The Columba Hotel, originally built in 1881, is located in the heart of Inverness, with enviable views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. Recently refurbished, the hotel provides a splendid location in Inverness from which to explore the city and surrounding area. Guests can enjoy all the modern comforts one would expect from a 4 star hotel, coupled with the priceless style and tradition of a Victorian building. Given the Columba’s town centre location, you will be ideally positioned to discover the many attractions that are literally on your doorstep. Along the River Ness you will discover the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, celebrating all that is Invernessian. Black Isle Wildlife Park is only 15 minutes away. Not to mention the numerous Whisky Distilleries in the area!
The Columba Hotel offers 76 spacious and tastefully decorated Victorian accommodations in the heart of the Inverness City.
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Staff at the Columba Hotel are delighted to offer guests a dining experience at the Victoria Restaurant. Ideal for any dining occasion, The Victoria features a seasonal menu, using locally sourced produce. For a more casual meal, choose Macnab’s Bar Bistro which serves a tempting selection of local fare, and specialist real ales from the Black Isle.
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.