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.

Tourie Lum ref: SXXX

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£484-£1209
4 star rating
Tourie Lum
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Tucked away, this former gamekeeper’s lodge is a good base for enjoying outdoor activities or touring the Moray coast.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pond View ref: UK5258

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£342-£711
3 star rating
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With views across the Aigas golf course and the towering forest beyond this first floor barn conversion is ideal for golfing enthusiasts and those seeking a slower pace of life.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Driftwood ref: 26167

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£789
3 star rating
This cosy detached holiday cottage nestling on the hillside above the shores of Loch Ness makes a delightful base for exploring the area
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Seashell Cottage ref: W41727

Fishertown, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£284-£633
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

The Townhouse ref: W43301

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£469-£1084
3 star rating
Set within walking distance of the city centre of Inverness, The Townhouse offers spacious holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

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

£315-£763
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

Dochgarroch Cottage ref: CC511466

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£526-£887
4 star rating
Surrounded by beauty and with views over the canal this former lock keeper’s cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cedars ref: CC511477

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£427-£891
0 star rating
Explore a lovely part of the Northern Highlands from this two bedroomed property just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - The Larder ref: CC511452

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£285-£634
3 star rating
Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Loch Ness Cottages - Bramble Lodge ref: 29508

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£347-£822
4 star rating
This well-located ground floor lodge with views of Loch Ness provides a cosy touring base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Vatersay Cottage ref: CC511469

Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£490-£860
3 star rating
Overlooking the canal, this detached period property lies in a tranquil spot, but is also close to many family attractions.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover

Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£412-£918
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

Drover’s Rest ref: 29199

Garve, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£307-£678
4 star rating
Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse ref: UKC840

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£979-£2366
5 star rating
Discover this amazing area of Scotland with beaches, lochs, mountains and glens all waiting to be explored.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Brewer’s Cottage ref: W41330

Tomich, near Cannich, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£273-£699
4 star rating
Lying within a large woodland garden on the edge of the conservation village of Tomich, sits The Brewer’s Cottage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT