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.

Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£300-£625

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3 star rating
Lum Hat House
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Relax and unwind with beautiful views and a stunning setting. Fantastic to do as much or as little as you like.
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Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£412-£918

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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.
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Thistle Dubh ref: 25865

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£280-£634

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4 star rating
This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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Old Net Store ref: UK5305

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£408-£807

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3 star rating
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This lovely property is situated on the edge of a fishing village on the Black Isle, and is in the perfect location for exploring the Scottish Highlands.
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The Cedars ref: CC511477

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£427-£891

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Explore a lovely part of the Northern Highlands from this two bedroomed property just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
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    2
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Crombie Cottage ref: CC511357

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

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow for 4 set back from the road and enjoying incredible views to the Wyvis mountain range
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    2
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Red Kite House ref: 29238

Jamestown, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£375-£1017

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3 star rating
Enjoy the cosy open fire, or the large garden with sitting-out area, this detached property is perfect for families and friends.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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North Lodge Gate House ref: CC511401

Muir of Ord, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£392-£828

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4 star rating
This holiday property is set in a quiet location and is just a short drive away from Inverness, Loch Ness and the Moray Coast.
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    1
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    2
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Kite View Cottage ref: 29554

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£332-£738

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4 star rating
There are many outdoor activities to enjoy from this property, including watersports, mountain biking and golf.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

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

£319-£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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kajadron ref: UK5190

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£363-£916

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£416-£734

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4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in a quiet and un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Holm Lodge ref: SSAG

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1389-£2713

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4 star rating
This property is an ideal base for large families or groups to discover the wonders of Loch Ness and Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

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

£296-£707

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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.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Culcharry Cottage ref: B5829

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£847

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4 star rating
This attractive and spacious holiday cottage is an ideal base from which to walk Nairn’s miles of sandy beaches.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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