Ardconnel House Inverness B&B
Inverness B&B
4 Star Guest House offering Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Inverness

4 stars

Central location - 6 Bedrooms
Credit Cards accepted - No smoking
Ideal for touring the Scottish Highlands
Loch Ness - Castles - Distilleries

Contact: Elaine MacPherson
Ardconnel House
21 Ardconnel Street, Inverness IV2 3EU, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1463 418242

Inverness B&B photo Scotland

Recommended by Lonely Planet
Rick Steves' US Guide to Great Britain TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
2012 - 2019

Featured in The Guardian Bed & Breakfast Directory 2008

Featured in 'Scotland Magazine' (May 2008)

Listed in the Japanese guide
'Chikyu no Arukikata'

Ardconnel House entrance Ardconnel House is an attractive Victorian terraced building offering 4-star quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in 6 guest bedrooms.

Situated in a quiet residential area of central Inverness, it is just a few minutes walk from the castle, museum, railway, shops and river.

Having been in the B&B business for several years, our priority has always been 'customer care'.

A warm friendly welcome to all our guests is assured, whether in Inverness for business or pleasure.

Photo of Inverness From Ardconnel House take a stroll down Castle Street or the steps which both lead directly into the High Street. You are now in the heart of the shopping centre, yards from the railway and bus station, and close to many pubs and restaurants.
Follow the road to the edge of the magnificent River Ness. You can then wander on past the lovely Ness Islands or simply stop and stare at the fast rushing water coming down from Loch Ness. Cross over one of the picturesque little bridges and you can visit the Cathedral, Bught Park and Eden Court Theatre and Cinema. Photo of Inverness Cathedral

After an enjoyable meal and a quiet drink in one of Inverness's many excellent watering-holes, stop and admire the floodlit castle and the river on the way back home to your cosy bedroom at Ardconnel House.

Our 6 well-decorated bedrooms offer guests comfort and relaxation
after a long day travelling or sightseeing.

twin bedroom
  • 2 double ensuite
  • 1 twin ensuite
  • 1 single ensuite
  • 1 single with private facilities
  • 1 triple/family ensuite (king bed & 1 single bed, bathroom with power shower)

Please note that a double room has 1 double bed and is intended for a couple. A twin room has 2 separate single beds.

All rooms have central heating, remote-control colour TV, a radio-alarm clock, a hairdryer and a hospitality tray with tea, coffee and biscuits. Free wireless internet access is available to guests travelling with a lap-top.

Just what you need to make you feel at home!

The Lonely Planet guide recommends our B&B as follows: 'Our independent authors have visited Ardconnel House and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Inverness', adding that it is 'one of our favourites'.

family bedroom

Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast in our spacious dining room, together with a selection of cereals, porridge, fresh fruit, pastries and yogurt.
Breakfast is served between 8am and 9am.

Please be assured we are following all government guidelines during the current Coronavirus pandemic. All rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to a high standard. We will also provide hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes in the rooms.
Our breakfast dining room is large enough to seat guests safely over 2 metres apart, and will be table service only.
We also have an option for a takeaway breakfast pack, including breakfast roll, pastry, yogurt, fruit and fruit juice.


Bed and Breakfast prices per person from £45 to £50 per night.

Sorry - No children under 5 years old

No smoking

You can book online, email us or call us on +44 (0)1463 418242


Credit/debit card details are required to make a reservation.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express.
See booking info below.

If you can't see the dates or room types you are looking for, please email us as we still may be able to help you.


Inverness can be easily reached by car, train or plane. Overnight sleeper trains operate from London Euston Station, and there are regular daytime trains running between London/Edinburgh/Glasgow and Inverness every day. There are also daily flights to/from Inverness Airport. Car rental is available if required.

Should you be arriving in Inverness by car we can usually arrange to park your vehicle on the street or in our garden. The energetic amongst you with bicycles can have them locked away in a shed.

Click here for a street map of our location.

Inverness Castle

What to see and do

The bustling Highland capital, Inverness, plays host to many events throughout the year including music festivals, concerts, piping, Highland Games, etc.

Inverness Castle Viewpoint is open all year (reduced opening times November to March). Climb the 95 steps to see panoramic views from the top of the castle tower. You get a bird's eye view of the city, as well as magnificent views up and down the River Ness and across to Ben Wyvis and the Black Isle.

The Moray Firth Dolphins can be seen in various locations from the shore or from boat trips which operate from Inverness, Nairn and the Black Isle.

Nearby Loch Ness is a popular tourist attraction centred on daily boat trips and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. If you want more than Nessie hunting, then either take the road along the eastern shoreline which is much less travelled or head into the beautiful Glen Affric to the west of Drumnadrochit.

Head further west and you can visit picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton and the Isle of Skye.
Guests without a car can either enjoy a ride on the scenic railway line to Kyle or have a day out by bus or minibus.
WOW Scotland offers 3 different day trips by minibus from Inverness: Isle of Skye (including Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle), Highland & Speyside Explorer (Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Glenlivet distillery, Knockando Woolmill, Ballindalloch Castle) and the Whisky Bus tour of 4 distilleries with several free drams! These tours are popular with guests staying at Ardconnel House.

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Eilean Donan Castle

Castle lovers are spoilt for choice - legendary Cawdor, fairytale Brodie Castle and splendid Ballindalloch are just a few of those you can visit easily on day trips from Inverness.

And if it's distilleries you seek, then there are certainly plenty of those to choose from! Tomatin lies just to the south, Glen Ord to the north and there's also the whole of the Speyside Whisky Trail to explore.

Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns are another must-see close to Inverness. Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books will be familiar with these historic places which have been incorporated into her novels. You can get some ideas about the area and tips on travelling around Scotland from The Romantic Traveller who stayed with us during her trip.
Also useful is the Inverness Outlanders blog which includes a Walking Tour of Inverness City and a page about Places to visit for Outlander Fans In the Inverness Area.

We are getting many guests who enjoy travelling on Scotland's Route 66 - otherwise known as the North Coast 500. This 500-mile route around the north of Scotland covers some of our finest coastal scenery. It starts and ends in Inverness, and is recommended in numerous guide books including the Rough Guides.

We are always very pleased to welcome fans of Rick Steves to Ardconnel House.
Rick was in Inverness in summer 2017.
Here he is pictured with Stacy, one of our guests.

Rick Steves at Inverness Castle

Enquiries and Booking
The reward of running a guest house is having happy people in your home.
Please allow us the pleasure of making your visit to Inverness memorable.

For further information or to make a booking / reservation
please contact us direct:

Elaine MacPherson
Ardconnel House, 21 Ardconnel Street, Inverness IV2 3EU, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1463 418242


Step 1: Check availability via our online calendar:


Step 2: We will confirm your reservation by email.

Please note: Our normal check in period is
from 3.00pm till 7.00pm (other times by arrangement)
Payment can be made on arrival or departure.

Cancellation policy:
If a booking is cancelled less than 7 days before arrival
then a charge equal to the first night of the stay will be made.
If a booking is cancelled less than 2 days before arrival
then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.
In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date)
the full cost of the booking is charged.

Please read our independent reviews on Trip Advisor....


External Links:

Jacobite - Loch Ness cruises and tours
Loch Ness by Jacobite - cruises and tours

Inverness Exclusive Tours 5-star quality private tours from Inverness by local tour guides

Focus car hire in Inverness

More information on Inverness and the Scottish Highlands

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