In England, Scotland and Wales you need to, as a car rental customer, be ready to drive on the left side of the road. It may sound extremely tough, but once seated in your English rental car with the steering wheel on the right side, it can soon seem natural to follow the traffic on the left side. Most will quickly adopt to the new kind of driving, although the distance assessment (where on the road) the car is located, might be harder to adapt to when you just ‘moved’ into the other part, both on the road and in the vehicle.
Inverness is better known as the capitol in the Highlands and it also is one of the fastest growing cities in Scotland. There are some fantastic attractions in the city and vicinity plus it offers an excellent base for touring the highlands. There is absolutely no shortage of accommodation with a wide range of bed and breakfasts and hotels in Inverness.
Inverness because the main hub within the Highlands has excellent transport links towards the surrounding towns and to the other main cities in Scotland. You will find a domestic airport which is only a few miles outside of the city. From this point you will find flights to several Scottish islands as well as Edinburgh, Dublin and London.
The main train station is in the city centre only a five minute walk through the main shopping area. You can get a direct service from Van Hire Inverness to Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen. There are also connections to the other main cities and towns in Scotland.
The bus station is a few minutes through the train station again in the actual city centre of Inverness. You can find buses that connect Inverness for the main cities in Scotland, including a budget service operated by Megabus that has routes from only £1 one way. Additionally, there are services to the surrounding towns, including Fort Augustus and Fort William.
Inverness is well served by accommodation having an especially substantial amount of bed and breakfasts that are visible as you drive into the city. The metropolis centre also provides a great selection of luxury and budget options with hostels and hotels in Inverness available.
One of the better Inverness hotels will be the four star rated Inverness Marriott Hotel which is just a mile from the city centre and dates through the 18th century. Should you go a few miles outside the city then your Culloden House Hotel offers excellent 5 star luxury accommodation.
Urquhart castle is about 15 miles from Inverness on the way to Fort William and is also well worth a visit. Even though castle was mostly destroyed during the Jacobite wars there is still much to view.
After having a short presentation on entering the complex you may get out and explore the multi levels of the castle ruins. Additionally there is a fantastic view of Loch Ness as the castle sits over looking the loch on its elevated site.
Loch Ness is easily the most famous loch in Scotland and at 22.5 miles long it really holds more water than all the lakes in England combined. There are many boat trips available both from Inverness and Fort bgzvfm that offer the best way to see Loch Ness.
Addititionally there is information available on the background and mystery in the famous loch at Drumnadrochit visitor centre. Be sure you pack a set of binoculars if you would like try and view the lochs most popular resident, Nessie.
There are several options with regards to a cruise on Loch Ness but Jacobite provide you with the most comprehensive and diverse packages. Leaving from Inverness, you can choose among the many packages available starting from a standard dinner cruise to your all-inclusive exploration package with trips to Urquhart and Culloden.
The shortest cruise lasts only an hour as well as the longest is 6 hours, additionally there is the option to book the boat for any special day or if you wish to indulge try among the champagne cruises.