Rohan Inverness Outdoor and Travel Clothing
Welcome to Rohan Inverness from Manager Lisa, Deputy Jason, Aneta, Donald, Laura and Emma.
Shop Address: 30-32 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1JT
Shop Phone Number: 01463-238379
Shop Opening Times:
Directions to our shop – Rohan Inverness is on Academy Street which is situated in the centre of what was the the traditional city centre. This was a triangle, bounded by High Street, Church Street and Academy Street. The city has a small compact centre that’s easy to walk around which makes shopping and exploring a dream. Large enough to have everything you need, small enough to be friendly and safe, historic enough to be beautiful.
The Old Town Rose Street Car Park is situated in the centre of Inverness within walking distance of the Inverness Bus Station, Railway Station, city centre and the shopping malls. The main Inverness railway station is almost directly opposite the Academy Street entrance to the the Victorian Market, home to a large number of small shops. Three trunk roads (the A9, A82 and A96) provide access to Aberdeen, Perth, Elgin, Wick, Thurso, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Local Knowledge – Welcome to Inverness (Inbhir Nis) gaelic meaning ‘mouth of the river’, regarded as the capital of and gateway to the Highlands and situated at the head of the Great Glen that runs from Fort William to Inverness. To the south and west lie the big hills in the heart of the Highlands, notably around Glen Affric, which lead to the road to the Isle of Skye and southwards to the Knoydart peninsula, only accessible by foot or boat. West of Inverness the roads head to the mountains of Assynt, Torridon, Loch Maree… the north-west Highlands burst forth with grandeur and beauty. Deep forests, tall cliffs, rugged peaks and rolling seas crash together in an epic landscape. The north coast: Tongue, Cape Wrath, is wild and unspoilt, and is still crofted today. ‘The Flow Country’ that covers much of Caithness and Sutherland is unique, stark, virtually uninhabited( home to much of the clearances) and a superb refuge for wildlife. From the hairpin bends of the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ over the mountains to Applecross to the dolphins at Channery Point off the Black Isle, the North Highlands offers so much to see and do. Recently the North Coast 500 has exploded onto the radar, the route is over 500 miles long and starts and finishes in Inverness. Taking in stunning scenery, castles, beaches of Inverness, Western Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross and the Black Isle, it is now on many peoples bucket list.
South of Inverness lies the Cairngorms National Park, here the hills rise skyward again, containing three of the UK’s highest mountains. Arctic like plateau’s descend into glens of ancient Caledonian forest, one of the last strongholds of the Wildcat, Capercaillie and Red Squirrel. The Cairngorms are home to the UK’s only wild herd of Reindeer, and are an adventure playground for many with both Summer and Winter sports on offer. A wild but vibrant area, it will suit holiday makers and thrill seekers alike.
Locally the area offers plenty to do, with a good range of historic sites such as Culloden battlefield and Cawdor castle, as well as Europe’s best preserved 18th-century fort at Fort George. The sport and activity choice is also wide-ranging and includes cruising on Loch Ness (Nessie, who knows) as well as hill walking, mountain biking, snowsports, climbing, golfing, shooting, canoeing and kayaking. Shopping for Scottish crafts, plus all the nightlife and the cultural programme of Scotland’s most northerly city, are just a few of the other options.
Staff Recommendations – Inverness offers a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants, a few of our favourites are The Mustard Seed and Rocpool on the river side, The Black Isle Bar for stonebaked artisan pizza, La Tortilla Asesina for a little tapas, Aspendos and Scotch and Rye. Lunchtime and coffee, the Archie Foundation café in the Eastagte and the Milk Bar in the Victorian Market for coffee, cakes and ice cream.
Further afield, the Mountain Cafe and The Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore are superb places to eat and drink. Just outside Aviemore is the hidden gem that is the Red Squirrel Cafe at Glenmore, have a coffee, homemade cakes and food, while you watch the birds and Red Squirrels feeding. On the West coast visit the Applecross Inn for seafood, in Gairloch try The Steading Bistro or the Barn at Sands caravan park. If your on Skye, the Isle Ornsay Hotel in Sleat, or the Stein Inn at Waternish. If you are way up North the Kylesku Hotel is also renowed for it’s seafood. On Loch Ness itself, The Dores Inn at Dores, The Loch Ness Inn at Drumnadrochit, and the Bothy Pub in Fort Augustus.
Staff accommodation recommendations – There are many great places to stay throughout the Highlands, here are just a few…
To the South of Inverness, Crubenbeg House 4* b&b, The Dulaig, 5* b&b, Lazy Duck Hostel, recently featured in Wanderlust magazine. Sanger, Kincraig Airbnb.
Around Inverness, Camping Pod Heaven, Abriachan, and Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravan club site.
West Coast, Applecross Inn, Kylesku Hotel, Sands Caravan and Camping, Poolewe Caravan club site.
On Skye, Hazeldean B&B in Colbost, Dunvegan, which is near the famous Three Chimneys.
Far North, The Station and St Clair hotels in Thurso.
East Coast, Sleeperzzz converted train carriages in Rogart.