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.

Song Bird Cottage ref: W43203

Scaniport, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£404-£942

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4 star rating
Song Bird Cottage
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Song Bird Cottage nestles within beautiful wooded grounds, and provides accommodation that sits on the edge of Inverness.
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    2
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Crombie Cottage ref: CC511357

Marybank near Muir of Ord, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow for 4 set back from the road and enjoying incredible views to the Wyvis mountain range
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    2
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Beach Lane Cottage ref: 30829

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£349-£913

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3 star rating
This property is perfectly suited for everyone! Just a 10-minute walk to the beach and close by to the championship golf course.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock View ref: 23994

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£324-£972

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Loch Ness Cottages - Bramble Lodge ref: 29508

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£354-£861

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4 star rating
This well-located ground floor lodge with views of Loch Ness provides a cosy touring base.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge ref: CC511446

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£340-£734

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3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the Scottish Highlands and all that it has to offerm whilst being set in a tranquil location.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Honey Bee Cottage ref: W42972

Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£355-£835

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3 star rating
Quaint, cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden, ideal for sampling the water at Pump Room and Highland Museum of Childhood.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Temple House West ref: 29156

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£244-£569

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3 star rating
With wonderful views over Loch Ness, this holiday apartment is ideal for walkers, with the Great Glen Way being close by.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Tigh na Bruaich ref: CC511406

Auldearn near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£346-£745

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3 star rating
Located just three miles away from Nairn, meander along the Moray Coast and explore the towns and villages of the Northern Highlands.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Dalreach ref: 9337

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£878

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3 star rating
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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Squirrel Cottage ref: CC511428

Strone, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£438-£863

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3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage has lovely views towards Loch Ness and the hills beyond, there is also the Urquhart Castle nearby.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • 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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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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Dolphin Cottage ref: 30828

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£818

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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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Tigh Beag Dubh ref: UK5453

Contin, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£424-£1019

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Situated in the Northern Highlands, this wonderful property offers the perfect base to explore the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Holm Lodge ref: SSAG

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1514-£2847

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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.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    6
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    6
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