Avalon Guesthouse is a 4-Star ‘Highly Commended’ property, which offers a wonderful, more personal alternative to larger Inverness Hotels. Avalon is located on the A82 Tourist Route ten minutes drive from Loch Ness and a short walk to Inverness City Centre. The guesthouse provides a large private guest car park & free WiFi. Avalon is continually lauded as one of the very best guesthouses in the Highlands, and won the prestigious Tripadvisor Travellers Choice in 2009. For guaranteed quality accommodation, with a personal service and big Highland welcome, Avalon is the only choice!
Avalon Guesthouse boasts 6 spacious, comfortable and well equipped guestrooms. Much of the guesthouse has been recently refurbished, and the rooms are all decorated in a contemporary style, offering both comfort and excellent facilities.
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A full Scottish Breakfast is included with your stay at Avalon Guesthouse. A delicious and hearty breakfast, freshly cooked to order from the varied menu, is available between 8.00am & 9.00am each morning. (Earlier breakfasts are available for those with a full day’s exploring planned!). Most dietary requirements are catered for, and any particular requests can be taken care of with advance notice.
Breakfast starts with fresh fruit juices, a selection of cereals, fresh fruit salad and yoghurts, before getting down to the cooked selection of sausages, bacon, eggs (however you like them), tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and black pudding – in any combination you choose. All of the above accompanied by brown or white toast, and a freshly brewed cup of tea or fresh ground coffee. Avalon also offers fruit and speciality teas.
The City of Inverness
On The Map: Inverness is located on Scotland’s central northern coast. The town is accessed via the A9 road from the southeast (Cairngorms National Park), A82 from the southwest (Loch Ness) , and A96 from the northeast (Speyside, Whisky Country)
Inverness is the true capital of the Highlands, and with 50,000 people, it is one of Scotland’s fastest growing cities. It is also one of the Highland’s oldest settlements. All roads still lead to the Highland’s center, Inverness. It feels like a compact town, but it has the bustle and air of a lovely city. Let your imagination run wild, and take a ghost tour led by an 18th century ghost, complete with period costume. Expect to hear tales of the city’s blood-chilling past, including ghosts, witches, murders, and spells! Stroll along the River Ness, or cruise on the Moray Firth, searching out bottlenose dolphins. It is very peaceful, especially if you’ve just been ghost-hunting… The River Ness flows through Inverness, and salmon fishermen come during the summer, even where the river runs right through the city’s center. High above the city is Inverness Castle, a unique Victorian built of red sandstone. Just below the castle is the museum and Art Gallery which runs exhibitions and workshops for kids. The main shopping area fans out from there in three directions, and includes a lively gathering place where pipers and other musicians get together and make music.