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The Ancient Modern City by Simon Haughtone
Inverness, a city located
in Northern Scotland, is the fastest growing city in modern Europe. It
is also known as one of the most prominent cities in the movement to use
Scottish Gaelic. Road signs in this city include this language, and it
houses the main office of The Burd na Guidhlig, an organization dedicated
to promoting Scottish Gaelic.
|Inverness is also an ancient
city. Artifacts date back to approximately 500 CE, and the city is known
to have been visited by ST Columba in the year 585. A castle that stood
on the grounds is believed to have been built over the site where Macbeth
murdered King Duncan. During medieval times, the city was the site of many
battles, and the Marymass Fair is held every August in honor of both the
Virgin Mary and Queen Mary of Scots, who was denied admission into Inverness
Castle in 1562.
In modern times, Inverness
is known for its dedication to bagpipe players. Every September, the world's
most esteemed bagpipe competition is held here. Bagpipers all over the
world wear a rain-protection garment known as the Inverness cape, although
the capes are not necessarily made in Inverness.
|Inverness also hosts two
summer musical festivals, Rockness and the Tartan Heart festival. A wide
variety of music is popular in this city, although emo, punk, hardcore
music tends to dominate the musical scene.
In addition to music, Inverness
has a thriving sports community. It hosts the Highland Games every year,
which is a Scottish sports competition, and in 2006 hosted the first-ever
Masters' World Champions. There are also several European football clubs
and rugby clubs in Inverness, and there is a movement to bring American
football to the city. There are also two successful cricket teams in Inverness,
and the city's Bught Park is always the finishing point of the annual Loch
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Guest House Inverness
Abermar Guest House Inverness,
run by owners James and Allison Mackay lies in a quiet residential area
only a short walking distance from the River Ness, Inverness Castle, Inverness
Cathedral, Eden Court Theatre, bus & rail terminals and all local services.
The guest house is a 7 minute walk from the centre of vibrant Inverness.
A wide range of restaurants, pubs and hotels serving a variety of cuisine's
to suit all tastes and budgets are located within easy walking distance.
All rooms also boast a colour television, hairdryer and a hospitality tray.
Each morning a full Scottish breakfast is cooked to order that will satisfy
the hungriest stomach, perfect for guests before setting out to explore
the surrounding areas.
Western Palace Hotel and Spa Inverness
The Palace Inverness is
ideally situated in Inverness city centre. The Palace sits on the
banks of the River Ness opposite Inverness castle. You'll find stylish
comfort with classic bedrooms, a choice for dining, Starbucks Coffee in
the Brasserie and the very relaxing environment of the superb Palace Leisure
Club & Spa. With free car parking, free Wifi internet access
the Palace is the Inverness hotel where you can relax and unwind. For a
weekend break it's the perfect base to explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands,
Loch Ness and more and its only 5 minutes walk from Eden Court Theatre.
Townhouse Hotel Inverness
The Glenmoriston Town House
Hotel, Inverness is an award winning 4 star hotel situated on the banks
of the River Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The hotel is within
5 minutes walking distance of Inverness city centre shopping area and Inverness
Train / Rail Station. The Glenmoriston Town House Hotel offers great views
over the River Ness from the front of the hotel and from its award winning
Restaurant and Brasserie. Conferences, Functions and Weddings can be arranged
within the hotel providing perfect facilities for your professional or
Set in four acres of carefully
kept gardens and manicured lawns, at the Kingsmills Hotel you’ll be assured
exceptional service in a quiet and pretty location in the Scottish Highlands.
The hotel is within walking distance of Inverness city centre, and just
5 minutes away from Inverness train station and 20 minutes away from Inverness
Airport. The four star Kingsmills Hotel recently returned to private ownership,
this means you have the reassurance of staying in an hotel with a strong
pedigree plus dashes of character and panache, and delivered by genuine
hoteliers. You'll enjoy your stay at the Kingsmills Hotel, which is located
only a short drive from the world famous Loch Ness, the largest loch in
Ness Country House Hotel Inverness
Loch Ness Country House
Hotel and Restaurant near Inverness is a haven of tranquility, elegant
comfort and excellent food. The striking Georgian building is surounded
by six acres of beautiful gardens and is located just outside Inverness
City Centre. Loch Ness Country House Hotel, previously known as The Dunain
Park, is the perfect place for a holiday, a business meeting or corporate
event, a family get together, an unforgettable wedding or a delicious Sunday
lunch or evening meal. It is ideally placed as a base for touring Loch
Ness. The Moray Firth or as a gateway to the beauties of the Northern Highlands.
Encore Inverness City Centre
This hotel in Inverness
is located on Academy Street in the heart of Inverness. This modern Inverness
hotel offers great value meeting facilities and accommodation in Inverness.
Inverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands and the hotel is perfectly
located for visits to nearby Loch Ness, Nairn, and the Cairngorm Mountains.
This Inverness hotel is centrally located on Academy Street, close to the
shops, restaurants and tourist attractions of Inverness. Ramada Encore
hotel in Inverness is the perfect choice for leisure or business travellers
offering a place to relax and unwind ready for the following day.
Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux Restaurant, Inverness
Situated in the heart of
Inverness, this award-winning, luxurious boutique hotel, bar and restaurant
boasts a convenient setting within a few minutes’ walk of the High Street
and Inverness Castle. With modern, original design. Rocpool's luxurious
rooms feature large flat-screen TVs with DVD/CD players, coffee/tea/hotchocolate
machines, Egyptian cotton linen, and velvet bathrobes. Some rooms also
offer iPod docks, double showers, outdoor hot tubs, private balconies and
split-level rooms. Albert Roux's first restaurant in Scotland offers classic
French country cooking in a casual atmosphere.