It’s easy to skip over Inverness for the brighter lights and bolder attractions of Scotland’s bigger cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow. But Inverness offers far more than its size would suggest — why not combine a city visit with a trip to the Cairngorms National Park, or taste the local produce at the Glenmorangie whisky distillery. These B&Bs each offer a comfortable and friendly base.
This snug, three-bed Edwardian villa B&B sits unassumingly on a quiet residential street. Owners Terri and Eddie serve gooey homemade cakes and a mug of tea every afternoon, leave sprigs of fresh lavender on your pillow and provide on-demand cheese selections. Full Scottish breakfasts are cooked to order by your hosts, who will point you in the direction of local sights such as Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness, both roughly a 15 minute drive away, and the city centre.
This Victorian villa makes for a homely and traditional stay. The place is bare of clutter and spotless and a subtle tartan theme runs throughout, with plenty of bronze stags and Chesterfield couches in the living room. Expect homemade cakes delivered to your room daily. You hosts Naomi and Ross offer a welcome drink and are happy to help you make the most of their central location. All the bedrooms are en suite and breakfast is included.