So, it’s finally time for a break away and you’re searching for perfect leisure breaks in Inverness. Though the city may seem to be situated out in the middle of the Scottish Highlands you’d be surprised at how many things there really are to do there. Not sure where to begin with planning you perfect break away? We’ve compiled a list of just a few of the activities to consider for your trip.
Visit Eden Court Theatre
Eden Court Theatre presents countless productions every year including some big stage favourites like “Romeo and Juliet.” Bored of the usual cliché love stories? That’s no problem, the theatre exhibits many different genres and titles throughout the year, so thankfully this means that no matter what mood you’re in or what vibe you want to set, there’s sure to be something the Eden Court Theatre can offer you.
There is no doubt that this building has some of the most stunning architecture you’ll ever see. The Inverness Cathedral is home to incredible stained glass windows, which creates stunning scenes of colour beams throughout the building, all-day-every-day. Charles Longley, the archbishop of Canterbury laid the foundations of the church in 1866.
How well versed are you with bronze age history? Prepare for an interactive history lesson when visiting the Clava Cairns, a bronze age memorial and burial site so well preserved that it stands to this day. This prehistoric site is on the River Nairn and possesses a truly moving and ambient atmosphere. It is said that the cairns are around 4,000 years old. Typically speaking, cairns are usually large and tall rock standings whereas at Clava they’re actually a compilation of rocks from the tombs individually spotted around the area rather than a group buried under one large area. The Clava Cairns is one attraction that is guaranteed to spark one’s interest in prehistoric culture and history.
Shakespeare was well known for his writings including dramatic classics such as “Romeo and Juliet”, but one of the most relevant associations to Scotland in his works is Cawdor Castle, featured in the play; Macbeth. According to the story, Macbeth is told the premonition of three witches which prophesizes “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis. All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! Thou shalt be king hereafter.” Although this was a fictional play, given the nature of the story, it certainly brings an expectation when it comes to the Scottish Highlands and the darkness of the castle. It is certainly worth visiting to see what inspired Shakespeare to write such a grim tale.
Booking Leisure Breaks in Inverness
Planning some leisure breaks in Inverness? Situated in the heart of Inverness, the Kingsmills Hotel and Spa has just the facilities to help you set base for your break. To find out more about booking accommodation at the Kingsmills, head on over to our Special Offers.