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Achnagairn Estate
Kirkhill, Inverness-shire
IV5 7PD, United Kingdom
+44 1463 831878
perfect-manors.com/achnagairn-estate

By Air

Inverness Airport (INV)

For our out of town guests, fly into Inverness Airport (airport code INV). Let us know when your flight lands and we will do our best to arrange for pick up. The airport is at Dalcross, 10 miles east of the city and 17 miles from the venue, off the A96 towards Aberdeen.

There are regular connecting flights from London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Amsterdam, Manchester, Orkney, Dublin, Belfast and others. Note that the Dublin airport offers a pre- clearance facility for US bound customers for your return flight.

Airlines flying into Inverness: British Airways, American Airlines, Delta, KLM, Logainair, United, EasyJet

FIND FLIGHTS

By Car

For those in the U.K. or for those who were bold enough to rent a car and drive on the other side of the road, Inverness can be reached by car from:

From the East (Aberdeen): A96
From the South (Glasgow/Edinburgh): A9
From the West (Fort William): A82

Once you reach Inverness, make your way on to A862 heading West for about 12km. The estate will be on your right. Achnagairn has on site parking.

GET DIRECTIONS

By Bus

Inverness Bus Station

The cheapest way to travel to Inverness. This will generally take a little longer than getting there by train or plane, and the standard of service may vary. Megabus offers some great deals from Edinburgh (3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours) and Glasgow (3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours). You can also use City Link Gold, a premium coach service available on specific routes.

  • Aberdeen £12.50, 3.5 hours, hourly
  • Aviemore £9.80, 45 minutes, eight daily
  • Edinburgh £30, 3.5 to 4.5 hours, hourly
  • Fort William £11.20, 2 hours, five daily
  • Glasgow £30, 3.5 to 4.5 hours, hourly
  • London £30, 13 hours, one daily
  • Portree £25, 3.25 hours, three daily
  • Thurso £19, 3 hours, three to five daily
  • Ullapool £12.80, 1.5 hours, two daily except Sunday


If you book early enough, Megabus has fares from as little as £1 to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and £10 to and from London.

BOOK A BUS

By Train

Inverness Railway Station

The public train system is great for getting around Scotland. This would be a nice way to take in the scenery of the Highlands. Please see the Trainline or ScotRail for more details. If you book your tickets in advance, you can get a substantial discounts. If you wait, prices will shoot up. This applies to most train tickets in Scotland so book your tickets sooner than later!

  • Aberdeen £27, 2.25 hours, eight daily
  • Edinburgh £41, 3.5 hours, eight daily
  • Glasgow £41, 3.5 hours, eight daily
  • Kyle of Lochalsh £22, 3.5 hours, four daily scenic rides
  • London £100, 8-9 hours, one daily
  • Wick £19, 4.5 hours, four daily

If you're up for an adventure, the Caledonian Sleeper is an overnight rail leaves London daily at 9:15 PM daily and arrives in Inverness at 8:30 the next morning.



BOOK TRAIN


Accommodation

Accomodations

The hotel has twenty-four rooms as well as additional mini-manors on premise. Because there is plenty of room for everyone, we would love for you to stay on the estate during our celebration.

Achnagairn has a rate of £75 per night. To book a room, please call at +44 1463 831878, or email them at reservations@perfect-manors.com. Please mention you are part of the Jacoby/Semple wedding, and will receive the wedding rate.

If you have any needs or requests, please let us know! We will do our best to make it happen.


Inverness

Inverness is one of Britain's fastest growing towns and is considered the capital of the Highlands. It is located along the River Ness at the northern end of Great Glen. In summer, it overflows with visitors intent on monster hunting at nearby Loch Noss. Inverness was probably founded by King David in the 12th century, but thanks to its often violent history few buildings of real age or historical significance have survived – much of the older part of the city dates from the period following the completion of the Caledonian Canal in 1822. The broad and shallow River Ness, famed for its salmon fishing, runs through the heart of the city.

Weather

Weather averages from low of 50℉ (10℃) to 65℉ (18℃) in July. July is the least rainy month, however we're still likely to see some showers during our stay as that's the nature of Scotland. Dress accordingly!

Also, the sun rises around 4:45 AM and doesn't set until around 10:00 PM.

Logistics

Some countries require that your passport be valid for a fixed number of months from the traveler's date of entry. The U.K. is not one of those countries. However, if you plan on travelling elsewhere, please check if that country has such requirements and ensure your passport is valid.

The U.K. does not require an International Driver's Permit. Similar to passport validity though, if you're travelling elsewhere and plan on renting a vehicle, check to make sure if you need an IDP.

Things to Do Around Town

Monster Hunting

Loch Ness is the largest body of fresh water by volume in Britain. In it, you may be able to find "Nessie," the Loch Ness Monster.

Explore the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is Scotland's answer to Route 66. The route is a circuitous scenic 516-mile trip around the breath-taking coast and through must-visit destinations. Inverness is the starting point for the route.

Drink Some Scotch

There are a few distilleries in town where you can sample some award winning whiskies. The Tomatin Distillery and Glen Ord Distillery are recommended. You can also check out the Hootananny Ceilidh Bar for a good time.

Explore Castles and Ruins

There's a lot of historical sites to be explored around Inverness.

  • Inverness Castle
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Wardlaw Mausoleum
  • Beauly Priory Ruin
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Brahan Seer Plaque
  • John Cobb Memorial Cairn


If you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach out to us at jillhsemple@gmail.com.