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.

Kite View Cottage ref: 29554

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£332-£738

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4 star rating
Kite View Cottage
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There are many outdoor activities to enjoy from this property, including watersports, mountain biking and golf.
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Culcharry Cottage ref: B5829

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£326-£847

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4 star rating
This attractive and spacious holiday cottage is an ideal base from which to walk Nairn’s miles of sandy beaches.
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    3
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Pond View ref: UK5258

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£336-£711

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3 star rating
With views across the Aigas golf course and the towering forest beyond this first floor barn conversion is ideal for golfing enthusiasts and those seeking a slower pace of life.
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    6
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Ferry House ref: W43160

By Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£405-£819

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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.
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Beagan Bothan ref: S4475

Kiltarlity, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage just yards from River Beauly and backed by historic woodlands, scenic walks, and fly fishing close by.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Little Forest Cottage ref: 19471

Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£331-£735

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3 star rating
This holiday property is located 2 miles away from Fort Augustus, which is situated on the edge of Loch Ness.
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    4
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    1
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    3
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Sandcastles ref: CC511462

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£420-£909

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4 star rating
Enjoying a peaceful yet central setting, Sandcastles has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge ref: SYYM

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£845-£1631

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4 star rating
At this holiday property, guests have access to a steam room and gym, perfect after a day exploring Inverness-shire.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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The Dovecote ref: CC511154

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

£414-£874

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3 star rating
Superb barn conversion situated on a quiet lane within the Ross-shire countryside
 
 
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: CC511450

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£369-£703

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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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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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The Willows ref: CC511475

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£427-£891

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A two bedroomed property finished to an excellent standard just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Coach House ref: UK5257

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£375-£815

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3 star rating
Located by a 9-hole golf course and just 15 miles from the Highland capital of Inverness with Loch Ness and Glen Affric both within easy reach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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River View ref: CC511409

Foyers, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£407-£829

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3 star rating
Sitting by Loch Ness, on the edge of the village of Foyers this three bedroomed property is ideal for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Ardgay ref: 30935

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£313-£672

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3 star rating
Outdoor pursuits and wonderful scenery await visitors to this apartment, which has a canalside setting and is ideal for a touring holiday.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Old Stable ref: UK5259

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£366-£815

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3 star rating
Attractive and comfortable self-catering holiday cottage in a peaceful area abundant in red deer, pine martens and otters.
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