Easter in Inverness – best B&B accommodation

If you’re planning on spending Easter in Inverness, the Inverness Guest House Association has some late availability among some members. The IGHA is the leading Inverness bed and breakfast association, and the only one where all members are required to have attained a quality assured grading from either VisitScotland or the AA. All our Inverness B&Bs are located in the city itself, and are easily accessible to Inverness city centre, a good selection of restaurants and pubs, the River Ness, and Eden Court Theatre complex.

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New Year’s Eve in Inverness – Hootananny Hogmanay Extravaganza

If you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Inverness, don’t miss the Hootananny Hogmanay Extravaganza – a great night of music and celebration.

The following acts will be helping to see in 2010:

HootanannyRuairidh MacMillian “BBC Radio Scotland Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year 2009” plus special guest The Scone Fairies

Mad Hatters – Mystic Shoes – The North’s number 1 party band!

The Bothy – Ben & Michelle – Stripped back acoustic guitar set with a stunning female voice.

Tickets are £12 and are available for purchase at the venue. Doors open at 8pm on Thursday 31 December and the party runs until 2 am on Friday 1 January.

If you haven’t yet booked your Inverness accommodation, don’t leave it too long as Inverness city centre B&Bs are filling up fast. The Inverness Guest House Association offers a selection of the best accommodation in Inverness, all quality assessed and graded by either the Automobile Association or VisitScotland. To find where to stay in Inverness, visit our bed and breakfast association website.

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The best pubs in Inverness – real ale and good music in the Highland capital

There are 3 really great pubs in Inverness city centre.

Hootannany on Church Street (serial winner of Inverness pub of the year) has live music in 3 bars every night of the week. The Ceilidh Bar on the ground floor has traditional folk and blues, Madhatters (upstairs) has alternative/rock, and the Bothy Bar has acoustic music. With Thai food (available in the Ceilidh Bar until 9 pm) and beer from the Black Isle Brewery, this makes for a great combination.

on Academy Street dates back to 1783 and is a traditional and unspoilt pub, offering a great selection of award winning cask ales (and features in the Good Beer Guide 2009) and excellent pub grub (available from 11 am to 9 pm daily). Blackfriars is also a great live music venue : “Traditional, folk, country, jazz, big band, rock and blues… something for every musical taste.”

The Castle Tavern, opposite Inverness Castle and overlooking the River Ness, is also a real ale pub with a great atmosphere. On sunny afternoons and evenings the attractive terrace is very popular, while the cosy bar downstairs and the upstairs restaurant (with great views, and serving food from 12 till 10 pm) also have a great buzz. The Castle Tavern hosts a real ale festival every September (along with another excellent pub, the Clachnaharry Inn, on the outskirts of town overlooking the Beauly Firth)

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