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.

Tigh-na-Abhain ref: W41506

Glenmoriston, near Invermoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£297-£736

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4 star rating
Tigh-na-Abhain
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This detached bungalow enjoys wonderful open views of the wooded hills of this peaceful glen, in the heart of Glenmoriston.
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Squirrel Cottage ref: W42887

North Kessock, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£863

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3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage nestles amongst the trees of Ord Hill above North Kessock and is a short drive from Inverness.
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A Wee Gem ref: UK5229

Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£335-£779

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3 star rating
A quietly situated semi-detached cottage just 3½ miles from Forres, which boasts a castle, impressive gardens and many cultural events.
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Ladybird Cottage ref: 29327

Scaniport, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£471-£1404

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5 star rating
This property enjoys a peaceful, wooded setting on the outskirts of Inverness, just 4 miles away from Loch Ness.
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Eldoret ref: UK5333

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£744-£1803

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4 star rating
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Highlands and yet only a few minutes away from Inverness and all its amenities.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Primrose Cottage ref: SCCH

Glenmoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£987-£1069

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4 star rating
Enjoy breathtaking views over Loch Ness from this property - an ideal Highland holiday base.
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    3
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    2
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Old Dairy ref: UK5260

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£363-£854

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3 star rating
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.
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    2
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Burns Cottage ref: UZM

Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£357-£933

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4 star rating
Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness.
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Bluebells ref: W43156

Blairninich, nr, Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£371-£898

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with enclosed garden, great for exploring the area, with forest trails, mountain biking and golf courses all nearby.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Little Knapp ref: UK5085

Littlemill, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£303-£675

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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.
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    1
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Tigh Na Mara ref: CC511262

Fortrose, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£376-£1039

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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
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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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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    1
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    2
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    1
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Bona Lighthouse ref: CC511464

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£704-£1610

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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.
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    1
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    2
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    2
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Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£291-£654

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3 star rating
Relax and unwind with beautiful views and a stunning setting. Fantastic to do as much or as little as you like.
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    2
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    2
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Laggan Bridge Cottage ref: CC511470

Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£451-£755

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4 star rating
With Loch Oich literally on the doorstep you can watch boats sailing by or fish from the comfort of the garden!
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