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Inverness B&B Serving a Vegan Breakfast

Finding an Inverness B&B serving a vegan breakfast shouldn’t be difficult. Most hotels and guest houses are happy to adapt to special diets, but there isn’t always the same choice for vegans as other guests. We’ve always catered for vegetarians but now we’ve gone a step further and created a breakfast menu just for vegans. With a full choice of vegan options, our menu will appeal to guests following a plant-based diet and anyone wanting to cut down on eating meat.

So what’s on the vegan menu?

Just like our standard breakfast menu you can choose to indulge in a hearty breakfast or graize the healthy options. Our overnight oats are very popular appetiser with all the guests. The oats are soaked in almond milk so they are suitable for all. You can opt for a Full Vegan Breakfast including grilled vegetarian sausages for a satisfying start to the day. Avocado and tomatoes on toast or portobello mushrooms with beans, tomatoes and vegan cheese are new additions to the choices available. You can’t beat the traditional Scottish breakfast, porridge, which is flavoured to your liking. Of course as with our standard menu, you can mix and match choices on the vegan menu. Here’s our full vegan menu.

We are still serving our standard breakfast menu alongside this.

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So if you’ve been yearning for more choice for breakfast this is the place to come. At the moment the number of people on a vegan diet is still quite small. For that reason we ask that you let us know in advance if you’d like a vegan breakfast. One day’s notice is fine. This means we have everything in stock and it avoids food waste. As the number of people following a plant-based diet increases we expect this to become more flexible. Find out more about local restaurants providing vegan options.

For anyone looking for an Inverness b&b with a vegan breakfast please email alison@bannermanbandb.co.uk or check our website for availability. Read more on why you should stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast.

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Child Free Accommodation

Did you know that Bannerman Bed and Breakfast provides child free accommodation? It’s not that we don’t like children. It’s just that sometimes it’s nice to stay in child free accommodation that’s exclusively for adults. We have chosen not to squeeze in extra beds and cots to our lovely bedrooms so we can maximise the comfort for guests. Here you can appreciate a comfortable night’s sleep in peace and quiet on your Inverness break. You can enjoy a relaxing breakfast without interruptions from the little ones. This is the perfect place for a UK staycation.

Grown up Break

Of course there are lots of activities and places of interest to visit in the Highlands whilst getting away from the family. As well as a vast array of historic attractions like Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Urquhart Castle, there’s stunning scenery to visit in every direction. We have golden sandy beaches all along the east coast. Nearby there are opportunities for dolphin watching from land and at sea. Wildlife fans can see animals in their natural habitat at Loch Garten, including the magnificent ospreys. For a bit of exercise you can hire bikes from Ticket to Ride which is a short walk away from here. As well as providing the equipment they will advise you on the best routes and provide maps.

Distilleries and Shopping

When the weather’s a wee bit dreich, it’s a great time to visit a distillery or 2. There’s also the Black Isle Brewery and a bit of retail therapy in the Highland capital, Inverness. Without the kids you can indulge in a few late nights. Take in the wonderful selection of restaurants, many of which are walking distance from Bannerman Bed and Breakfast. For example MacGregor’s bar is a former Scottish bar of the year. You can ready more on my top eating places in Inverness.

So go on … treat yourselves to an Inverness break and make the most of your time away from the kids. Check availability for our child free accommodation.

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Why stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast?

With so many places to choose for your stay in Inverness, it’s reasonable to ask why stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast? You might be booking a staycation in the UK for the first time. Or perhaps you’re overwhelmed by the amount of places available. This is a 4 star Inverness bed and breakfast, with a proven track record in customer service. Here’s more on why you should stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast.

Essentials

The first thing you’re looking for is somewhere supremely clean and comfortable. A good night’s sleep is essential and you’ll get that here. We have 4 rooms, 2 king-size doubles, 1 twin and 1 single (with a double bed). I’m often asked where did we get our beds, as they are so comfortable.

The rooms also have all the comforts you’d expect in modern accommodation – television, tea/coffee facilties, silent fridge, hairdryer and free wifi. The ensuite shower-room is equipped with soft towels and Scottish Fine Soap toiletries.

Hearty Breakfast

After a good night’s sleep a delicious hearty breakfast is available. Our breakfast menu offers all sorts of options, catering for all tastes and diets. The Full Highland Breakfast is very popular, as well as the Full Vegetarian. There are many lighter options and our overnight oats are a great talking point, as is the home-made jam. As much as possible we use local produce and our sausages and bacon are from the local butcher. In addition to the standard breakfast menu, a vegan menu is also available by arrangement. If you have an early start the we can arrange an early breakfast or a takeaway breakfast.

Location

We’re on the A82, the main road to Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit and Fort William. Bannerman Bed and Breakfast is walking distance to the city centre with restaurants and bars about 15 minutes walk from here. Inverness is a small city and you can walk to many attractions from here. You can take a lovely walk along the riverside, passed the Bught Park and through the beautiful Ness Islands. Eden Court Theatre, our Highland art centre, is less than 10 minutes walk and Inverness Botanic Gardens are also nearby.

Customer Service

Local recommendations can make a real difference to how much you enjoy your trip to Inverness. So let me help you make the most of your stay here. I’ve run Bannerman Bed and Breakfast for 15 years so I’ve built up a knowledge of the area. I can help with restaurant reservations and give ideas on days out. I’m here to make sure your stay goes smoothly, so if anything is amiss let me know.

Read more on my recommended eating places in Inverness.

Make a booking

So now you know why you should stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast. You can find out our availability by calling 01463 259199 or emailing alison@bannermanbandb.co.uk or check online. I look forward to welcoming you here.

Loch Ness

Is it worth visiting Loch Ness?

As one of the most famous landmarks in the country, the answer has to be yes – it is worth visiting Loch Ness. And there are so many ways to experience this stunning location. Loch Ness starts a few miles from the Highland capital, Inverness. It’s a very long and deep stretch of water, in fact it’s 22 miles long. Three lochs, including Loch Ness stretch the width of Scotland from Fort William to Inverness. The lochs are linked together by the man-made Caledonian Canal, which was designed by Thomas Telford. The canal was completed in 1822, which was 5 years after it was due and it cost more than double the estimate. Some things never change!

Of course Loch Ness is much more famous for what lies beneath. Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have been reported since 1933, As a result, people have been Nessie hunting ever since. You can join in the search for the elusive creature. Take a drive passed Loch Ness and even the biggest sceptic is tempted to take a peak. What is that big dark shadow that seems to be moving? Something is sticking out of the water – is it Nessie’s head or perhaps some driftwood?

Whichever way you decide to take in the wonderful setting of Loch Ness, there’s interest for everyone.

History

Fifteen miles from Inverness is Urquhart Castle, which stands on the cliff edge just outside Drumnadrochit, It’s well worth a visit with views of the Loch, which are only seen from inside the castle boundary. For a fascinating insight into Scotland’s geological past, Loch Ness Exhibition Centre is the place to visit. It’s also in the village of Drumnadrochit. If you’re interested in the engineering of the Caledonian Canal, the Visitor Centre in Fort Augustus gives a fascinating history of the canal. Furthermore, as it’s the farthest tip of Loch Ness there’s a wonderful viewpoint to take in the landscape.

Landmarks

There are many places you’ll want to stop and take a photograph around Loch Ness. Fortunately there are many places to park your vehicle safely to admire the view. As well as the iconic landmarks of Urquhart Castle, the canal locks at Fort Augustus and the viewpoint at Fort Augustus, there’s interest all round the loch. On the other side there’s the Falls of Foyers and the viewpoint in Dores Village. You can see across to Urquhart Castle in the distance.

Ways to Travel

If you want to go all around Loch Ness, the easiest way is by car. There are many interesting and useful places to stop along the way, so you could take all day for the whole journey or drive round in a couple of hours. The north side of the Loch has the A82 running alongside it, which is the main road to Fort William. As a result the traffic is busier on that side than the south. The southern side meanders and has some parts for single lane traffic with passing places. Many other means of transport are available, such as bus, foot, cycle, kayak and boat. For the best information on the many off-road routes and paths www.lochness360.com will inspire you.

For runners the Loch Ness Marathon is one of the most iconic routes in the world. Read why runners choose Bannerman Bed and Breakfast’s accommodation for the Loch Ness Marathon.

Many people take in the Loch on a boat trip, such as Jacobite Cruises. They offer different trips each day but a typical trip is the 2 hour trip which includes an hour at Urquhart Castle.

Eating Out

There are too many hotels, restaurants and cafes along the route to mention them all. A few favourites are the Dores Inn, An Talla and Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop.

Accommodation

Bannerman Bed and Breakfast is a perfect base to explore Loch Ness. We are situated on the A82, the road to Loch Ness but still within walking distance of the centre of Inverness. Contact us for more information on this dog-friendly Inverness b&b.

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