Take advantage of our cheap car rental Inverness Airport offers. Inverness Airport is situated at Dalcross which is thirteen kilometres northeast of the town of Inverness in Scotland. The airport is the main gateway for travelers to the north of Scotland having a broad choice of scheduled solutions all throughout the UK and Ireland. Almost six hundred thousand passengers passed through the airport in 2009. Inverness is well known as the capital of the Highlands and it is among the fastest growing cities in Scotland. There are some wonderful attractions within the city and encircling region and it offers a superb base for touring the highlands. There is no shortage of accommodation with a wide selection of bed and breakfasts and hotels in Inverness. On many of the road signs close to Inverness, you will discover the Scottish Gaelic vocabulary. Five percent of the population in the area speak this language. In Gaelic, the name Inverness means mouth of the river Ness.
Inverness as the primary hub in the Highlands has excellent transport links to the surrounding towns and to the other primary metropolitan areas in Scotland. There is a domestic airport which is only a few miles outside the city. From right here there are flights to several Scottish islands and to Edinburgh, Dublin and London. The main train station is in the city centre and only a five minute walk from the primary shopping region. You are able to get a direct train from Inverness to Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen. There are also connections to the other main metropolitan areas and towns in Scotland. The bus station is a couple of minutes from the train station again within the town center of Inverness. You will find buses that connect Inverness to the main metropolitan areas in Scotland, such as a budget service operated by Megabus.
There are also routes provided to the surrounding towns including Fort Augustus and Fort William. Urquhart castle is about fifteen miles from Inverness on the road to Fort William and is nicely worth a visit. Although the castle was mainly destroyed throughout the Jacobite wars there is still a lot to discover. After a brief presentation on entering the complex you are able to get out and explore the multi levels of the castle ruins. There is also a wonderful look at Loch Ness since the castle sits over the loch on its elevated site. Loch Ness is the most famous loch in Scotland and at twenty two and a half miles long it actually holds more water than all of the lakes in England combined. There are a number of boat trips available each from Inverness and Fort Augustus which offer the greatest way to see Loch Ness.
There is also information available on the history and mystery of the well-known loch at Drumnadrochit visitor centre. Make sure you pack a pair of binoculars if you wish to try and see the lochs most famous resident, Nessie.