Inverness Airport serves the north of Scotland and is a hub for the highlands and islands network. It mostly has scheduled flights arriving and departing and the occasional charter flight. On average, the airport handles over 500,000 passengers per year. If you have car hire from Inverness Airport, the city is just a 20 minute drive away and 13 km.
Inverness Airport has a new terminal building and is opposite the Highland Aviation Museum, if you have some spare time on your hands – it is worth visiting. The airport information desk will help you with any enquiries that you may have at the airport or provide information about the surrounding area. If you want to relax before your flight with some refreshments, you can always book into the Highland Lounge. There are internet kiosks and a Wi-Fi service, if you want to check up on your emails. If you need a snack, you can choose from the Segafredo Cafe for coffee and pastries or the D’Lish Restaurant and Bar for something more substantial. For those last minute travel items and a magazine, head for WHSmith. If you want to buy local goods, you can buy traditionally made clothing at The Jail or locally produced whisky at the Fly Nip.
Inverness is known as the gateway to the highlands and is becoming a popular city in its own right. You can visit Inverness Castle that dates back to 1847 and the Old High Church, the oldest church in Inverness. If you are interested in the city’s heritage and culture, visit the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. You can take a walk along the Caledonian Canal and go cycling on the Ness Islands nearby. If shopping is more your thing, head for the Eastgate Centre. Inverness has a lively music and theatre scene with ceilidhs and Hootenanny’s is the place to go for live music, after dark.
Out and about with your car hire in Inverness, you can visit the Culloden Battlefield; where Bonny Prince Charlie was defeated in 1746. You can take a cruise and hunt for the monster in Loch Ness - just don’t forget your camera! The town of Aviemore (famous for winter sports) and the majestic Cairngorm Mountains are just a short drive away. A visit to picturesque Fort William and the Nevis Mountain Range, also make for the perfect day out.