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Shops, Restaurants, Cinema etc in the nearby Shopping Park: map
Inverness shopping park, Argos, Bank, Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Clarks, DW Sports, Homebase, JD Sports, Maplin, Mothercare, New Look (Starbucks), Next, Outfit, Pets at Home, Poundworld, Tesco, Burger King, Costa, Pizza Hut. Theres also a seven screen, 1,822-seater Vue Cinema.

Inshes Retail and Leisure Park map
Dunelm mill, Hobbycraft, Matalan, Tesco Extra (24hr), Deichmann Shoes, Dobbies Garden Centre, Bannatyne's Health Club, Harry Ramsdens, Les Enfants, Brantano Footwear, Aldi.

Eastgate Centre map
The cities main shopping mall is situated 10 minutes drive from the apartment and boasts over 60 stores.

If your dependent on public transport there's a regular bus service near the apartment the bus stop is a 5 minute walk at the start of the road. You can buy what we call a "Megarider Plus" bus ticket Stagecoach this allows you unlimited travel to & from the city for 7 days at a much reduced cost & these can be bought on the bus from the driver.

 

 
Recommended/Useful places near our Apartment

Pubs & Restaurants
Blacksmiths - Situated a few minutes drive and is the local sports bar offering good home cooked food, great atmosphere & lively entertainment! Directions on map

The Snow Goose - Of all the pubs in Inverness, The Snow Goose is surely the best place to make the most of our weather (come rain or shine) - with a delicious meal, a thirst quenching drink and the cherished company of family and friends. Soak up the warmest of welcomes and explore some of the most popular pub food menus in Scotland. View the menu on there website. Directions on map

Bakery Shop
Harry Gow - A high quality bakery and confectioners crowned FIRST EVER Scottish Baker of the Year in 2012. The product range is extensive and includes traditionally baked breads, rolls, croissants, savouries, shortbread, oatcakes, danish pastries, cakes, scones, meringues, fruitcakes, fruit tarts, pavlovas and gateaux. In addition to the extensive range of bakery products they also offer a takeaway menu of filled rolls and croissants, freshly prepared in-store and featuring nutritional, high quality ingredients. Be warned once you visit your sure to return! Directions on map

Culloden Centre - map
Hairdressers, Co-op food store, A&I butchers Butcher Of The Year North West of Scotland at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards 2015. Bookmakers, Pharmacy, 1st Pizza direct and 1st Plaice fish bar (view good variety menu online, order online or collect). Culloden Petrol Station and Magic Wok chinese takeaway - map and there's also an Indian take-away (The Curry Hoose) at the back of the Culloden Centre.

The Cod Father
Fish and chips takeaway (4 minutes drive) map

 

 
Inverness, Capital of the HighlandsMap of Scotland

Inverness is located 160 miles north of Edinburgh (the capital of Scotland) and 105 miles west of Aberdeen. Set on the shores of the Moray Firth and famous for its colony of Bottle Nosed Dolphins, (book the 'Dolphin Spirit' boat trip online) this area enjoys some outstanding and breath-taking scenery.

The city straddles the banks of the River Ness which offers the many tourists who visit this area, some very enjoyable walks over Edwardian footbridges and through the wooded Ness Islands.

On the western side of Inverness is The Caledonian Canal which joins Loch Ness, Oich and Lochy, connecting to the north sea via the Moray Firth and the Atlantic at Corpach, near Fort William.

Loch Ness stretches some 23 miles and boasts the greatest body of freshwater in Europe, it's also the reputed home of the Loch Ness monster. Visit the Monster Exhibition at Drumnadrochit or enjoy a Cruise along The Caledonian Canal or the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness.

Inverness Castle webcam, still one of the dominant features of the town, has been the target of countless attacks over the centuries, although today it houses the Sheriff Courthouse. The castle itself is not open to the public but there is a small exhibition in the drum tower which is open during the summer. The towns museum & art gallery holds some interesting relics as well as many photos of old Inverness.

There are numerous shops selling local crafts, gifts, Tartans, and knitwear. A wide selection of restaurants that serve both local and international cuisine Restaurants (downloadable guide in pdf format), also nightclubs and bars that cater for all tastes. Eden Court Theatre and Whatsonhighlands a what's on guide for the city covering every aspect of entertainment. Inverness Festivals the official website for Inverness Festivals.

The Inverness Botanic Gardens, glass house, gardens and coffee shop offers a tranquil break amidst beautiful floral displays. It was opened in 1993 by Prince Edward and has been inspiring local gardeners and visitors from all over the world ever since.

Sports enthusiasts are well catered for with no less than 3 golf courses within Inverness, namely, Inverness GC , Torvean GC and Fairways (with driving range). Many more can be found in the surrounding area.

There is a purpose-built Aquadome and Sports Centre with competition pool, leisure waters with flume rides, bubbling geysers and wave lagoon, outdoor thistle shaped pool, health suite, sports hall, running track and cafe bar. A boating park, miniature railway and children's play area, ice rink and tennis/squash courts.

Also worth a visit is Rollerbowl with 24 ten pin bowling lanes in state of the art luxurious surroundings, pool tables, video games bar and restaurant. There is also superb Fishing for salmon and wild brown trout, found in rivers and lochs throughout the area.

Highland Games are held in Scotland from the end of May to the middle of September every year, attracting crowds from several hundred to over ten thousand at some of the larger Games.

Traditional events held are Heavyweight events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Pipe Bands, Tug of War, Wrestling and Light Field events. In addition most Highland Games have keenly contested Athletic and Cycling events, many which operate a handicap system. There are usually events held for Adults and Juniors.

EXPLORE THE BEST OF SCOTLAND'S HERITAGE
Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain. The final Jacobite uprising ended here on 16 April, 1746, when the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was crushed by the Government forces, led by the Duke of Cumberland. See an audio-visual and historical interpretation of the scene. Following the bloody battle the victorious Duke of Cumberland requested that a new fort be built at Inverness, on the site of the old. For various reasons the fort was built, not at Inverness but on a flat promontory projecting into the Moray Firth, some nine miles to the east of the town at Ardersier, visit Fort George

Also worth a visit is Hugh Miller's Cottage who became a stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer and not forgetting Urquhart Castle, one of the largest in Scotland or Cawdor Castle which was built in the 14th century by the Calder family.

Black Isle Wildlife & Country Park (5 mins drive from Inverness). 'Make friends with the animals'. Feed the ducks, geese and swans in the many ponds. Make contact with the friendly goats and stroke the cuddly rabbits. See the pot-bellied pigs, rare sheep and cattle. A cafe and gift shop are available or you can enjoy a picnic in the play area set aside for children.

 

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