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Inverness Airport Destinations

Planning to fly from the Scottish Highlands soon, but not sure about Inverness Airport destinations?

Pop on the kettle and take five – because this great guide has everything you need to know about INV routes, as well as handy complementary info on great things to see and do in top destinations.

But if you’re just passing through Inverness, you might want to extend your trip a little to take in the elegance of the capital of the Highlands.

First off, step back in time at Inverness Castle, which sits perched on a cliff overlooking the River Ness. This striking 19th-century castle has interesting exhibits on Highland history, culture, and folklore, and the plush staterooms and tower-top views are the cherries on the cake.

But to really immerse yourself in this area’s beauty, hop on a boat and take a tour of the Ness islands. You’ll sail past magical bridges and perhaps even see seals frolicking, and perhaps set foot on dry land on one of the islands for a picnic.

If you love gothic architecture and intricate stonework, make a beeline for the inspirational 12th century Inverness Cathedral. If we’re forced to pick a highlight here, it might be the MacLeod Screen, a well preserved medieval stone rood screen.

Fans of military history also love discovering the secrets of the Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle fought on the British mainland. You’ll find out all about the tragic 1746 battle, learn about the Jacobite Rebellion which spawned it, and pay respect to the fallen combatants.

But what does Inverness have to offer if you’re a bit of a foodie? Rather a lot, as it happens. For starters, browse the Victorian Market to pick up local delicacies like Scottish cheeses, freshly baked scones, and tasty oatcakes, as well as artisan souvenirs.

And if you’re a fan of the water of life, you simply must take a whisky tour of local distilleries like Tomatin, as well as the epic Inverness Whisky Museum. Plus, Inverness city has lots of hidden attractions just off the main tourist track, whether you’re winding your way through the Old Town’s winding lanes, taking in a performance at Eden Court Theatre or just relaxing in one of the cosy pubs.

And no serious visitor can leave this area without looking for the most famous inhabitant of Loch Ness. Take a boat tour on the loch, learn about the legend and you might even spot Nessie itself.

After all that action, you’ll definitely have worked up an appetite. The Rocpool Restaurant is famous for quirky seafood dishes, like a tasty platter of fresh oysters, pan-seared scallops with creamy risotto, or langoustine ravioli. And alternatively, Castle View Café has a laid-back, charming atmosphere, serving Scottish favourites like haggis, neeps, and tatties.

Fancy a drink or three to wash it all down? The Malt Room is a must-visit for whisky connoisseurs, with over 300 whiskies to sample (albeit not in the same sitting). The Black Isle Bar in the lively Old Town, The Black Isle Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere, with local craft beer, a wide gin selection and (naturally) lots of whisky choices.

How about hostelries? You can spend a comfy night in the luxe Inverness Marriott Hotel, wind back the clock at The Victorian, or grab a comfy room about the Old Town Inn.

Inverness Airport
Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport destinations list

You can fly from Inverness to lots of great destinations – get the lowdown below.

Inverness Airport UK destinations

Wondering which domestic airports you can fly to from INV? There are lots to choose from.

Heathrow Airport LHR and Gatwick are great gateways to the delights of London, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Wembley Stadium, while you can fly into Manchester to soak up its cool music scene, enjoy its fab football clubs, and take advantage of its close proximity to the Peak District National Park.

Don’t forget Birmingham though. England’s second city has attractions like Cadbury World, lots of great museums and a buzzing theatre scene. Or Bristol, home of the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, hot air balloon festival and iconic street art.

Elsewhere in Scotland meanwhile, you can jet off to Edinburgh and Glasgow and take in the delights of the elegant capital and its energetic west coast rival.

But that’s not all, because you can also fly from Inverness to Belfast, Leeds Bradford, Norwich, Southampton, Newcastle, Isle of Man and Jersey.

Inverness Airport Europe destinations

Outwith the UK, INV offers flights to Amsterdam Schipol, Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Paris and Charles de Gaulle. And you’ll also find flights with one stop to the likes of Barcelona, Rome, Geneva, Dublin and Stockholm.

What are the best places to fly to from Inverness Airport?

  • Choose London for fascinating traditions in a contemporary cultural melting pot. You can see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, explore amazing museums like the British Museum and National Gallery, and get fresh produce and banter from diverse Londoners at the Portobello Road market.
  • Choose Edinburgh for history, scenery and tons of unique culture. Edinburgh Castle looms dramatically over the city from its volcanic peak, the plush Palace of Holyrood House is the royal fam’s preferred residence in the Scottish capital, and the Festival and Fringe explode across the city every summer – making Edinburgh home of the world’s biggest arts gathering.
  • Choose Glasgow for fun and inspiration in Scotland’s largest city. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has a diverse collection of artifacts from the city and beyond, while the charming West End boasts beautiful Victorian architecture. There’s lots of great street art in the Merchant City, and you can learn about Glasgow’s proud industrial past on a River Clyde boat trip. But if you really want to make some magical memories, simply go out for a few drinks and sample some of the best craic (banter) in the world.
Inverness Airport
Inverness Airport

From Inverness to the world

  • Choose Alicante for dreamy, whitewashed houses and fiery culture. You can catch some rays on beautiful Costa Blanca beaches, explore magical villages, and explore Alicante Old Town’s buzzing La Explanada boulevard. You’ve also got delicious dishes like paella, and the hotblooded Fallas festival each March.
  • Choose Faro for Atlantic waves and tasty pastries. This Algarve hotspot has lovely beaches with stunning rock formations, and the Old Town is full of mysterious alleyways and charming buildings. Meanwhile, the city walls and harbour frame Faro against the legendary Atlantic and taking a stroll with a hot coffee and pasta del nata pastry is one of life’s simple (but superb) pleasures.

Which airlines fly out of Inverness Airport? 

Inverness Airport has a good choice of carriers.

For example, your low-cost airline options include EasyJet, flying to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona, Madrid, and Palma de Mallorca, and Loganair, connecting to various Scottish islands.

Larger airline choices include British Airways, which provides good connections to cities like London Gatwick and Edinburgh, as well as European destinations like Amsterdam and Barcelona. And KLM, which provides direct flights to Amsterdam.

Inverness Airport
Inverness Airport

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And voila! All the Inverness Airport destination information you’ll ever need, and a lot more besides.

Wherever you’re flying off to, stay safe, have fun and send us a postcard.

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