A few pointers
Pubs close there doors at midnight on the weekends, its very strict, they cant bend the rules so be in before.
Johnny foxes, Hootananys, and the Market bar the best to visit for live music. All free and only 5 minutes walk from each other.
Tesco superstore open 24/7 just 3 km from town centre. Its the biggest superstore in the highlands.
Above inverness is pretty bland, so go west, its the way to the islands and the best scenery.
Out of the Invernes but not to be missed are the Clava Cairns. This site, built around 200 BC is one of the most fantastic prehistoric burial sites in Scotland. I love standing stones, cairns and stone circles, so here I was in for a treat, as the three burial cairns are surrounded by standing stones.
The site is not far from Culloden following the A96 towards Nairn there is a well signposted turn off to Clava Cairns.
The site lies in beautiful woodland and there is a carpark next to it.
"Highland cows" or "hairy cows" or "hyan coos", are a must-see while in this part of northern Scotland! It's just such a strange and funny animal to look at. They sport a long, thick coat of reddish hair and one really has to wonder how they see through those bangs. They also have a set of rather deadly looking horns. These cows live in the rain, rugged terrain, and bitter cold of the Highlands and thrive where most cattle would die. Don't be fooled though by their raggedy-looking appearance, these cows are actually pedigreed and are the oldest registered European beef cow--history dates them back in the area to at least the 12th century. They're a very intelligent, inquisitive bunch, and will spend as much time staring at you as you do at them. Though they're usually very calm and quiet in disposition, they can get a bit grumpy if you're standing in their way--there's a funny scene in the movie Rob Roy where Liam Neeson gets a good shove out of the way by one.
"A Brief History"
The city of Inverness, a name meaning 'mouth of the river Ness', is also called the capitol of the Highlands. It is built along the banks of the River Ness, which flows from Loch Ness to the sea. The place was originally a small ancient settlement, but it is now the center of art and culture in this part of Scotland, with a comfortably spread population of 42,000. Inverness is also a mecca for bagpipe players and lovers of all persuasions, and we frequently would hear or see pipers in the oddest places. It's a beautiful locale, as you will see from my photos, and an affordable one as well.
"A Personal Opinion"
Of all the places I have visited in the world, Inverness is one of my favorites. It is certainly my favorite true 'city'. The atmosphere is friendly and lively, there is plenty to see and do, plentiful accomodations, and lots of variety for shopping and eating. Don't hesitate to visit Inverness. It was an incredible experience and I know this - if I can I will return here again and again.