Christmas Stars featuring Fig & Thistle Bistro on Stephen’s Brae
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From culture to nature, shopping to walking, Inverness offers a rich variety of things to see and do.
Our City Centre has a great variety of shops from multi-nationals to unique independents. You will find 60 outlets in our modern indoor Shopping Centre – Eastgate Shopping Centre and a great variety of businesses in Inverness Old Town including the indoor Victorian Market.
Enjoy a walking tour with the City Heritage Trail and discover the many interesting historic buildings in the city centre.
Download the free Inverness City Historic Walk App on your smartphone – this App takes you round 32 historic sites in the City Centre and close by where you can learn all about their history – download the app on android devices here or apple devices here.
Our city centre is has an excellent reputation for its variety of hospitality venues many offering live Scottish music. Take a look through our Eat & Drink Guide for more information.
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For history lovers the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a must visit where you can see the fascinating range of artefacts and collections that celebrate Highland life and heritage. The galleries feature exhibitions for you to learn about the heritage and the events that make our City what it is today.
Inverness Library is located on Farraline Park and offers public access to the lending library and reference room. It often holds activities, exhibitions and author visits.
If you enjoy the theatre you must visit the award winning Eden Court Theatre where you will find an extensive entertainment programme. Next to Eden Court you can visit the imposing Inverness St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness.
The more active visitor might like to enjoy walking, running or biking along one of the many riverside routes around the city, taking in the beautiful Ness Islands and River Ness. Wander west and you will come to the Highland Archive and Registration Centre, where you are welcome to drop in and research family history; the Inverness Botanic Gardens where you can explore the delightful gardens in any season; the Inverness Ice Centre, which provides excellent facilities for enjoying ice sport and Inverness Leisure and Aquadome for serious swimmers or a family day out as well as a host of sport classes available.
If you would like to hire a bike to explore the area there are many options available from road bikes to electric bikes.
This useful MAP OF INVERNESS & AREA from Hi-Trans gives detailed information about Active Travel routes in Inverness City Centre and the surrounding area including information on bike shops.
Hop on to a City Sightseeing Tour Bus and soak in the history and views around the City – tours leave from Inverness Bus Station.
For more information and inspiration on where to go and what to do in the wider Inverness area visit the Inverness Loch Ness Tourism BID.
For visitors with a disability the Highland Council has worked with Inverness Access Panel and national disability organisation DisabledGo to provide detailed access information to 1,000 public venues across Inverness and the surrounding wards. All types of venues are covered including leisure centres, libraries, shops, restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions and many more. The guides look at everything from the availability of parking, dimensions and fittings in accessible toilets, lighting levels, staff training, colour contrast and the services on offer. Click here to find an accessible venue for you”.
Inverness is at the heart of one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Europe, but with excellent transport links across Scotland, the UK and further afield, the City in the Highlands is always open for business. For transport links go to GETTING HERE
As well an already strong and successful central trading environment, Inverness boasts a skilled and resourceful workforce as reflected by emerging new industries such as life sciences and renewable energies, which are prominent in the City and look set to expand in coming years. Furthermore, Inverness has its very own University of the Highlands and Islands which offers a variety of courses, and produces a talented local workforce.
Furthermore, Inverness is the hub of tourism in the Highlands and Islands, attracting thousands of national and international visitors every year. Along with stunning natural landscapes, a plethora of things to do, and of course, the business opportunities in the tourism sector go from strength to strength.
Inverness City Centre is at the heart of all this, and here at the City Centre BID, we pride ourselves on our commitment to strengthening business in all sectors of the City Centre.
Take a look through out Business Directory to see for yourself the unique range of businesses that our city has on offer.
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