Several islands fork the course of the River Ness and are connected to the city by various bridges. You can walk along the riverbank and choose one of the islands for a picnic. In the Tropical House, there are plants and flowers from countries of the southern hemisphere, like coffee plants, pineapple, bananas, orchids, etc.
The Cathedral, where the important ceremonies occur, overlooks the River Ness's banks. One of the largest used bookstores in Scotland, it has over 100,000 books. If you love books and used bookstores, you will want to spend hours looking for rare and unobtainable books.