Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Charming historical villages, scenic walks and excellent shopping...

Inverness, Capital of the Highlands lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place which is well-known for its floral displays.

The River Ness provides a key focus within the city, and attractions like the castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre can all be found on its banks; together with some of the city's many shops and restaurants.

Follow the River Ness for long enough and you will end up by the shores of the best known loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster it has become one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit. Explore the visitors centre by the shore and learn the history of this legend. You might even spot this illusive creature for yourself as you stroll the area.

To the East of Inverness is Nairn, rated second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010! But its not surprising because with its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it competes with some of the popular tourist beaches in the south of England. Its unique micro-climate also helps to ensure that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away.

Off shore The Moray Firth is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK and they are often spotted from viewpoints along Nairn's shore. The seafront also hosts an active harbour, with boat owners offering trips to see the resident bottle-nose dolphins or simply to view Nairn from a different angle.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve can be observed inland. Enjoy spotting many species of flora and fauna, as well as birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.

Bluebells ref: W43156

Blairninich, nr, Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£305-£922

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3 star rating
Bluebells
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Comfortable cottage with enclosed garden, great for exploring the area, with forest trails, mountain biking and golf courses all nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£282-£733

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3 star rating
Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ness Castle Estate - Ghillie’s Lodge ref: SYYC

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1046-£2286

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5 star rating
A spacious holiday retreat, not far from Inverness, with river views and opportunities for both relaxing and enjoying the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh na Bruaich ref: CC511406

Auldearn near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£296-£737

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3 star rating
Located just three miles away from Nairn, meander along the Moray Coast and explore the towns and villages of the Northern Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£749

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4 star rating
Located on the southern tip of Loch Ness, this former 18th century English army camp is great for the nearby mountain and forest trails.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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The Dovecote ref: CC511154

Evanton, Ross-shire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£414-£874

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3 star rating
Superb barn conversion situated on a quiet lane within the Ross-shire countryside
 
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Laggan Bridge Cottage ref: CC511470

Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£676

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4 star rating
With Loch Oich literally on the doorstep you can watch boats sailing by or fish from the comfort of the garden!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge ref: CC511446

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£727

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3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the Scottish Highlands and all that it has to offerm whilst being set in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kajadron ref: UK5190

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£918

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3 star rating
Enjoy all the shops and restaurants of Inverness or venture out of the city to explore the wonderful countryside on your doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Hay Lodge ref: W43043

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£715

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4 star rating
This delightful, self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house in Nairn.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drover’s Rest ref: 29199

Garve, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£278-£660

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4 star rating
Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Victoria Cottage ref: UK5455

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£364-£865

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3 star rating
In a perfect location for exploring all this area has to offer, Victoria Cottage has a cosy multi-fuel burner making it ideal for any time of the year.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Laird’s Wing ref: 29843

Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£2064-£3170

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4 star rating
This wing of Brodie Castle is a truly unique holiday property, furnished with antiques and access to the 175 acres of parkland.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Snookies Cottage ref: 29360

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£695

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3 star rating
Being over 300 years old, this historic cottage is the perfect base to explore the Highlands, with mountain biking, walking the Great Glen, or a stroll along forest trails.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beaufort Cottages - The Larder ref: CC511452

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£278-£452

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3 star rating
Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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