Inverness (United kingdom)

Inverness in northern Scotland, is a small city, located at delta of the Ness River in the UK. Inverness is the most northern located city in the country and the gateway to the Scottish highlands. The distance to Loch Ness is about 10 km. Loch Ness and the legendary "Monster" are the main tourist attraction in this area. The city also has a castle, which was built in the 1800's and which is nowadays used as a prison and as a local legal institution, an old church and two museums. In the Ship Space Museum you can see a 1:10 scale model of the Titanic, and much more. In the surrounding region are also two ski resorts, which offer accommodation during the summer months, and restaurants in mountains of Nevis."

Population: 72,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 11:46:30 AM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 37.8 42.6 32.9 18
February 38.3 43.7 32.7 13
March 41.0 46.9 34.9 16
April 44.4 51.6 37.4 11
May 49.8 57.7 41.9 11
June 54.3 61.5 47.1 12
July 58.1 65.1 51.1 11
August 57.6 64.8 50.5 12
September 53.1 59.4 46.8 15
October 47.7 53.2 42.1 17
November 41.5 46.8 36.3 17
December 38.7 43.5 34.0 18

More information: Inverness forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Inverness is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $102.22, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $289.79, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $102.77
  • Hotel (3 stars): $114.11
  • Hotel (4 stars): $145.61
  • Hotel (5 stars): $152.13
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42

More information: Inverness price level

Destination Map

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Inverness has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 67.7 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.2 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 58.8 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Inverness safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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