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.

Old Net Store ref: UK5305

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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3 star rating
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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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Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge ref: SYYB

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£633-£1133

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5 star rating
Close to Inverness, this cottage is great for touring or enjoying golf and fishing whilst on holiday.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Dochgarroch Cottage ref: CC511466

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£901

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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.
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    4
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    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-£1985

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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.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    5
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 30828

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£279-£821

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3 star rating
This property is an ideal base for a seaside holiday in the Highlands, located just 500 yards from the beach.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

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

£269-£718

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3 star rating
Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Glenloch Cottage ref: 23538

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£273-£825

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3 star rating
Located in the small village of Drumnadrochit is this delightful, tastefully furnished cottage, close to Loch Ness.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Vatersay Cottage ref: CC511469

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

£0-£860

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3 star rating
Overlooking the canal, this detached period property lies in a tranquil spot, but is also close to many family attractions.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Waterfall Cottage ref: W43232

Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£768

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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
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    1
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Ness Castle Estate - River Lodge ref: SYYA

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£3211-£4078

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5 star rating
Perfect for larger groups, you can enjoy the great outdoors whilst staying at this wonderful lodge.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    7
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Rowan Chalet ref: W2112

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

£242-£575

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2 star rating
Rowan Chalet sits in 6 acres of secluded grounds, with magnificent views over the Glen, from cosy accommodation.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Brewer’s Cottage ref: W41330

Tomich, near Cannich, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£663

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4 star rating
Lying within a large woodland garden on the edge of the conservation village of Tomich, sits The Brewer’s Cottage.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wester Croachy Cottage ref: 70228

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£325-£749

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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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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

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

£329-£729

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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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Redburn Steading ref: CC512034

Belivat, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£368-£934

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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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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