Get more information about Inverness, if you are planning
to take a trip to the capital of Highland. Have a look at the
Quick info it may be helpful.
Visa Information European citizens can enter the country with
a passport, without a visa for 3 months. Citizens of Australia,
New Zealand, Canada, and the United States can enter on a
passport as well and stay for up to 6 months. Citizens of
other countries require a Visa, which they can get from the
British Consulate in their country.
It's wiser to book your accommodation ahead of your arrival
in the city and same goes for car hire and your flight as
well. The best places generally tend to get booked in advance,
sometimes by many weeks especially during June, July, and
August. So book your tickets, hotel and car hire at least
one week before you leave for Inverness.
Staying in Inverness has never been so easy with an unbeatable
range of accommodation and places to suit every traveler.
The best hotels in town include Columba Hotel (tel: (0)1463
231 391), Glen Druidh House Hotel (tel: (0)1463 226 499),
Palace Hotel and all of them offer pleasant service.
The city serves the very best Scottish dishes, meat preparation,
and fishes from the unpolluted waters around Scotland's west
coast. The highlanders love the very best in all things. From
the desirable menus, to drinks and beverages, the large number
of restaurants serves the locals and tourist with pleasure.
You can treat your taste buds to the most expensive, formal
restaurants to the smaller, less formal cafes and bars. Ravish
the creative, inspired, and elegantly presented cuisines and
international delicacies. Be adventurous and try something
new, it is guaranteed to be the finest example of its kind.
Although the currency of England and Scotland is Pound, you
will find that Scotland has different notes for £10,
£20, £50 and sometimes £5 as well. The exchange
rate is around 1.90 US dollars = 1 UK pound.
Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in
major shops and hotels, but not often at small B&Bs.
Note: Always check the current exchange rates before you travel.
Service charges are included on all restaurant bills at a
cost of between 10% and 15%. However, it is fair to add a
little more if the meal and service have been exceptional.
Taxi drivers expect small tips of between 5% and 10% of the
fare. Parisian porters, door attendants, and room service
staff can be offered a gratuity of approximately £ 1.05
to £ 2.05.