Ivybank is a short two minute walk from the Castle, river & city centre of Inverness.
The City of Inverness offers a rich variety of things to do and see from shopping and culture to eating and drinking. There are many lovely riverside restaurants and bustling pavement cafes as well as a wide range of specialist retailers in the historic Old Town and Victorian Market while a great variety of popular High street names can be found at the Eastgate Centre.
Visitors can enjoy the fine circular walk from Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse, along the river past St Andrew’s Cathedral, which dominates the River Ness, and through the Ness Islands where you will find anglers casting long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon.
Inverness also offers a fantastic choice of events and festivals from traditional to modern including music festivals, golf championships and iconic Highland games on top of art, history and heritage events.
This is one of the last great wildernesses in Europe, through the soaring beauty of Glencoe to the idyllic charm of the isles, and from the waves of the northern coastline to the silence of the windswept moors...
The Highlands really are the Scotland of your imagination, a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail. All can be reached on day trips from Ivybank.
Phone: + 44 (0) 1463 232 796
OPEN ALL YEAR
Min stay 3 nights
Sleeping 7 Max
Start day: Any
Ivybank drawn by Arminklein.at
A category "B" Listed building and built in 1836, "Ivybank" is a charming small Georgian mansion whose wings cluster around a square tower, and is set in its own walled and landscaped garden with pond.
Dubbed by the French "Le Petit Chateau",
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THINGS TO DO...... Eden Court Theatre, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Loch Ness and fabled "Monster", Whisky Trails and Distilleries, Bottlenose Dolphin Cruises, Castles and Cairns, Walks and Waterfalls, Cruises and Tours, Golf Resorts, Scottish Open 2014, Fishing, Hillwalking, Watersports, Wintersports, Cairngorms National Park, Museum, Art Galleries, Historical Sites, Pringle Woollen Mill, Castles galore! - National Trust for Scotland Brodie Castle, Cawdor Castle, Stuart Castle, Urquhart Castle all being within the vicinity - Hollywood material indeed! Jacobite Loch Ness cruises and tours sailing throughout the year.
Restaurants - all within a few minutes walk from Ivybank
Cafe 1 +44 (0)1463 226 200
This great Inverness restaurant is ideal for lunch or dinner in relaxed surroundings. The menu is
varied and includes some excellent pasta dishes. Closed on Sundays.
Cafe 1, 75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA
Rocpool Reserve +44 (0)1463 240 089
This riverside fine-dining restaurant has a particular focus on local produce which changes with the seasons. The menu includes fantastic Skye scallops and juicy Aberdeenshire beef. popular for Sunday lunch, too.
Rocpool Reserve, Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AG
Abstract +44 (0)1463 223 777
With one eye on a Michelin star, this restaurant has fantastic French-style cuisine that uses such local ingredients such as hare fillets, Angus steaks and locally-caught sea trout.
Abstract, Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness, IV2 4SF
Contrast +44 (0)1463 223 777
Right next to sister restaurant Abstract, Contrast is a more informal brasserie but perhaps even more popular. It's got the same great riverside location and its often adventurous dishes are definitely worth a try.
Contrast, Glen Moriston Town House, Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF
Rocpool Rendezvous +44 (0)1463 717 274
More informal than its namesake on the other side of the Ness, but with a similarly excellent menu, this Inverness restaurant does particularly good seafood. The sole and seabass are excellent.
Rocpool Rendezvous, 1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE
Black Isle Bar - Church St
Macgregors Bar - Acadamy St
The Malt Room - Victorian Market, Church St entrance