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.

Tides ref: SZZL

Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£409-£892

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Set in the heart of Cromarty and enjoying sea views from the upstairs bedroom, this property makes a magical base to explore the area.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Kite View Cottage ref: 29554

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£332-£773

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There are many outdoor activities to enjoy from this property, including watersports, mountain biking and golf.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Heronwood House ref: CC511369

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£356-£934

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Detached Victorian stone-built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: CC511450

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£393-£756

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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
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Hillview House ref: W43312

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

£727-£1336

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Hillview House boasts spectacular panoramic views over the waters of Moray Firth and the Highland capital city of Inverness.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Laird’s Wing ref: 29843

Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£2005-£2005

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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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The Cedars ref: CC511477

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£407-£934

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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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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock Side ref: 23993

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£324-£968

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Beautifully presented Lock Side, lies in the heart of Fort Augustus and looks out over the locks of the Caledonian Canal.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Sea Lodge ref: UK5032

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

£439-£923

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The Sea Lodge is fittingly named; a homely residence just yards from the beach and the sea.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Laundry Cottage ref: SUUL

Ceannacroc, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£360-£857

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4 star rating
There is free trout fishing and a variety of wildlife surrounding this property, located just yards away from the River Doe.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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The Brewer’s Cottage ref: W41330

Tomich, near Cannich, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£274-£661

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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
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Second Fiddle ref: CC511373

Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£679

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3 star rating
Fantastic hideaway for couples situated in the centre of the pretty village of Drumnadrochit.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tomnahurich Bridge House ref: CC511463

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£469-£852

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Strathnairn ref: CC511489

Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£500-£1126

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A three bedroomed property surrounded by nine acres of birch woodland and enjoying open view towards the Monadhliath mountain range. Just 20 minutes from Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old Net Store ref: UK5305

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£414-£414

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3 star rating
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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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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