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.

Seashore ref: UK5777

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£341-£852

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4 star rating
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This property is ideally located for a family hoiday in the Northern Highlands with stunning scenery, many attractions and activities nearby.
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    2
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Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse ref: UKC840

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1979-£1979

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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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Redburn Steading ref: CC512034

Belivat, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£368-£974

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4 star rating
Superbly presented stone barn conversion in the heart of the Highlands and close to many outdoor activities.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy ref: CC511451

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£292-£573

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3 star rating
This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions.
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    2
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Rowanlea Cottage ref: 29886

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£350-£1031

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3 star rating
From this delightful semi-detached bungalow, enjoy a peaceful stroll to the beach or harbour of the former fishing village of Nairn.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge ref: SYYM

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£926-£1879

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4 star rating
At this holiday property, guests have access to a steam room and gym, perfect after a day exploring Inverness-shire.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Old Post Office House ref: CC511250

Artafallie, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£359-£649

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3 star rating
Charming cottage in a rural setting yet only 3 miles from Inverness
 
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

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

£332-£770

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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
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    1
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The Anchor and Chain ref: UK5234

North Kessock, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1315-£2088

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3 star rating
Situated on the banks of the Beauly Firth with spectacular views, The Anchor and Chain is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Wester Croachy Cottage ref: 70228

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£770

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3 star rating
This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tigh-na-Abhain ref: W41506

Glenmoriston, near Invermoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£297-£758

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4 star rating
This detached bungalow enjoys wonderful open views of the wooded hills of this peaceful glen, in the heart of Glenmoriston.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Viewhill Villa ref: UK5605

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£384-£1065

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3 star rating
Right in the heart of Inverness, this villa is within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. Loch Ness is also a short drive away.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Market Street ref: UK5245

Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£424-£752

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4 star rating
This delightful, terraced cottage is nestled in the heart of a bustling Highlands town with all the amenities close by.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Boat House ref: W42272

Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£409-£775

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3 star rating
The Boat House lies just 30 yards from the beach on the Moray Firth, with dolphins, otters, nestling ospreys and falcons all close by.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Woodland Lodges - Ben Klibreck ref: UKC3041

Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£544-£23038

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4 star rating
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Come and relax in the beautiful hot tub at this luxury holiday lodge in the Highlands of Scotland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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