Inverness, the capital of Inverness-shire, is located in the north of Scotland. It is the start and end of the NC500 loop around the Scottish Highlands.

The area boasts unbelievable landscapes, from the rugged mountains, and lochs to the rolling hills and forests. Winding roads provide scenic routes, allowing you to immerse yourself in the surroundings and experience Scotland’s natural beauty at its best.

Inverness itself offers a  wide range of attractions for travellers to explore. History buffs can visit the Inverness Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and offers panoramic views of the city. The Culloden Battlefield, located just outside Inverness is also a must-visit for those curious about Scottish history.

For those looking to experience local culture, Inverness offers a variety of museums and galleries, including the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and the Highland Archive Centre. If food is your thing you can indulge in the local cuisine, including traditional dishes such as haggis, neeps, and tatties, as well as fresh seafood from the nearby coast.

Inverness & Loch Ness By Air

This is not a quick two-minute video, but a 33-minute escape into the wilderness and some of the best Scotland has to offer around Inverness and Loch Ness

Guides to Inverness-Shire

Here are our guides to help you experience the NC500 and Inverness-Shire to the maximum during your adventures.

Accommodation in Inverness-Shire

Looking for somewhere to stay while passing through Inverness-Shire on your NC500 experience?