I am trying to decide on a cruise that stops in Inverness. I have already posted in the main UK forum, but I thought I might get some additional advice on Inverness if I posted here specifically. The ship is docked for 10 hours, so we would likely have 8 hours (at most) to explore. To save money, we are trying to do as much on our own as we can. This port may be the only one where a tour or excursion from the ship might be required. The itinerary says Inverness, but I have heard from some that it might very well be Invergordon.
- What is there to do in the area that is accessible by public transit?
- Are there other nearby towns/villages that are worth visiting and can be accessed by bus/train? According to Google maps, there doesn't appear to be a lot in the area.
- Is some sort of tour required to really benefit from being in this area? We certainly don't want to miss out on something fabulous, especially because for the rest of our cruise, we will be primarily in cities and won't be taking any trips into the countryside.
Thanks so much for your help!