Inverness hotel helps guests to ‘Stay Happy’ on the North Coast 500

by Catriona Quinn

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018


Niall O Shaughnessy Inverness Jurys Inn - Tourism PR

A LEADING Inverness hotel is citing the North Coast 500 as the cause of huge spike in guest numbers, including travellers from as far as Australia and New Zealand.

Jurys Inn Inverness has seen a 36% increase in non-UK visitors since 2016, as tourists flock to experience all the Highlands has to offer – with the new road trip being number one on their ‘must-do’ list.

The North Coast 500 takes travellers on a 500-mile roadtrip, showcasing some of the country’s best beaches, historic landmarks and rugged Highland landscape.

Established just four years ago, the route has become one of the most famous roadtrips in the world, alongside the renowned Route 66 in the US and Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

It starts in Inverness at the castle, before sweeping up the west coast to Applecross and Ullapool, then across to the UK’s most northerly mainland town, John O’Groats – and back down again via the upper east coast.

Niall O’Shaughnessy, General Manager of Jurys Inn Inverness (pictured above) said: “It’s fantastic that we have visitors coming from all continents to experience the best of the Scottish highlands.

“In the past two years especially, our visitor numbers from the likes of the US and Canada, Australia and Asia have increased significantly – obviously, we can’t say this is entirely due to the North Coast 500 but it has definitely had a positive effect.

“It’s amazing to think people have made a journey of almost 12,000 miles to visit us.

“We’re thrilled that so many are choosing to stay with Jurys Inn Inverness, where we can offer warm, Scottish hospitality to guests before they set off on their adventure.”

The recommended minimum time for completing the North Coast 500 is five-seven days, with most choosing to explore the route by campervan, car or bike.

Niall added: “It has been fantastic for Scottish tourism, particularly in this part of the country away from the busier tourist spots and cities.

“We can’t wait to welcome more guests from the far-reaching corners of the world to Scotland.”

Jurys Inn Inverness has 118 spacious and stylish bedrooms, just a short walk from the city centre.

There is an onsite bar and restaurant, as well as Juvenate health and leisure club, including swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym.

The hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Inverness Airport and offers free public parking.


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