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.

Burns Cottage ref: UZM

Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£308-£980
4 star rating
Burns Cottage
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Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge ref: SYYB

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£559-£1076
5 star rating
Close to Inverness, this cottage is great for touring or enjoying golf and fishing whilst on holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heronwood House ref: CC511369

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£356-£934
4 star rating
Detached Victorian stone-built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tomnahurich Bridge House ref: CC511463

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£489-£813
4 star rating
Located on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, yet one mile away from Inverness city centre, this property is the ideal touring base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore Wynd ref: UK5050

Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£489-£702
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

Badgers Den ref: 30499

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£249-£543
3 star rating
This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Forest Lodge ref: 29276

Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£369-£709
4 star rating
Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy ref: CC511451

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£285-£636
3 star rating
This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodland Cottage ref: UK5311

Easter Galcantray, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£929-£929
3 star rating
New!
This lovely cottage in the Scottish Highlands is perfect for a relaxing holiday, or to explore the surrounding area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Post Office House ref: CC511250

Artafallie, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624
3 star rating
Charming cottage in a rural setting yet only 3 miles from Inverness
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Little Forest Cottage ref: 19471

Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£331-£735
3 star rating
This holiday property is located 2 miles away from Fort Augustus, which is situated on the edge of Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Strath View ref: UK5246

Cannich, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£309-£682
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

Coach House ref: UK5257

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£375-£815
3 star rating
New!
Located by a 9-hole golf course and just 15 miles from the Highland capital of Inverness with Loch Ness and Glen Affric both within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£972
4 star rating
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

Old Net Store ref: UK5305

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£379-£807
3 star rating
New!
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT