Fly To Inverness, Scotland
No visit to the Scottish Highlands is complete without a proper exploration of the beautiful city of Inverness, conversely known as the capital for this region of Scotland.
Divided in half by the tranquil River Ness, the city boasts many beautiful and historically significant stone buildings and striking suspension bridges connecting the riverbanks to each other.
Of course, Inverness is the closest city to the legendary Loch Ness, but this is not the only spot of natural beauty that you’ll find beyond town. There’s tons of beautiful scenery to explore along the borders of the city, or otherwise, shops and markets to explore in its centre.
So go over and meet the friendly people of Inverness before exploring the rest of the Scottish Highlands. Booking flights is easy, as Travelstart gives you the most convenient platform for comparing flights to find the cheapest option.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans need a Visa to visit Inverness, UK. To process the Visa usually takes between 5 and 10 working days. During Christmas and the British summer it might, however, take longer so rather be safe and apply 1-2 months in advance.
- The South African High Commission for the UK is in London at Trafalgar Square at the South African House. Phone: +44 20 7451 7299.
See and do
The River Ness is where laid-back life congregates in Inverness, so take an afternoon and stroll along its banks. There’s also a circular walk from the castle, along the river and through the Ness Islands. Buy a daily ticket and try your hand at angling for Atlantic salmon.
A cruise from the Caledonian Canal will take you all the way from Inverness to the fabled Loch Ness. Visit the ancient fort at the top of Craig Phadrig, a leafy hill just outside town. The views from here promise to take your breath away.
Inverness is geared toward the international market, with restaurants from across the world, but you’ll also find many local pubs where you can enjoy a pint and tuck into some hearty pub fair.
Visit the Highland House of Fraser and see how the iconic (and very renowned) kilts are actually made. Similarly, the postcard-perfect Inverness Castle will allow you a proper glimpse into Scottish history.
Do a bit of retail therapy, either at the very modern Eastgate Shopping Centre or at the Victorian Market where you’ll find stalls that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. The market dates as far back as 1870 and you can still visit the original sandstone entrance.
Inverness Airport – INV
Food and beverage: You won’t have the world of options for places to eat and drink inside the airport, but Airside Café and Bar will sort out your sit down meals, D'Lish Landside Restaurant and Bar has delicious cakes, pastries and confectionary and Segafredo Café offers light meals like sandwiches and salads as well as a coffee fix.
Currency Exchange: As it’s mostly a domestic airport, there is no currency exchange at Inverness, but there is a money withdrawal machine. Be mindful to bring your Pounds along or exchange money when you get to town.
Lost Luggage: The security company handles all the lost & found at the airport. Either ask one of their personal or contact your airline directly to recover lost items.
Car Hire: Major companies like Avis and Hertz have offices at the airport, but you’ll also find companies like Thrifty and 5th Gear Car Hire here.
Airport Hub: Inverness Airport (INV) is a hub for British Airways.