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Inverness is a popular tourist location, largely due to the famous Loch Ness monster that generations of visitors have come searching for. Consequently, you’ll find that the city has everything a tourist could wish for, including great cafés and restaurants, and lots of options for shopping.

The city is located right in the heart of the Highlands, and so is a great place to base yourself if you’re planning to explore this wider region. People come to Inverness to experience the magnificent Highlands scenery and wildlife, and to explore historical sites. Most famously, the site where the Battle of Culloden took place is located near the city.

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FACTS ABOUT INVERNESS

The population of Inverness is just under 64000.

Inverness is considered the ‘capital’ of the Highlands, even if it doesn’t officially hold this title.

The name ‘Inverness’ comes from the Gaelic ‘Inbhir Nis’, which means ‘Mouth of the River Ness.’

Between 1998 and 2008, Inverness experienced the largest economic growth in Scotland, and the 2nd largest in the U.K.

Inverness is twinned with the German city Augsburg, and the French towns ‘La Baule’ and ‘Saint-Valery-en-Caux’.

Two studies in 2014 and 2015 found Inverness to be the happiest place in Scotland.

Inverness only officially became a city in 2000.

The first sighting of the Loch Ness monster was actually in River Ness, not in the loch itself.

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