In England, Scotland and Wales you have to, as being a car rental customer, be ready to drive on the left side of the road. It might sound very difficult, but once seated in your English rental car with the steering wheel on the right side, it can soon seem natural to follow along with the traffic on the left side. Most will quickly adopt to the new kind of driving, even though the distance assessment (where on the road) the car is located, might be harder to adapt to when you just ‘moved’ into the other part, both on the road and in the vehicle.
Inverness is better known as the capitol in the Highlands and it also is one of the fastest growing cities in Scotland. There are some fantastic attractions within the city and surrounding area and it also gives an excellent base for touring the highlands. There is not any shortage of accommodation having a wide selection of bed and breakfasts and hotels in Inverness.
Inverness since the main hub in the Highlands has excellent transport links for the surrounding towns and to the other main cities in Scotland. There exists a domestic airport which is simply a few miles away from city. From this point there are flights to many Scottish islands and to Edinburgh, Dublin and London.
The key train station is in the city centre merely a five minute walk from the main shopping area. You can obtain a direct service from Car Hire Inverness Airport to Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen. In addition there are connections for the other main cities and towns in Scotland.
The bus station is a few minutes from your train station again in the city centre of Inverness. You can find buses that connect Inverness for the main cities in Scotland, including a budget service operated by Megabus which has routes from only £1 one of many ways. In addition there are services for the surrounding towns, including Fort Augustus and Fort William.
Inverness is well served by accommodation having an especially large amount of bed and breakfasts that are visible while you drive to the city. The metropolis centre even offers an excellent collection of luxury and budget options with hostels and hotels in Inverness available.
Among the best Inverness hotels is the four star rated Inverness Marriott Hotel which is only a mile through the city centre and dates from your 18th century. Should you go a couple of miles outside the city then the Culloden House Hotel offers excellent five star luxury accommodation.
Urquhart castle is about 15 miles from Inverness on the road to Fort William and is also really worth a visit. Even though the castle was mostly destroyed throughout the Jacobite wars there exists still much to find out.
Following a short presentation on entering the complex you can get out and explore the multi amounts of the castle ruins. There is also a fantastic look at Loch Ness because the castle sits over looking the loch on its elevated site.
Loch Ness is the most famous loch in Scotland and at 22.5 miles long it really holds more water than all the lakes in England combined. There are numerous boat trips available both from Inverness and Fort bgzvfm which offer the best way to see Loch Ness.
There is also information available on the history and mystery of the famous loch at Drumnadrochit visitor centre. Make sure you pack a couple of binoculars in order to try to see the lochs most famous resident, Nessie.
There are some options when it comes to a cruise on Loch Ness but Jacobite offer the most comprehensive and diverse packages. Leaving from Inverness, it is possible to choose among the many packages available starting from a typical dinner cruise to some all inclusive exploration package with trips to Urquhart and Culloden.
The shortest cruise lasts only an hour as well as the longest is 6 hours, additionally there is an opportunity to book the boat for a special event or in order to indulge try one of the champagne cruises.