One of my favoutie things to do when I travel is to simply walk and see what draws my attention in a new place. This is exactly what I did in Inverness, Scotland. I did not try to find the infamous Loch Ness Monster but there were plenty of souvenirs celebrating Nessie (I did add to my apron collection!). Instead, I walked through the town, had a great lunch, and, of course, took lots of pictures. It was a very relaxing and beautiful Spring day.
On the Inverness Castle grounds, I found bunnies (and a bird)!
And, of course, I found a whiskey shop and tried haggis for lunch (which was really good!).
Here is more on my visit to Inverness.
May 19 Inverness, Scotland
I sent mom on a tour of the Scottish highlands and Cawdor Castle. I headed out for a day exploring Inverness. Cawdor Castle is where Duncan dies in MacBeth – except that the castle did not exist at the time! So much for legends. Mom says is is a beautiful castle with lovely gardens.
I went exploring in Inverness. The old city is very compact and easy to walk. There is a lovely walk along both sides of the Ness River that include a cathedral and the Inverness Castle. Along the way, I watched a couple of men fly fishing in the river and I saw a nice Celtic Cross monument. Someone offered to take my picture, I refused the picture, but we had a lovely chat about what he did wearing a kilt at the CN Tower (hint: it involves the glass floor and he’s “a real Scotsman”).
I got a treat at the castle. It is a beautiful building that dominates the city and is in use as a justice building, but the gardens are somewhat accessible and full of bunnies!
I stopped for lunch as decided I had to try the haggis – it seemed important. They served it with a malt whisky cream sauce. Not sure if it was because of the sauce, but I quite enjoyed it!
I also found the Hector Russell shop in Inverness – and took a picture for Heather. The Whiskey Shop tried to tell me that they honey whisky they had for sale was similar to Stag’s Breath. I told them it was not even in the same league. So, I’m still searching for what I consider the “drink of the Gods” (aka Stag’s Breath honey-whisky liquor).
The Victorian Market is in a very nice old building, but I really did not find much in it. There are a lot of interesting pubs, throughout Inverness.