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.

Rowanlea Cottage ref: 29886

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£395-£974

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3 star rating
Rowanlea Cottage
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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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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock View ref: 23994

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£324-£1019

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3 star rating
Lock View makes the perfect base for enjoying the village amenities and also for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dochgarroch Cottage ref: CC511466

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£526-£887

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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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

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

£319-£749

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dalreach ref: 9337

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£878

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Dalreach, a bright renovated highland cottage, sits peacefully and secluded in the hills high above Drumnadrochi.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Holm Lodge ref: SSAG

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1389-£2713

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4 star rating
This property is an ideal base for large families or groups to discover the wonders of Loch Ness and Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Urquhart Mill ref: CC511334

near Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£774-£939

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4 star rating
Spacious single storey detached house built on the site of an old historic mill 6 miles from Dingwall
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Woodpecker Cottage ref: 23492

North Kessock, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£319-£668

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3 star rating
This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Ardgarry ref: CC511365

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1299-£1769

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Spacious stone house for 9 in 6 bedrooms situated in a central yet peaceful location in the heart of the Highland capital, Inverness
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
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The Sea Lodge ref: UK5032

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

£439-£881

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

Ceannacroc, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£355-£893

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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
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat ref: UK5004

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£688

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4 star rating
A detached cottage complete with wood burner and private garden within the Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Brewer’s Cottage ref: W41330

Tomich, near Cannich, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£274-£633

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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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Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage ref: CC511447

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£355-£634

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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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Driftwood ref: 26167

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£789

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This cosy detached holiday cottage nestling on the hillside above the shores of Loch Ness makes a delightful base for exploring the area
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI