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.

Bramble Cottage ref: UK5104

Ardendrain, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£650
3 star rating
Bramble Cottage
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This lovely detached cottage is in the hills above the pretty village of Kiltarlity, enjoying some lovely views to the front.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Second Fiddle ref: CC511373

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

£353-£698
3 star rating
Fantastic hideaway for couples situated in the centre of the pretty village of Drumnadrochit.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ard Garraidh ref: CC511167

Ardersier, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£437-£899
3 star rating
Ard Garraidh is a delightful modern attached cottage set in an idyllic location yet only 15 minutes from Inverness. 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Dairy ref: UK5260

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£297-£815
3 star rating
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Commanding expansive views of the on-site golf course and surrounding woodland this is the perfect place to stay and play golf, explore or simply relax.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodpecker Cottage ref: 23492

North Kessock, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£319-£727
3 star rating
This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Glen View ref: SJJW

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£516-£1252
4 star rating
This apartment is situated within the former St Benedict’s Abbey, within 20 acres of grounds, located at the southern tip of Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Antlers ref: 30837

Cawdor, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£679-£1118
4 star rating
Boasting a cosy woodburner, this semi-detached property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Just 13 miles from Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cobblers ref: CC511246

Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£624
0 star rating
Spacious apartment occupying two floors overlooking the pretty Highland village of Beauly.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Dovecote ref: CC511154

Evanton, Ross-shire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£414-£874
3 star rating
Superb barn conversion situated on a quiet lane within the Ross-shire countryside
 
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bona Lighthouse ref: CC511464

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£704-£1610
4 star rating
Set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, enjoy this lovely holiday property with views of Loch Ness from nearly every room.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ferry House ref: W43160

By Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£394-£850
3 star rating
With direct access to the River Beauly, Ferry House, a detached holiday home, makes a super base for exploring the Northern Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Holly Cottage ref: W8304

Gorstan, near Garve, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£333-£782
4 star rating
Close to local amenities and in a village setting, this is an ideal base for touring the highlands.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh-na-Abhain ref: W41506

Glenmoriston, near Invermoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£297-£742
4 star rating
This detached bungalow enjoys wonderful open views of the wooded hills of this peaceful glen, in the heart of Glenmoriston.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge ref: CC511446

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£700
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

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

£319-£749
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT