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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Concert Hall
“Our local Theatre offers a variety of different entertainment, as well as offering a restuarant, bar and coffee spot. There is also a cinema. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
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“Live Scottish Music every night! Very busy at the weekend, with a great atmosphere.”
  • 66 locals recommend
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“Located right next to the river, this is another of my favs. A converted church, with woodburning stove - it's a great place to go for lunch or dinner on a chilly day! All ingredients are locally sourced. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
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“If you're celebrating a special occasion, or just want to push the boat out, head to my favourite restaurant. Right next the river, you won't be disappointed. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“Trace your roots and see how life was in the Highlands in former years. try the coffee shop for a "wee strupach" (cup of tea ) and scone ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A beautiful castle in the heart of the city. Highly recommend going out at night when the entire castle is lite up for a nice walk along the river ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“5 star restaurant - Advise to book in advance as this is a very popular place to eat”
  • 26 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“Laid out on three floors, each with a view of the river and castle, no matter where you sit, you'll be afforded a great view while you scoff down some yummy grub. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
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“Johnny Foxes is great for a drink early on or if you like live music head there later in the night. Only a short walk to and from The Loft.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“30 mins walk away (has it's own multi-storey)… shops galore...including coffee shops and nearby pubs for those less 'retail' inclined”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“If you want to try haggis it normally on the menu as a starter here which might give you the test of it you require. Opposite the castle its a popular bar and restaurant.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“This is our favourite spot for a quick lunch. It’s Vegan, Vegetarian, and GF friendly. They make the best bowls of soup and coffee in town. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“Turn right out the front door. Walk to the end of the street, cross the road at Celt Street and walk straight along King Street. Cross the road at Greig Street and continue along King Street. Tesco is at the end of the street on the right.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“You'll need to get a bus or drive as it's a couple of miles out of town, but always has all the recent movies. There's Pizza Hut, Frankie and Benny's and Nando's if you need something to eat too”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you’re looking to try our local beer and have the best organic pizza - then this is the place to come. It’s very popular with the locals and visitors too. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Purchase tickets for this very well run cruise of either the Caledonian Canal AND Loch Ness with a stop off at Urquhart Castle or alternatively pick the ferry up at The Clansman Hotel on the shores of the loch for the Loch and Castle visit only.”
  • 15 locals recommend