Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Inverness. You may be able to find further references to Inverness in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Inverness a parish Groome
Inverness a market town, a seaport; a royal burgh, the county town of Inverness-shire Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Inverness within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 11
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 10
Samuel Johnson Inverness, Loch Ness and Foyers 8
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 8
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 7
George Head The Caledonian Canal 5
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 5
James Boswell October 23rd to 26th, 1773: Inveraray 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 3
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 3
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 3
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 3
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 2
George Head Up the West Highland Coast 2
Samuel Johnson Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston 2
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 2
James Boswell August 21st to 23rd, 1773: Montrose to Aberdeen 1
James Boswell Sept. 1st to 7th, 1773: Glen Moriston to Skye 1
James Boswell October 3rd to 8th, 1773: Coll 1
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 1
Samuel Johnson Glen Shiel and Glen Elg 1
Samuel Johnson The economy of the islands 1
Thomas Pennant August 18-29: Sutherland and Caithness 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VI: The Life of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Ness 0 3
Clachnaharry 0 2
North Kessock 0 2
Dunain 0 1
Dochgarroch 0 2
Culloden 0 2
Knockbain 0 2
Munlochy 0 2
Daviot 0 3
Kirkhill 0 2
Redcastle 0 2
Killeranan 0 2
Bona 0 2
Avoch 0 2
Kilcoy 0 2
Petty 0 2
Dalcross 0 2
Dunlichity 0 2
Dores 0 2
Black Isle 0 2