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.

Snookies Cottage ref: 29360

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£695

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3 star rating
Snookies Cottage
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Being over 300 years old, this historic cottage is the perfect base to explore the Highlands, with mountain biking, walking the Great Glen, or a stroll along forest trails.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Viewhill Villa ref: UK5605

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£399-£1065

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3 star rating
Right in the heart of Inverness, this villa is within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. Loch Ness is also a short drive away.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Kirk House ref: UKC2446

Garve, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£648-£1473

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4 star rating
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This beautifully restored church lies amidst rolling hills and lush countryside in the stunning northern Highlands of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Dovecote ref: CC511154

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

£429-£874

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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
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The Townhouse ref: W43301

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£469-£1043

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3 star rating
Set within walking distance of the city centre of Inverness, The Townhouse offers spacious holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Willows ref: CC511475

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£359-£903

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0 star rating
A two bedroomed property finished to an excellent standard just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Farr From The Madding Crowd ref: UK5537

Farr, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£630

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3 star rating
This is a great base for exploring the area, with historic sites, castles, whisky trails and boat trips all within an easy drive.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Sea Lodge ref: UK5032

North Kessock, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£589-£827

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3 star rating
The Sea Lodge is fittingly named; a homely residence just yards from the beach and the sea.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Sunart ref: UK5211

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£838-£1288

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3 star rating
Try a spot of Nessie watching with Loch Ness just 9 miles from this lovely bungalow, or shopping in Inverness with its variety of shops and museums.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Little Green Cottage ref: UK5450

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£739-£1689

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3 star rating
Nestled on the shores of Loch Ness, this cosy cottage is ideal for a spot of Nessie hunting or a boat trip for dolphin watching.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage ref: 26694

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£389-£821

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4 star rating
Bright apartment with lovely views over the countryside and an ideal base for exploring the highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Temple House West ref: 29156

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£349-£570

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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.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Holly Cottage ref: W8304

Gorstan, near Garve, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£336-£782

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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
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Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage ref: SXXS

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£633-£1133

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5 star rating
Nestling against a wooded backdrop, this cottage is on one level and is only minutes from the centre of Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage ref: CC511447

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£292-£640

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3 star rating
Located only a few miles away from the popular town of Beauly, this holiday property is ideally located to discover all that the area has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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