Outdoor activities

From picturesque walks along the highlands to impressive castles and gardens, Inverness is a haven for outdoor leisure breaks.

Find exciting activities to do here with your friends, partner or family which start outside our hotel!

Explore the city and highlands

Experience the River Ness and Caledonian walk

Discover the picturesque Scottish landscape on a highland walk along the River Ness.

Starting in Inverness city centre, follow the river and route past Inverness Castle and you’ll soon arrive at a bridge which takes you across into the first of the beautiful Ness Islands.

Walk along the peaceful river banks, soaking in views of the Muirton, Banavie and Fort Augustus locks and the rugged Scottish hills.

Where does the walking route begin?

You can join the route from outside our hotel, or a little further along inside the city centre.

Stay at our hotel near the River Ness and Caledonian walk

Set next to the River Ness, Mercure Inverness offers you stunning views of the Scottish landscape and a convenient base in the city centre with parking.

Check in to a comfy, spacious hotel room equipped with all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay. Our classic rooms are ideal for couples and families can request rooms with twin beds.

If you’re craving added luxury, choose a privilege or superior room with tranquil views of River Ness. Slip into a cosy robe and slippers and enjoy a hot coffee brewed using your own Nespresso machine.

Experience authentic Scottish cuisine at our riverside restaurant, or opt for room service which you can order using your in-room phone.