When booking our trip to Scotland we decided to try and visit as many cities/towns as possible within 7 days, so it made sense to start in the Highlands and work our way down. As the Caledonian Sleeper train terminates in Inverness I thought that would be the best place to start. And I was right.
Once our 13 hour train and coach journey came to an end we made our way to the Eastgate Shopping Centre and Starbucks for a much needed coffee and to escape the heavy wind and rain which had grounded most of the country to a halt.
Once we drank our tasty beverages, we made the decision to head to the Premier Inn. Although the official checking in time is 14:00 the manager arranged a room for us much earlier, which was a major bonus as we were carrying a lot of luggage - mostly Pringles (2 for 1 at Tesco) and water.
After a quick chill out session we went back into town, had a horrible pizza at Pizza Express and checked out some shops. But the highlight of the day was our walk alongside the river Ness - which burst it’s Gordon’s (banks) earlier in the day. The big problem for us was that the sun sets at 15:30 so we really didn’t have much time to discover the rest of the city.
As the snow began to fall we decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant, which was surprisingly good. We then retired to our basic, but cosy, room for some tv and chill time.
Breakfast at the Premier Inn was good and following one last wander around the city it was time to say goodbye. Next stop: Aberdeen.
Inverness is a nice town, the people were pretty friendly too but it’s not a place I’d return to. The town needs a boost in, well, things I like, then I’d return.