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Set high above Inverness, the thriving capital city of the Highlands, The Parks creates an open, attractive living space with spectacular views towards the Black Isle, and easy access to all the attractions of city life and the busy commercial centre. It’s also within walking distance of the new city park, Inshes Retail Park and good schools, with Raigmore Hospital close by. The A9 is a short distance away, offering fast, easy access to the north, the south, and Inverness Airport.

Inverness delivers a lively mix of rich cultural heritage, entertainments, excellent restaurants and great shopping, with growing business and retail parks on the outskirts. Nearby attractions include world-class golf courses, cycling trails, ancient castles and forest walks. On short trips further afield, you can enjoy the scenery and some monster-spotting at Loch Ness, the white sand beaches and dolphin colonies of the Moray Firth, and the pretty Victorian seaside resort of Nairn.

Transport

The Parks development is located between the Wester Inshes and Milton of Leys areas of Inverness, at a highly desirable and popular suburb on the southern outskirts of the Highland capital, just off the main A9 Perth to Inverness trunk road. It is set on high ground with stunning views of the Moray Firth.

Distance to Inverness City Centre: 3 miles

Air: Inverness Airport (11 miles)

Rail: Inverness Railway Station (4 miles). Services run to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Aberdeen, Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh. Inverness is also connected to London by the Caledonian Sleeper.

Bus: Stagecoach runs a regular bus service to and from Inverness City Centre. Buses from Inverness Bus Station run to destinations further afield in Scotland and England.

Education

Primary Education: Milton of Leys Primary School, a new state-of-the-art school which has a breakfast club, after school club, a multi-use games arena comprising a 7-a-side artificial sports pitch available to the school during the day and to the community after 6pm.

Secondary Education: Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness. Millburn Academy is also a new modern building with facilities available to the community in the evenings.

There are childcare facilities nearby at Inshes Retail Park.

Further Education: Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), located on a brand new campus that opened its doors in the summer of 2015 at Beechwood, just down in the road from Milton of Leys.

Health

Doctors

A range of doctors’ surgeries are available in Inverness.

Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, is 2 miles away.

Dentists

A range of dentists are available in Inverness.

Leisure

Restaurants and Bars

Inverness City Centre has a great selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops.

Sports, Leisure and Culture

There are a range of gyms, sports centres and swimming pools in Inverness, including Bannatynes at Inshes Retail Park, DW Sports and Fitness Club at Inverness Retail Park and Inverness Leisure and Aquadome, the largest leisure facility in the Highlands, at Bught Park. The centre includes swimming pools and flumes, a running track, gym and studio, fitness classes, climbing wall and health suite. Inverness Leisure participates in the discounted sports High Life scheme.

Golf is available at Fairways Golf Course, Castleheather, Inverness; Inverness Golf Club at Culcabock Road, Inverness; Castle Stuart Golf Links and Torvean Golf Course, Glenurquart Road, Inverness.

Fishing is available on the River Ness.

Skiing on the Cairngorms and other outdoor pursuits are available at Aviemore, only 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness.

The main theatre in Inverness is Eden Court Theatre, a large theatre, cinema and arts venue close to banks of the River Ness.

Vue Inverness, a seven-screen cinema, is based at Inverness Retail Park.

Attractions

Attractions and areas of interest in the Inverness area include Fort George, a working fort in Ardersier, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle in Drumnadrochit, Inverness Castle, Clava Cairns, Dolphin Cruises on the Moray Firth, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Culloden Moor, Cawdor Castle, The River Ness and Islands and the Caledonian Canal.

Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord and the Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy are two attractions based in the Black Isle. Both are open for visitors to tour.

Other attractions within the wider local area include the child friendly facilities of Robertsons Children’s Farm and Larder in Beauly, and the Highland Museum of Childhood at the Old Station building in Strathpeffer.

Dolphin watching is popular at Chanonry Point at Fortrose.

Shopping

Both Wester Inshes and Milton of Leys have grocery stores, while just down the road is Inshes Retail Park, which features a Tesco superstore, garden centre, stores including Matalan, Deichmann Shoes, Dunelm Mill and Hobby Craft.

Nearby Inverness Retail Park has a range of further big retail names including Next, Homebase, Argos and Outfit.

Inverness City Centre, a short drive away, offers a range of outlets in the Eastgate Centre, Victorian Market, High Street and Old Town.

Opening Hours

  • Monday
    12:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    Closed
  • Wednesday
    Closed
  • Thursday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Friday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:30 - 17:00
*In rare and exceptional circumstances our office hours may vary from the above. Please call ahead before making your journey to ensure a sales representative is available.

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