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.

The Hay Lodge ref: W43043

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£306-£715
4 star rating
The Hay Lodge
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This delightful, self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house in Nairn.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Foxhole Farm Cottage ref: CC511474

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£1062
0 star rating
A peaceful area from which to base yourself for an active holiday in the Highlands or relaxing in this tranquil area, close to Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Snookies Cottage ref: 29360

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£311-£687
3 star rating
Being over 300 years old, this historic cottage is the perfect base to explore the Highlands, with mountain biking, walking the Great Glen, or a stroll along forest trails.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Aspen Chalet ref: W2111

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

£287-£602
2 star rating
Ideally based for exploring the western Highlands, Aspen Chalet is perfect for walking, fishing and bird watching.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sandcastles ref: CC511462

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£415-£909
4 star rating
Enjoying a peaceful yet central setting, Sandcastles has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beagan Bothan ref: S4475

Kiltarlity, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0
3 star rating
Comfortable cottage just yards from River Beauly and backed by historic woodlands, scenic walks, and fly fishing close by.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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The Dell ref: 27212

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£528-£1167
4 star rating
Walk along the Great Glen Way, visit Loch Ness or meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal from this property.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Tigh Na Mara ref: CC511262

Fortrose, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£376-£1039
3 star rating
In the seaside town of Fortrose on the Black Isle with panoramic seascape views across the Moray Firth
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Achagour Cottage ref: CC511214

Glenferness, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£874
3 star rating
Beautifully presented detached cottage adjoining trout fishery where visitors are offered preferential rates
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Woodside Cottage ref: S4105

Loch Ness-Side, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£430-£784
5 star rating
Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    2
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Little Knapp ref: UK5085

Littlemill, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£303-£650
3 star rating
Less than 5 miles from the popular town of Nairn and the sea, Little Knapp occupies an ideal location in the quiet village of Littlemill.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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A Wee Gem ref: UK5229

Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£335-£744
3 star rating
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A quietly situated semi-detached cottage just 3½ miles from Forres, which boasts a castle, impressive gardens and many cultural events.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sandy Beach ref: W43205

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£432-£1211
3 star rating
Sandy Beach is close by to Nairn, the lovely seaside resort with stunning sandy beaches with Moray Firth dolphins.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage ref: CC511447

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£355-£634
3 star rating
Located only a few miles away from the popular town of Beauly, this holiday property is ideally located to discover all that the area has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wester Croachy Cottage ref: 70228

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£319-£749
3 star rating
This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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