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    There are 10 car hire locations in Inverness and the most popular is Inverness Airport.

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    Coldest month: January (4°C)
    Warmest month: July (14°C)

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Hire a car in Inverness

A small cosmopolitan city nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness echoes a true Scottish spirit.

The city has long attracted visitors seeking Nessie, but that’s far from the only mythical landscape to explore. Known as the hub of the highlands, there’s plenty of reasons why Inverness was chosen as the start and finish line of the North Coast 500 road trip.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Inverness?
A. Five to six days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Inverness?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Inverness?
A. Keddy by Europcar is the cheapest car rental brand in Inverness, offering cars from just £6 per day.

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The ultimate Inverness road trip

  • Inverness Airport INV

    A 20 minute drive from the city centre.

  • Car hire pick up point

    All car rental desks are inside the terminal.

  • Struie Hill – 51km

    A brisk climb leading up to a vantage point with sweeping views.

  • Falls of Shin  – 19km

    Foaming waterfalls and an excellent place to see wild Atlantic salmon leaping upstream.

  • Dunrobin Castle  – 39km

    This fairy tale castle looks as if it belongs in France with its chateau style spires and turrets.

  • Duncansby Head  – 112km

    The most north-easterly point on the British mainland.

Local knowledge

Natural wonders

Moray Firth
An inlet of the North Sea, it is one of the best places in Europe for dolphin watching. Experts believe that around 130 bottlenose dolphins live in the area, alongside harbour seals, otters and an array of other wildlife. Chanonry Point is the most popular place for spottings.

Loch Ness
This lake is by far the most famous in Scotland, thanks to Nessie, the elusive monster living beneath the deep. However, the loch is also the largest body of freshwater in the British Isles and a great place for hiking.

Cairngorm National Park
The park is huge – twice the size of the Lake District — and offers up a variety of activities, no matter the season. You can visit the park’s reindeer herd, travel on a steam train, and ski the mountains throughout the winter. Aviemore is a great gateway to enter the park when arriving from Inverness.

Historic treasures

Urquhart castle
Overlooking the River Ness, which it once guarded, the castle has a distinct Highland heritage. Fifteen miles south of Inverness, the ruins are packed with 1000 years of history. Climb up the spiral stairs of Grant Town and keep watch over the loch.

Cawdor Castle
This unusually designed castle, which legend states was built around a throne tree, is renowned for its connection to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Constructed during the 15th century, it is surrounded by an extensive estate and immaculately manicured gardens, perfect for picnicking.

Inverness Castle
The distinguished red sandstone castle stands its ground in the middle of the city. A fortification has existed on the site since the 11th century, transforming throughout the decades. From the North Tower, you can experience a 360 degree views of the city.

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Whiskey wishes

Beside tartan kilts, and bagpipes, whiskey is one of Scotland’s most quintessential trademarks. The nation has five regions of production, each of which has its own geographic flavour. Made with some of the purest water in the UK, the Highland’s whiskey is often full-bodied with cereal notes.

Inverness has its fair share of nearby distilleries, including Tomatin and Glen Ord Distillery, both offering tours to learn about the process of making this warming liquid gold.

Tomatin has been a production since the 15th century and seeks to show off the “softer side of the Highlands.” Glen Ord Distillery is amongst the oldest distilleries in Scotland and has perfected their well-balanced recipes over generations.

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