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About Inverness, Scotland
Inverness is the capital city of the Scottish Highlands. The United Kingdom's most northerly city, Inverness is situated at the north-easternmost point of the Great Glen, at the mouth of the River Ness. It was founded in the 6th century and is now one of Europe's fastest-growing cities. Car rental in Inverness puts you 105km from Fort William and 167km from Aberdeen. The A9, A82 and A96 roads lead to Aberdeen, Perth, Elgin, Wick, Thurso, Edinburgh and Glasgow.Aberdeen.
About 63,000 people live in and around Inverness, representing some one-third of the Highland population. Inverness features regularly among the U.K. towns with the best living standards, ranking fifth for quality of life and second for happiness. It is a centre for higher learning, with Inverness College serving as the main campus for the University of the Highlands and Islands, with around 8,500 students.
Those who play and enjoy bagpipe music flock to Inverness every September for the Northern Meeting. The city also lends its name to the cape that pipers wear during inclement weather. Another significant event on the Inverness calendar is the annual City of Inverness Highland Games. During high season, curious visitors flock to Inverness in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The River Ness is a beautiful place for a stroll, and even if you have no interest in fabled creatures, Loch Ness is a great place for a cruise.