins of the battle grounds of Culloden, unfurl the myth of the Loch Ness monster and embrace the stunning Scottish scenery on offer. Are you a fan of Scotch Whisky? Why not take a Speyside Whisky tour? Indulge in having your very own Whisky tour-guide-come-chauffeur and spend the day having a true Whisky adventure sampling all the best distilleries Speyside has to offer.

Where to stay: Kingsmills Hotel, Eagle Brae.

Be Inspired in Islay

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a trip to the scenic Outer Hebrides. Visit the Isle of Islay and immerse yourself in the serene tranquillity and natural wild beauty that the island offers. Take an opportunity to sample the peaty malts of Islay, or set off for some island hopping across to Jura and other neighbouring lands. And make sure you have a taste of freshly cooked pizza from Peatzeria.

Where to stay:  Islay Cottages.

Islay lighthouse at sunset

Explore in Edinburgh

Finish off in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Explore this UNESCO heritage site and unravel Scottish history with a trip to Edinburgh Castle, visit the spooky underground city vaults and discover the site of the Covenanters Prison – widely regarded as the world’s first concentration camp. Finish off with a bit of souvenir shopping and head on over to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket to snap up a vintage bargain or two.

Where to stay: Parliament House Hotel.

Planning your Scottish Road Trip

Planning your Scottish road trip can be a lengthy task – especially considering how many fantastic attractions there are! Why not visit some of our previous suggestions to help get your creative juices flowing.

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