Our Inverness Blog

Information on Inverness, the Highlands and places of interest while staying at our Inverness B&B

At Bannerman Bed and Breakfast we are always delighted to help with advice and recommendations on your visit. Here are some articles that will aid you in planning a memorable trip.

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Where should I stay in Scotland

Inverness is one of 7 cities in Scotland and a must-see city for anyone visiting Scotland. There’s a rich variety of places to see in and around the City. It’s also a perfect base for getting to other parts of the Scottish Highlands. So if you’re asking where should I stay in Scotland, Inverness should be on your list.

It’s a bustling city, with breath-taking scenery and you can’t forget its famous Loch is home to the infamous Loch Ness Monster! That’s what makes it the perfect exploration ground for a staycation.

So to help you plan a trip, we’ve put together a short itinerary of some of the things you might enjoy in and around the area when you’re here. We’ve tied this in with VisitScotland’s staycation guide, which has been created to help visitors plan their ideal trip. There’s something for everyone – adventure seekers, curious travellers, history enthusiasts, foodies and lovers of the outdoors. Check out our recommended itinerary for exploring Inverness in four days.

Day 1

For the adventure seeker in you, why not take the challenging cycle along the Great Glen Way, which is 117 km in length, or enjoy something even more thrill-seeking with a bungee jump.

Day 2

For heritage enthusiasts, why not visit the very site of the final Jacobite Rising, Culloden Battlefield? Nearby is Cawdor Castle, a picturesque castle and gardens well worth a visit. Or head to Inverness Cathedral and enjoy the wonderful showcase of architecture and fascinating history.

Day 3

To nourish the food-lover in you, why not visit one of Inverness’ wonderful restaurants. There are lots of options to savour delicious cuisine in friendly relaxed settings after a day of exploring. Read more on my Top 10 Favourite Eating Places in Inverness.

Day 4

For the outdoor lover in you, enjoy the natural surroundings of Inverness with a boat tour on Loch Ness. Be sure to bring your camera in case you catch a glimpse of the legendary Nessie.

Ready to plan your staycation in Inverness? Call, email or book online. We very much look forward to welcoming you here.

Eden Court Theatre

What’s on at Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court is a wonderful art and entertainment centre less than 10 minutes walk from here. We are very fortunate to have this invaluable cultural centre in the Highland capital. With so many events taking place for all tastes everyone wants to know what’s on at Eden Court Theatre.

Empire Theatre

One of 2 theatres, the Empire Theatre is the largest and hosts everything from opera, ballet, musicals, drama, stand-up comedy to traditional music performers. The modern auditorium is a perfect size for both a rousing band and solo performers. The seating is raked so you can be sure of an excellent view of the stage. Furthermore, just like the rest of the building, the theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Cinema

Eden Court showcases the best in contemporary and classis theatre. Films include new releases, blockbusters, arthouse, independent and classics. They are shown in the smaller theatres which still have the great sound and vision of a multiplex.

Education

The theatre offers a wide range of educational courses for young and old. For instance there’s a large programme of Gaelic and traditional arts across the Highlands.

Hospitality

The welcoming restaurant, bar and foyer are a great place to meet. Whether you want to grab a coffee before the cinema or meet friends for lunch Eden Court is an ideal spot. With free wifi and seating areas on three floors, it’s a great base to plan your day.

Under Canvas

During the summer months there’s a very accessible programme of traditional music and DJ sets outside the theatre, but Under Canvas in a long stretch tent. It’s a summer festival from July to September, outside Eden Court on the banks of the beautiful River Ness. As well as the live music, delicious pizzas are served from the wood-fired pizza often alongside a range of local beers, gin and whisky.

For the current what’s on at Eden Court Theatre, check out their website. With it in such close proximity to us, check out why people stay at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast. Find out our rates and availability and all the information your need for Inverness accommodation visit our website.

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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.

Bannerman Bed and Breakfast
47 Glenurquart Road,
Inverness IV3 5NZ
Scotland

Tel;44 (0)1463 259199
alison@bannermanbandb.co.uk