The Columba Hotel, built in 1881, is in the heart of the Highlands city of Inverness with enviable views over the River Ness and up to Inverness Castle. There are 82 en suite bedrooms including a deluxe suite, many with river and castle views, restaurant and bar.
The city has a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, as well as fascinating shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning Eastgate centre.
Take a stroll to Inverness Castle or St Andrew's Cathedral, set alongside the River Ness, one of Britain's most beautiful riverside settings. There is a circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands and you can watch anglers trying to catch Atlantic salmon - or try it yourself with a daily ticket. There are forest walks and views of the Moray Firth from Craig Phadrig, the hill that towers over the city.