Things to do in Inverness

Thistle Inverness is one of the few luxury hotels in Inverness, the wonderful ‘capital of the Highlands’.  Situated just a mile from the city centre, the hotel is perfect whether you’re visiting the city for business, shopping, culture or simply to relax. As we’re less than eight miles from Loch Ness, Thistle Inverness is also perfect for leisure travellers looking to enjoy the fabulous Highlands’ scenery and perhaps hoping to catch a glimpse of the legend that is Nessie!

Arts & Culture

  • Eden Court Theatre - 2.4 Miles

    Eden Court Theatre is one of the best equipped arts centres in the country. Recently refurbished, it comprises two theatres, two cinemas, and two dance & drama studios, making it a magnate for arts lovers across the region. The new entrance and landscaped grounds means Eden Court ‘faces’ the city centre allowing visitors to enjoy the riverside setting.

  • Inverness Museum & Gallery - 2.0 Miles

    The museum combines fine art with historical and natural artefacts to help visitors explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked to the rest of the world. Get face to face with a pine marten, scratch a badger's belly, unlock a medieval chest or simply enjoy a refreshing cup of tea.

Tourist Spot

  • Loch Ness - 18.9 Miles

    By volume, this is the largest loch in the country - by legend, it’s the most famous lake in the world. The Legend of "Nessie" or the "Loch Ness Monster" brings high numbers of visitors to the area every year. Loch Cruises are available and a visit to the magnificent Urquhart Castle a must.

  • Culloden Moor and Visitor Centre - 8.5 Miles

    Visiting Culloden takes on a whole new meaning when you visit the exciting new visitor centre and interactive exhibition. The battlefield itself is now restored, and the new centre and exhibition allows the whole Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way which appeals to all the family.

  • Urquhart Castle - 20.3 Miles

    Urquhart Castle is the definitive romantic ruin with 600 foot deep waters surrounding it on three sides it’s a stunning destination to visit and explore.

  • Culloden Battlefield - 7.2 Miles

    The site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. The last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil takes on a whole new meaning at the exciting new visitor centre and interactive exhibition. Discover why a battle that lasted only one hour changed the way of life of the Highlands and Islands forever.

  • Fort George - 12.2 Miles

    Fort George is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain and just a short drive from the hotel. Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.

Local Information

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