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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
“Lots on throughout the year - theatre, art house cinema, music, drop in dance/drama/yoga classes. Has a cafe and a restaurant. A great place! Walking distance from flat.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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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. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pub
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“Live Scottish Music every night! Very busy at the weekend, with a great atmosphere.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Worth checking out their pre-theatre deal, gets busy and worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 45 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 ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nature
“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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“Upmarket restaurant, can be busy so would recommend booking a table in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 26 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“Check out their pre-theatre deals. Can get busy so worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
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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
Pub
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“Bar with a mini beer garden that looks out over the castle. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 21 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. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
City
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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
Store
“We are 10 mins walk from here and you can catch trains North to Thurso and West to Kyle of Lochalsh which are two amazing routes!!”
  • 8 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
Movie Theatre
“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
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

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“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. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Worth checking out their pre-theatre deal, gets busy and worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Upmarket restaurant, can be busy so would recommend booking a table in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 26 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Check out their pre-theatre deals. Can get busy so worth booking in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
“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
Pub
“Bar with a mini beer garden that looks out over the castle. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Brunch, lunch or coffee and cake. Girvan's is a must. But beware, you'll have to queue to get in. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“5 min walk from flat,bar/restaurant. Food good, nice atmosphere and outwith City centre so quieter”
  • 9 locals recommend

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