New Homes in Inverness
Make the Move
As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is the UK’s most northerly city and lays claim to being the ‘happiest place to live’ in Scotland. With a population exceeding 70,000 across the Greater Inverness area, the city has a great history, and sits close to the mythical Loch Ness.
With a creative and cultural lifestyle on offer in a lovely part of Scotland, new houses for sale in Inverness are highly sought-after.
While Inverness is a remote city, it has good transport links to the rest of the UK, especially by air. Inverness Airport runs regular domestic flights to London, Manchester and Belfast, and there are two train services to and from London; the Caledonian Sleeper from Euston which takes 11 hours overnight, and a Virgin trains service from King’s Cross which takes eight hours.
There are no motorways near Inverness. The A9 links the city to Edinburgh, with the journey lasting three hours by car. Alternatively, a train service links Inverness to Edinburgh in three hours and 45 minutes. Inverness to Aberdeen takes two hours and 20 minutes by car via the A96, and ScotRail train services take the same length of time. Inverness is two hours and 20 minutes away from John O’Groats, the UK’s most northerly settlement.
Places of interest
Inverness residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to natural sights and attractions. The city lies at the mouth of the River Ness, which starts at Loch Ness 20 miles south. Standing at an impressive 40 metres high, Plodda Falls waterfall is in a forest of Douglas Fir an hour away from Inverness. Chanonry Point, 30 minutes north of the city, is a great place to spot wild bottlenose dolphins.
The city is also close to many historic buildings including Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle, Inverness Castle and Castle Stuart. Inverness Cathedral, found on the banks of the River Ness, is the most northerly cathedral on the British mainland, and Clava Cairn is a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery east of the city.
In Inverness itself, Ness Islands provide a popular place to unwind and take a stroll in lovely parkland. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery goes deeper into Highland life, while Leakey’s - Scotland’s largest second-hand book shop - is a great spot spend a few hours.
Caledonian Stadium is home to the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club, who compete in the Scottish Premier league.
The University of the Highlands and Islands is spread across 13 colleges, including Inverness College UHI.