Inverness Student Guide
The Mouth of the River Ness is considered by many to be the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Inverness is the northernmost city in the whole of the United Kingdom and boasts a population of roughly 46,870 according to the very most recent figures. It was also the site of two fierce battles such as Blàr nam Fèinne and Battle of Culloden.
Inverness’ history is just as fascinating as the country that it sits in, with a long history of fierce and dangerous battles and more. Inverness celebrates this history with a handful number of museums including Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Highlander’s Museum and Inverness Castle.
For those of you that enjoy the most recent releases from Hollywood, we recommend visiting one of Inverness’ many cinemas which include but are not limited to Vue Cinemas which comes very highly recommended by inhabitants and regulars. Another highly recommended theatre is Eden Court, which is a mixture of both live performance and also of cinema as well.
There are a number of notable people that come from Inverness including; Mr. Egg, Karen Gillan, Yvette Cooper, Malcolm Jones and Charles Kennedy.
Everyone who goes to university loves to know as much as they can about the city that they’re staying in and seeing where the best places to drink are. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, a rave or even just a traditional pub, Inverness has something for you. We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think might be your street!
First up, we have Hootananny, which is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for live music and a calm atmosphere. Everything from live music to enticing drinks, Hootananny is the place for you!
Second up, we have Bar One. Although it may seem like your typical bar or restaurant, there’s just something about the bar that has people coming back and not just for their onsite cocktail guru, who creates some of the best cocktails in all of Scotland. We recommend this one very highly indeed.
Scotch & Rye, is our third and final entry on this list. One of the premier bar and grills that you’ll find in Inverness and well worth a look-in, whether you’re looking for one of their many famed cocktails or just looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, this is the place for you!
There’s always things to do in Inverness; the city hosts some festivals that keep people entertained, and it’s always affordable for people that are looking to join, even those that are working on a student budget. One such event is the Kirking of the Council, which takes place through the streets of Inverness and gives you an insight into not just the history but the culture of the city.
Inverness transportation routes have everything from bus routes to train stations along with established cycle routes too. Inverness also has its own airport in Inverness Airport, which means you can take those mini-breaks without too much trouble.
Tazball first started with paintball and laser adventure games, they have recently added battle archery, the arrows are replaced with paint balloons! Prices vary by activity selected, also they have a student rate, so prices will be reasonable.
Eastgate Shopping Centre
Eastgate Shopping Centre has well over 100 retail stores along with restaurants, bars, cinema and much more. Don't forget to bring your Student I.D / NUS card for discounts.
Lockdown is an escape activity challenge, with a number of different activities and quests to complete in able to escape the room. You have a choice of rooms, that have different themes. Prices start at 10 for a group of 6.