19 Ardconnel St, Inverness IV2 3EU
The Crown Hotel Guesthouse is located in a quite area on Ardconnel Street, just a 2 minutes walk from the city centre. At the high street simply follow along Englis street, and climb up the Market Brae steps to reach us.
Directions by foot
From the Bus or Train Stations
Exit the stations by the Academy Street exits and turn left onto Academy Street. Proceed towards the Marks and Spencer store and, at the pedestrian crossing at its entrance (about 150 yards along) cross Academy Street. Bearing right; proceed along Ingles street (pedestrians only) for about 200 yards. At the end of Ingles street there is a flight of steps (Market Brae Steps) immediately facing you between 2 Commercial Banks. Proceed to the top and carry straight on about 200 yards and the Crown Hotel Guesthouse is on your left. Should take about 5 minutes on foot. From the Castle
Great Glen Way walkers should walk from the end of the GGW at Inverness Castle onto Castle Street and down towards the High Street. Just before 'MacDonalds' there is a set of pedestrian steps called the Raining Stairs. Go up these (6 flights) cross the Council Car park and you are now on Ardconnel Street. Turn right and the Crown Hotel Guesthouse is 50 yards on your left hand side. This is less than a 5 minute walk from the Castle.
Directions by Car
From the North
Cross the Kessock Bridge just outside Inverness. Go straight on at the roundabout and stay in the left hand lane. After just under a mile, take the first exit. At the roundabout follow signs to "Town Centre" take the 4th exit on the left onto Millburn Road, a dual carriageway. Follow this road until you see the "Eastgate Centre". You will come to a small underpass beneath the centre. At this stage, be in the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights. Go up the hill and follow the road to a small mini roundabout. Turn right onto "Crown Circus" and follow the road until you come to a junction with a Church on the left. Go straight across onto Charles Street. This is a narrow road with parked cars so take care. At the end of the road turn left and we are 100 yards along on the left.
From the South
Approaching Inverness from the A9. About 2 or 3 miles outside the city there is a Tourist Information Centre on your left. Proceed from there until you pass under a flyover. Follow signs to Kingsmills. Move to the left hand lane and prepare to leave the dual carriageway about 500 yards beyond flyover. This is the first left after the flyover and the sign indicates "Raigmore Hospital, Police, Culcabock, Kingsmills etc."
Proceed to the roundabout (about 600 yards), go round and take the last exit (5th) in effect turning right. Sign indicates "Raigmore Hospital, Culcabock, Kingsmills etc."
Proceed to the next set of traffic lights staying in the left hand lane (Raigmore Hospital building should now be on your right). Go straight on through the lights and proceed to a mini roundabout (500 yards). At the roundabout go straight on, bearing slightly left.
Pass Inverness Golf Club on the left and turn right at the next set of traffic lights. (600 yards). Proceed on this road to the next set of lights (900 yards). Go straight on and take the 3rd road on the left, (Charles Street) opposite a church.
Go to the end of Charles Street (narrow road with parked cars) and turn left.
You should now be on Ardconnel Street and the Crown is about 100 yards along on the left.
From the East (Inverness Airport)
To drive to the Crown Guesthouse from the A96 follow signs to Inverness Town/City Centre.
At the main roundabout "Raigmore Interchange" take the 3rd road on the left (which is actually the 2nd exit.) Then carry on through a smaller roundabout (use the left hand lane).
Go straight on now until you pass a "Morrisons" store on the right hand side. The Eastgate Centre will be facing you ahead. Take care not to drive into its car park on the left.
On reaching an underpass move to the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights beyond. Carry on up the hill and turn right at the mini roundabout. Follow the road until you come to a junction and see a church on your left. At the junction, cross straight over onto "Charles Street" and proceed to the end of the road. Turn left onto Ardconnel Street and the Crown is about 100 yards along on your left. Take particular care on Charles Street as this is a narrow road.
From the West (Loch Ness/Fort William/Oban)
On reaching Inverness from the A82 follow the road to the first set of traffic lights. You should be in the right hand lane at these lights. Still in the right hand lane proceed to the next set of lights. Through these lights you should be crossing the river. Stay in the right hand lane and leave the bridge going straight on. Follow the road for about half a mile to the next set of traffic lights. The Castle will be on your right. Be in the left hand lane at these lights. Go up the hill for about 150 yards and bear left onto Old Edinburgh Road. After about a 100 yards, take the first left (narrow road) Mitchell's Lane and go to the end and turn left. This is a narrow and tight corner, so take care here. Go to the end of the road and turn right. You are now on Ardconnel Street and we are about 300 yards along on the right.