Trains to Inverness

Cheap Trains to Inverness

"I am legitimately Scottish. I can officially say — yes. Yeah, I am from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.” Karen Gillan

Inverness is at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, across the River Ness on the northern portion of Great Glen. The town overflows with visitors in the summer with the intention of hunting for the monster at the nearby Loch Ness. Nevertheless, Inverness is worth a visit for a stroll along the river or taking a cruise on the Loch Ness.

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Visiting Inverness by Train

The Inverness railway station is located within the city centre. There are plenty of direct train services coming from London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. If you want a scenic train ride going to Inverness, take the route from Thurso railway station to Wick railway station. Taking the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston station is also a great way to travel to the city. It leaves the previous night and arrives in the morning.

There are quite a few attractions in Inverness and the most notable of them all is the Inverness Castle situated at the end of the western pedestrian zone. Built during 1847 to replace the old medieval castle that got destroyed, the castle is fairly new and houses the Sheriff Court.

If you’re into museums and arts, check out the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, which has a fantastic collection of Pictish stones, including historic weapons and wildlife dioramas. Another museum in Inverness is the ShipSpace. This is an interactive and evolving museum showcasing large ships and interesting nautical artefacts. The Old High Church at Church Street is also a must-visit. It’s the oldest church in the city and visitors can take part in a Historic Tour at the church every Friday.

After exploring the city’s attractions, consider walking along the Ness Islands and soak up the picturesque view of the River Ness. A bicycle ride into the islands by the waterfront is also highly recommended. There are also various water sports available for all visitors to take part in.