Inverness is regarded as the capital of the Scottish highlands and is ranked fifth out of 189 cities in Great Britain for quality of life. Visit the impressive Inverness castle, the Plodda Falls, botanical garden, The Highlander Museum, Inverness Cathedral and the ruined 16th century fortress which overlooks the city. With car hire in Inverness you can visit all these sights in your own pace. Inverness is also a great place to visit the famous Loch Ness by boat which is reputedly inhabited by "Nessie", the Loch Ness Monster. The boat ride will take you down the River Ness to the lake itself. Inverness is a great city to explore with lots to offer. For more inspiration on where to head with your car hire, visit our Scottish Sights road trip page or our Scottish Highlands road trip page.
The city of Inverness is quite small, and therefore does not suffer from much traffic congestion. A hire car is therefore the ideal way to get around. From the city of Inverness you can use your hire car to visit the city of Abderdeen which is known for its granite architecture or visit the Scottish capital Edinburgh. For more information about places to visit in the UK and traffic information, visit our UK driving information guide.
There are several parking possibilities for your car hire in Inverness. The city has many parking lots and is affordable compared to other cities. In the city centre there are several Shopping centres where it is also possible to park. Depending on the location the parking fees usually range between 1-2 GBP per hour and approximately 7-15 GBP a day.
Inverness is located on the northeast coast of Scotland. The city has a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants and is on the crossing of the rivers Ness and Moray Firth. The city is located about 150 miles north of the capital Edinburgh.
The climate in Scotland is part of the colder northern section of Great Britain. The summers are warm while the winters are cold. The weather tends to change often and the western highlands of Scotland are one of the wettest places in Europe in terms of rainfall. Scotland is also officially the windiest country in Europe due to the Atlantic depressions that bring strong winds and clouds to the region.
Inverness Airport is located approximately 7 miles to the northeast of the city. There are rental desks in the terminal. Without a car hire the easiest way to get to the city is by bus.
Inverness Airport (INV)
Website: Inverness Airport
Address: Inverness Airport (INV), Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland IV2 7JB.
Telephone: 01667 464000.
There are several bus companies operating in Inverness that go around town as well as to cities further away such as Aberdeen. The city is also accessible by train.