Discover Car Hire in Inverness
Inverness is a river city on the east coast of Scotland - and the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. It is one of the smallest cities in Scotland with a population of around 55,000 people, but its popularity is growing fast due to Inverness Airport and its ideal location. Inverness has all the benefits of city life combined with the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands right on its doorstep. Inverness is a Gaelic word meaning "mouth of the River Ness". The Ness is a river which flows out of Loch Ness (famous for its monster!) into the Moray Firth (famous for its resident pod of Bottlenose dolphins). Travellers find the compact city centre and friendly unhurried pace of Inverness make it an ideal stress-free holiday destination. There’s lots to do and a quality of life that is hard to beat anywhere in the world.
With its convenient location and accessibility, Inverness is the perfect city to start (or finish) a self drive adventure! Flights to Inverness can be taken from many major UK airports. There are daily flights from London Gatwick and Heathrow that can whisk you into the heart of the Scottish Highlands within two hours. Then jump in your rental car, and make the 15 minute journey into the city. DriveAway partners with a number of car rental suppliers in Inverness including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz. Our suppliers are located in the terminals of Inverness Airport, Inverness Train Station or a number of downtown locations. By booking online with DriveAway, you'll be able to search & compare between a huge fleet of vehicles ranging from compact to full size, wagons and people movers.
Inverness is a compact, cosmopolitan city with a lot of heart and soul, and all the wonders of the Scottish Highlands on its doorstep. The buzzing city offers a huge choice of things to see & do from ancient castles, highland clans, museums, 4,000-year-old burial chambers and of course Loch Ness - home to the world-famous Loch Ness monster!
Discover the cities flourishing culinary scene, for a bit of retail therapy explore the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre, catch one of the many events or shows at Eden Court Theatre, or take your time to admire art exhibitions in the city's modern galleries. Wandering through the city centre is just as enjoyable; appreciate Inverness Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral, then stroll along the banks of the River Ness, crossing the suspension bridge for some peace and relaxation on the Ness Islands.
Inverness is also the perfect place to discover & learn about some of Scotland's history. See where the last battle on British soil played out at Culloden Battlefield or uncover the Clava Cairns - a complex of graves dating back over 4,000 years. Then visit Nairn, a pretty Victorian seaside resort, or book a whisky tour at one of the nearby historic distilleries.
A trip to Inverness wouldn't be complete without a visit to Loch Ness - it contains the largest volume of freshwater in the British Isles, and actually has more than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. It’s an easy 30-minute drive and you might just see the legendary Loch Ness Monster, so have your camera ready! Located to the south of Inverness, you can take a loch cruise, or explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the banks of the loch.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Inverness – Aberdeen||170||2.5|
|Inverness – Glasgow||270||3|
|Inverness – Edinburgh||290||3.5|
|Inverness – Manchester||560||6.5|
|Inverness – London||915||10|
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