Inverness


Voyages & Images, a photographic guide 

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands in Scotland and is situated in the north of the Great Glen in a region which is inhabited since the fourth century BC.

Inverness was the first city of an itinerary made in the United Kingdom in June 2008. The center of the city is small and can be explored by foot.

Pedestrian suspension bridges link the banks of River Ness which crosses the city. One of the landmarks of the city, the Inverness Castle was built in the 19th century. It houses justice courts and government offices.

From the top of the castle hill we can see beautiful views of the city. Below, to the right, an image of Inverness cathedral, dedicated to St. Andrews.

 

 

A stroll by the river is a pleasant experience and it allows the visitor to capture nice images like the suspension bridges, the façade of St. Andrews cathedral and bucolic Victorian constructions.

 

 

 

The famous Loch Ness, close to Inverness, and the also famous Loch Ness monster - Nessie - attract a lot of visitors. Situated along the Great Glen, the lake is 39 km long and 1,6 km large on its widest part.

The ruins of the Urquhart castle, strategically located on a hill beside the Lock Ness. The castle, which started to be built in the 13th century, has already been dominated by Scottish clans, by the English, it has been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times and it was finally abandoned by the end of the 15th century.

You can get great images of Loch Ness from the ruins of the castle. In the summer, it is possible to make a cruise in the lake and appreciate the views.

 

Inverness and the region of Loch Ness offer great opportunities of capturing great images. I believe that many photographers have a hidden desire of being the first to capture the definitive image of Nessie. Although I had my turn, the best image that I could get was the one on the right...