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.

Beaufort Cottages - The Larder ref: CC511452

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£652

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3 star rating
Beaufort Cottages - The Larder
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Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
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Seashore ref: UK5777

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£373-£839

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4 star rating
This property is ideally located for a family hoiday in the Northern Highlands with stunning scenery, many attractions and activities nearby.
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    2
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The Stag and Coo ref: UK5543

Dingwall, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£439-£950

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4 star rating
History lovers will find plenty of attractions close to this bungalow, including Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Brodie Castle.
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The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock View ref: 23994

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£293-£998

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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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    2
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Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy ref: CC511451

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£564

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3 star rating
This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions.
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Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage ref: CC511448

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£364-£909

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3 star rating
Take a stroll around the 50 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds surrounding this property, located on the Beaufort Estate.
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    3
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Dove Cottage ref: UK5033

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£474-£1109

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4 star rating
Offering a wood burner and beautifully presented accommodation, this former fisherman’s cottage lies a short walk from the beach, marina, shops and restaurants.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: CC511450

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£424-£1219

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4 star rating
If you are looking to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Scotland in a tranquil location, then this is the place, located just a few miles away from Beauly.
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Bobbin Mill Cottage ref: UK5477

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£374-£967

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3 star rating
A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Bobbin Mill Cottage. Explore Loch Ness, Inverness, the Whisky Trail and more!
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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

£1343-£2885

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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
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge ref: SYYB

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£633-£1168

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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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Roe Deer Cottage ref: UK5916

Broallan, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£481-£1227

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Whether enjoying the many outdoor activities, touring the Moray coast or visiting historic sites, this cottage has access to it all!
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Riverside Cottage ref: UK5624

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

£290-£658

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3 star rating
This delightful cottage is the ideal choice for a romantic break in the amazing Highlands of Scotland.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Rowanlea Cottage ref: 29886

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£347-£1008

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3 star rating
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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Dhuallow ref: UTF

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£413-£1274

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4 star rating
Dhuallow lies amid the glorious Highland countryside, with dramatic mountainous scenery and amongst a 350-acre estate.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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