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.

Driftwood ref: 26167

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£789

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3 star rating
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This cosy detached holiday cottage nestling on the hillside above the shores of Loch Ness makes a delightful base for exploring the area
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Eldoret ref: UK5333

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£744-£1803

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4 star rating
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Highlands and yet only a few minutes away from Inverness and all its amenities.
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    7
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Woodpecker Cottage ref: 23492

North Kessock, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£319-£692

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3 star rating
This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse ref: UKC840

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1258-£2438

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5 star rating
Discover this amazing area of Scotland with beaches, lochs, mountains and glens all waiting to be explored.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Primrose Cottage ref: SCCH

Glenmoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£987-£1069

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4 star rating
Enjoy breathtaking views over Loch Ness from this property - an ideal Highland holiday base.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage ref: CC511449

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£342-£558

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3 star rating
Sleeping a maximum of seven guests, this wonderful holiday property is a fantastic base for taking a Highland family holiday.
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    7
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£291-£654

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3 star rating
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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Aspen Chalet ref: W2111

Glenmoriston, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£278-£577

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2 star rating
Ideally based for exploring the western Highlands, Aspen Chalet is perfect for walking, fishing and bird watching.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Laird’s Wing ref: 29843

Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£2005-£2005

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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.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: CC511450

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£393-£756

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4 star rating
If you are looking to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Scotland in a tranquil location, then this is the place, located just a few miles away from Beauly.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£442-£962

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Red Kite House ref: 29238

Jamestown, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£380-£1066

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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.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Culcharry Cottage ref: B5829

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£887

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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.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dhuallow ref: UTF

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£454-£1248

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4 star rating
Dhuallow lies amid the glorious Highland countryside, with dramatic mountainous scenery and amongst a 350-acre estate.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Waterfall Cottage ref: W43232

Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£322-£736

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3 star rating
Waterfall Cottage enjoys a decked balcony to enjoy breakfast on and ensures a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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