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.

Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£947
4 star rating
Skye Fall
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Skye Fall, a rurally located holiday apartment, makes a perfect touring base from which to explore Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore Wynd ref: UK5050

Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£489-£670
3 star rating
A cosy house offering accommodation over two floors in the docking port of Invergordon, approximately 25 miles from the Highland capital, Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£429-£899
4 star rating
Enjoy a wonderful seaside holiday at this property, located just 500 yards away from the beach and the local amenities of Nairn.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

River View ref: CC511409

Foyers, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£391-£849
3 star rating
Sitting by Loch Ness, on the edge of the village of Foyers this three bedroomed property is ideal for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eagle’s Nest ref: 18177

Glaick of Kessock, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£244-£692
3 star rating
With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock Side ref: 23993

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£280-£974
3 star rating
Beautifully presented Lock Side, lies in the heart of Fort Augustus and looks out over the locks of the Caledonian Canal.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage ref: CC511447

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£305-£631
3 star rating
Located only a few miles away from the popular town of Beauly, this holiday property is ideally located to discover all that the area has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thistle Cottage ref: W41845

Cullicudden, Black Isle, Northern Highlands

£283-£865
4 star rating
Surrounded by stunning views, this detached house is wonderfully placed to explore the northern Highlands. Outdoor activities within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seashell Cottage ref: W41727

Fishertown, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£278-£532
3 star rating
This charming former fisherman’s cottage is set in the heart of Fishertown which forms part of the bustling town of Nairn.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Strath View ref: UK5246

Cannich, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£259-£654
3 star rating
Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed close to this little cottage which occupies a rural location near three beautiful glens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craigellachie Cottage ref: W43088

Wester Galcantray, near Cawdor, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£294-£803
3 star rating
This detached holiday cottage is a great base for keen golfers, with Castle Stuart Golf Links only 2 miles away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Temple House West ref: 29156

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£337-£560
3 star rating
With wonderful views over Loch Ness, this holiday apartment is ideal for walkers, with the Great Glen Way being close by.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hill View ref: UK5105

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£427-£1075
4 star rating
Just a short walk from the banks of Loch Ness in the Northern Highlands, Hill View provides peaceful, warm and homely accommodation for families of 6.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Crombie Cottage ref: CC511357

Marybank near Muir of Ord, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£284-£604
3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow for 4 set back from the road and enjoying incredible views to the Wyvis mountain range
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

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

£315-£730
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
  • Changeover
    SAT