Retreat to Inverness for your Scottish staycation, and enjoy the best of city life and easy access to the stunning highlands.

If you’re looking for inspiration on things to do while staying at our hotel, our guide to the best local attractions is packed with ideas for all travellers, from families to couples, groups, friends and more.


Retreat to the Scottish highlands

Fun family days out in Inverness

Whether you’re planning a short break in the highlands or a Scottish staycation, you’ll find many fun things to do for families in and around Inverness.

As Inverness is located in northeast Scotland, you can enjoy the best of city life when visiting us and easily access the scenic highlands when you’re craving a change of scenery.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your holiday, take a look at our recommended activities for families of all ages.

Spend the day exploring the medieval Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens while discovering its place in Scottish history.

  • Double bed with desk and HD TV in mercure inverness hotel privilege bedroom

Outdoor activities and walks in Inverness

From highland walks along the River Ness to boat trips and days out in the city, Inverness has a range of outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained.

Please look at our recommended outdoor attractions in Inverness, including the River Ness and Caledonian walk, which is accessible outside our hotel and transports you to the tranquil coastline and Ness Islands.

  • Exterior of Castle Inverness