Saturday, 9 June 2018

Trip to Inverness

A little mini break was the perfect tonic for Gerard and I.  A last minute decision but certainly did us both some good as well as helping Amie with the children.  We stayed in the Royal Highland Hotel which is situated right next to the Railway Station, cheap and cheerful is what we expected.  It was a lot better than anticipated, a very grand building which added to the ambience of the break away.



We enjoyed the entrance lobby and were impressed by the sweeping staircase and the artwork on display.







The price included breakfast.  We anticipated a continental and were amazed at the full range of Scottish Fayre which included a full cooked breakfast and of course porridge.  Certainly value for money and somewhere we would be happy to stay again.

Pop on your walking shoes and I will give you a whistle stop tour of some of the amazing buildings around Inverness.  It was such a lovely day, the sun was shining and enhanced the simple pleasures of strolling in this amazing City. 








Tired?

Yes, it certainly was tiring but the views on the drive back to Ullapool for the ferry more than made up for it.  Breathtaking beauty is my opinion.  Buckle up and I will take you along with us.









A little blurred but I was taking the pictures as the car was moving.  Hope you enjoyed your little trip.

Have a wonderful weekend.

See you soon.

22 comments:

  1. I always fancied a trip to Inverness - it is so so far away from Glasgow, we never did. Thanks for showing me around, I enjoyed by armchair walk. Glad you had a lovely time xx

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  2. I have been to Iverness during a round trip through the UK. I liked the city very much it's very beautiful up there !I reallyl loved the wild landscapes of Scotland.

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  3. Only driven round Inverness so I really enjoyed the tour. Your photos are excellent.

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  4. The trip was wonderful, thank you for taking us along.

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  5. Wow.. what an amazing hotel.. sounds wonderful and the full breakfast too! I also enjoyed seeing the historic buildings in Inverness and the trip to the ferry too. I'm glad you went the extra mile with your daughter and grandkids and got to enjoy it all. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Inverness is amazing! It is beautiful! I enjoyed all the pictures! Glad you and Gerard got away for a while.

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  7. What a lovely trip. I am half Scottish and spent a lot of time in Scotland over the years and prior to emigrating. Love seeing these pictures.

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  8. That certainly looks a great trip.
    I liked seeing the blue skies in most of your photographs too!

    All the best Jan

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  9. I agree...breathtaking beauty. I can only imagine being there for real! So glad you got to take this little break!

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  10. Such a lovely getaway for you! I really enjoyed seeing Inverness. We dipped our toes into Scotland and it's truly beautiful. I enjoyed the walk around the city seeing the lovely architecture! ♥

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  11. I enjoyed the all the lovely pictures. I sure wouldn't mind staying at that elegant old hotel!! Thanks for sharing your trip away.

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  12. Great architecture. The country side so green and pretty.
    betsy

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  13. Oh my, that was a beautiful trip. I enjoyed the stroll around Inverness with you. The buildings are so pretty. I love the history of the old cities in your part of the world. We don’t have that here in the U.S. it seems that you chose a perfect hotel too, with a breakfast that gave you the energy you needed for the trip around town! Also, the drive to the ferry was gorgeous. Those cloudy skies were quite a change from the city sky weren’t they? Thanks for taking us with you.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. Looks glorious and just what you needed.

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  15. Thank you for that little tour, I love looking around new towns and cities when we go away. The architecture and history are so much better than just lounging on a beach. The hotel looked lovely, glad you had a nice break. x

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  16. Looks like a lovely town and the hotel looks and sounds good too:)

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  17. The hotel looks great, and conveniently situated too. It's nice when something surpasses our expectations in this way. Inverness looks interesting with some wonderful architecture and the views from the car on your way to Ullapool are fabulous.

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  18. The hotel looked really good, and I enjoyed your photos of Inverness and the scenery!!

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  19. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour :) love the hotel and that amazing breakfast, that is a rare thing anymore.

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  20. It sounds like you had a lovely little getaway. Isn't it nice to be pleasantly surprised by a hotel rather than not? Inverness looks like a wonderful place to explore.

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  21. Thank you for taking us around Inverness and surrounding area. As I remember there are some beautiful turreted buildings in Scotland. The hotels we've stayed in and the generous food portions made holidays there very enjoyable.

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  22. Glad you enjoyed it. I spent a day in Inverness last year and it was great. A lovely city.
    Amalia
    xo

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