MacDougall Clansman Hotel

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The MacDougall Clansman is very conveniently located in the central Old Town area of Inverness, within easy walking distance of the Bus and Railway stations, the River Ness, Inverness Castle, shops, restaurants, cafés, the theatre, tour departure points and the tourist information centre.

Our central location makes us an ideal choice for guests travelling by bus or rail or for those who require a base close to local shops, restaurants, tour departure points or local amenities.

Eden Court theatre, with its choice of two cinema screens, two theatres, restaurant, café bar and exhibition space, is a 15 minute upstream stroll along the banks of the River Ness.

Inverness is the perfect location as a base for exploring the wider Highlands and Islands with excellent bus and rail transport links to the North, South, East and West.  Many tours and daytrips leave from the bus station or from nearby city centre points.


Inverness Railway Station, located around 300m/330yds away, is around five minutes walk from us.  Exit through the main concourse and walk down Union Street, which is directly opposite the station square.  At the end of Union Street turn right onto Church Street and continue.  You will find us towards the end of Church Street on the left hand side, opposite School Lane.


Inverness Bus Station is located at Farraline Park, around 200m/220yds away, and is less than five minutes walk from us. Leave the station by Margaret Street, at the front of the station square and by the booking office.  At the end of Margaret Street turn right onto Academy Street, cross at the pedestrian crossing, continue along Academy Street and turn left onto School Lane.  As soon as your turn onto School Lane you will see the hotel building facing you at the end of the lane.


Caledonian MacBrayne operates passenger and freight ferries between Ullapool and Stornoway on the Isle-of-Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  Buses connect with ferry arrivals and departures and will take you between Ullapool Ferry Terminal and Inverness bus station in no more than 90 minutes.


Inverness Airport has an excellent choice of routes to many destinations throughout the Highlands and Islands.  Wider destinations include Belfast, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham as well as three routes to London including Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.  International routes include Dublin and Amsterdam.

The Jet Airport Bus, route number 11 operated by Stagecoach, will take you from outside the airport terminal to Inverness bus station in around 25 minutes and we are no more than 5 minutes walk from the bus station.

Taxis are available from outside the airport terminal.  A taxi ride to us will take around 15 minutes and will cost approximately £20.00.


To get to us by car, enter Church Street by the north end of the street, via Friar’s Lane.  As you drive up Church Street you will find us on the right hand side, opposite School Lane.


Parking on Church Street in Pay & Display parking bays and in Loading Bays is unrestricted overnight from 6pm until 8am, Monday to Saturday and all day on Sundays.

During the day parking is metered at £1 for one hour or £2 for two hours from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.  Tickets purchased after 6pm will cover the period from 8am the following morning.

Several longer-term parking options are available very nearby to us, with the Old Town Rose Street Car Park being the closest and offering very good value rates tiered up to £7.00 for 24 hours and £5.00 for each subsequent 24 hours or part thereof.

We have limited open-air parking, operating on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, located a short walk away from the hotel, behind our riverside self-catering cottage.

Two Disabled parking bays are located directly outside the hotel. Three further Disabled bays are located nearby. Please ensure that you park in a Disabled parking bay only if you have a valid Blue Badge on display.