The Lochailort Inn

Lochailort, By Fort William, Inverness, PH38 4LZ, United Kingdom
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Places to stay outside of Inverness

by tvmaly

I will be traveling to Edinburgh on August 1 taking a few day tours. On August 4, I wanted to head up to the highlands around Inverness by train and stay until August 7. However, I really do not know where to stay. The hotels in Inverness are a little pricey this time of year. I would not mind staying outside the city or possibly in another town. Can anyone suggest a safe clean hotel or B&B for around 60-75 pounds per night?

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Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by christine.j

Some years ago we stayed in Drumnadrochit in a self-catering cottage. It was a great location for tours, but we had rented a car. I think if you don't have a car, your choice of places to stay outside of Inverness will be limited. Or are you going to rent a car?
I looked up the prices for Drumnadrochit and it's more than £ 60/75. August is high season and hotel rates will be high.

Just in case you're interested, here is the link:

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by iaint

You could try this place...

Don't know what their summer rates are like.

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by leics

I agree with Christine. Without a car you will be limited to places accessible by bus or train and what you save in accomm costs you may well spend on public transport (which is not cheap in the UK).

The official tourist information website lists all accommodation (hotels, b&b, self-catering) in the area and has a search engine with online availability and online booking for many properties:,en,SCH1/curr,GBP,lm,false,r,RGN195vs,season,at1/accoCrit.html

As noted, you are visiting at the height of the high season. Prices will be high and availability limited, whether in Inverness and elsewhere.

You do not need to be concerned about safety in this area.

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by al2401

I would also suggest Drumnodrochit - it is a quaint village and near to Loch Ness. However it is quite a fair way out of Inverness. The local bus does stop there. In August in Scotland you must expect to pay the high season prices. You may be better to stay in Inverness and take side trips. You can get the local bus to Loch Ness. What else do you want to see around Inverness?

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by kathymof

Here is a link to the tip I wrote on the B&B I stayed in in 2005. It was very nice and quite well located in town.

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by uglyscot

As mentioned above , transport is expensive. I was staying with a relative in Tain, about 45 mins from Inverness, and each single bus trip would cost me £GB 7 , which makes it expensive to move around.

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by JessH

Give Fiddler's in Drumnadrochit a try.

It's a fantastic village pub / restaurant with their own B&B next door:

Re: Places to stay outside of Inverness

by tvmaly

I managed to book a place walking distance from the train station in Inverness called Kingsmills hotel. The rate was ok but I assume due to peak season, it is to be expected. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

Best Regards


Travel Tips for Inverness

Clava Cairns

by Krumel

The Clava Cairns near Cullodden are a megalithic site comprising two passage graves, a ring cairn and stone circles. It is a very quiet site in a small wood, and there were very few other visitors there with us. Some of the stones have little round marks on them, called cup marks. The cairns originally had covering stones which are now missing, so the chambers would have been closed.

As with most megalithic sites it can only be speculated what they were used for. Clava seems to have been a burial ground, but may also have served as a venue for rituals.

The Town House

by uglyscot

These splendid buildings , built 1878-82, are a focal point of the main street in Inverness leading down to the river.
It is a working building but tours are available: 2.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday from June to September. Adults £4.50, students and OAPs £3,00. Inside are paintings, artb works, stained glass, swords from various important battles .

See the tour online at

Great place to stop for a few days

by kathymof

"Very nice city with lots of ammenities"

Inverness is the capital of the highlands for good reason. It is centrally localated and a good place to base yourself for day trips. There is a beautiful walk along the River Ness for nice sunny days. It is easy to get to Loch Ness and other areas as well. And like everywhere else in Scotland, it has its very own castle.

There are numerous B&Bs in beautiful old houses - this is so much nicer than staying in a hotel.


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