Scotland 2017 - Day 11

A day in Inverness


As we had arrived in Inverness a night earlier than planned, we had the whole day to look around the city. The hotel we had chosen was just across the river from the Castle, so that was the obvious place to start. We walked the streets, looked in the shops, had lunch and then sorted out our luggage so that we did not take more than needed on the canal boat. That evening we dined at The Kitchen Restaurant, a bistro-style eatery close to the hotel, and as it happened the sister to The Mustard Seed. .

Inverness Castle

Inverness is overlooked by a large stone castle, the third on the site. Today it serves as the local court. In front of the castle is a large statue of Flora MacDonald. She seems to be everywhere in Scotland - even more famous than Bonnie Prince Charlie who she protected, or Robbie Burns who immortalised them both.

Looking across the River Ness to INverness Castle.
The front of the castle.
The side with entry to the Court.
Statue of Flora MacDonald infront of the castle.
Flora MacDonald
View across Inverness from the ramparts of the castle
Looking up river
St Andrews Church.
St Columba Hotel across the river
Down river and the bridges in Inverness
More of Inverness.
Views down river
The Premier Inn Hotel where we stayed for 2 nights.
In old Inverness - The Caledonian
Sculpture outside the shopping mall
Unicorn ?.
Old building with text...
Biblical texts..!
War Memorial
to Khartoum and various Nile battles
Maybe it gets cold here in winter...
judging by all the chimney pots.
Tress in Autumn colours
And St Andrews amongst the trees.
Local staircases to apartments.
Footbridge across the River Ness.
Gardens remembering Edith Cavell a wartime nurse.
Burma war, and
First World War.
View from the footbridge.
Monkey puzzle tree - pruned!
Cleared daily at 9.00am.
Faith, Hope and Charity alive and well in Inverness.
The Ness Bridge - opened in 1961.


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Last updated: 18/12/2017