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In Inverness for the Day? Why Not Make It an Overnight Stay!


Inverness River Ness

Inverness is a real hub for activity in the Highlands. Whether it’s hitting the shops or enjoying a night at the theatre at Eden Court, Inverness is the place to go for many people in the wider region with a good number of restaurants, boutiques and services available. Distances in the Highlands can be long, which is why a day trip to Inverness is the perfect excuse for a bit of a weekend getaway for tourists and Highlands locals alike!

Today we’ll be going over some of the reasons why you might want to turn your day trip into an overnight stay in Inverness to make the most of your time in the unofficial capital of the Scottish Highlands. 

Don’t worry about catching the last train back home

Fancy a night out in Inverness? Whether you want to catch a show at Eden Court or enjoy a fancy meal out together, knowing you may have to rush to make it to the last train home can really dampen the mood – especially if the people you’re with are planning on continuing the night at one of Inverness’ late-night or live music venues. 

Booking your hotel in advance means you can make the most of your time away together.  Afterwards, you can walk the short distance to your hotel and get a good night’s sleep, waking up refreshed and well-rested.

Have a comfy night’s sleep instead of driving back in the dark

After a day of hitting the shops or an evening spent sampling some of the best entertainment and food the Highlands has to offer, driving back home in the dark might feel inevitable. But booking into a hotel for the night means you won’t have to drive when you’re tired, which is especially important if the weather takes a turn or if you want to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail!

Imagine this: instead of driving back through near-horizontal rain after the sun’s gone down and after a full day that’s left you exhausted, you walk to your city centre hotel, check in and get shown to a stylish, clean room with a big, comfy and inviting bed. Maybe you take a nice bubble bath before you hit the hay. In the morning, you can enjoy a delicious full breakfast and spend a few extra hours in Inverness before heading home. Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?

Enjoy some extra time in Inverness

Staying the night means you have some extra time to spend in Inverness, so you can truly make the most of your trip by making it an overnight one! After breakfast, why not enjoy a leisurely stroll on the River Ness out to Ness Islands? You could even book your trainers into your overnight bag and make it a nice 5k morning run!

Afterwards, you can go see the latest exhibits at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and enjoy a spot of lunch or a coffee at one of the city’s many great cafes. Or perhaps you want to spend the extra time visiting another beloved Inverness attraction like the Botanic Gardens or Leakey’s Bookshop. You could even venture a little further afield and visit Loch Ness or the brand new An Talla Visitor Centre on the Caledonian Canal, just 4 miles from Inverness.

Pamper yourself

If you saw plenty of sights the day before, you might want to spend your extra time in Inverness by treating yourself to a bit of self-care. You’re in luck, as Inverness is the perfect location for a spot of pampering. You can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea before getting your nails done or having a relaxing massage. 

Very soon, you can enjoy the fully revamped Palace Leisure Club and Spa, complete with a new sauna, steam room and nail bar for some luxurious pampering!  You can enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the pool lounge or simply read a good book on one of the new lazy chairs around it.

And if you’re travelling with friends, making yours an overnight stay transforms your day trip into a fabulous girls’ weekend away, complete with shopping, good food, drinks and pampering. It’s the perfect plan for birthdays and hen parties alike!

Make a weekend of your visit to Inverness with Palace Hotel

Looking for the perfect hotel in Inverness for your minibreak? Palace Hotel has everything you need for a successful weekend away. With an unbeatable location in the heart of the city and stunning views over the River Ness and Inverness Castle, Palace Hotel combines convenience with luxury within its Victorian walls.

With an extensive breakfast buffet, two restaurants serving delicious food and a bar stocked with all of your favourite tipples and a cocktail menu, you wouldn’t be the first one to be tempted to just spend the day enjoying all the facilities Palace Hotel has to offer! 

And with our revamped and luxurious leisure club opening by March 2020, relaxation is as easy as making your way from your room down to the leisure facilities, equipped with a gym, 50-foot pool, sauna and steam room. You could even book some pampering spa treatments at the Sleeping Beauty Spa to make your visit extra special!

To book your stay at the Palace Hotel, #BookDirect to get the best rates by calling us on 01463 223243 or emailing us. And make sure to check out our seasonal offers page for the latest unbeatable deals!


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