Inverness is the capital city of the Highlands and a great destination to head to as part of a campervan or motorhome holiday in Scotland. The city has many attractions to offer, including history, culture, arts, whisky and landscapes.
Inverness: Getting there
Inverness is located in the Scottish Highlands on the northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It takes around four hours to drive by road from Edinburgh on the A9 road.
A motorhome is the ideal transport for visiting this Scottish destination and will give you a great view of the ever-changing landscapes, from the lower hills and mountains of central Scotland to the majestic Highlands.
Why not take a few days to reach Inverness and explore other fascinating towns and cities en route, including Stirling, Perth and Aviemore? However, if you are short of time, it’s easily possible to complete the drive in less than half a day.
Where to stay
There are a surprising number of options for overnighting in a motorhome or campervan in and around the city of Inverness. Search on-line and book early if you plan to holiday in Scotland at high season (spring and summer).
The Old Town of Inverness city features a number of historic sites, including the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the Old High Church, which mostly dates to the 18th century, as well an indoor Victorian Market, at Queensgate, selling food, clothing and crafts.
Inverness is very well located for seeing some of the great landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. Head in any direction from the city to be treated to views of spectacular mountains, glorious glens, lochs and the coast.
The beautiful mountain area of Torridon is a drive of about 1.5 hours to the west, for example.
The Great Glen Way is a waymaked route between Fort William and Inverness and is perfect for walking and cycling. You can access it to the south of the city where you will enjoy a path along the banks of the Caledonian Canal and further south, Loch Ness.
Loch ness is famous for the Loch Ness Monster. It’s also the location of historic Urquhart Castle. Head south on a 30-minute drive from the city to Drumnadrochit to visit the castle and the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition.
Inverness is also the gateway to the North Coast 500 or NC500 an epic driving route around the north-west of Scotland.
So, whether you’re looking for a weekend break, week-long holiday or something in-between, Inverness offers something for everyone.
Counting sheep Campers have wide a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and are conveniently located at the gateway to Scotland. Just a short drive from Edinburgh or Newcastle. If you wish to leave your car with us, no problem we offer free on site secure parking. We also offer an Airport or Train Meet & Greet service, if you wish to travel to us by public transport. It is a great location to start your holiday.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.