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 - Mercy Cottage ref: CC511448

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£847
3 star rating
Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage
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Take a stroll around the 50 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds surrounding this property, located on the Beaufort Estate.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rose Cottage ref: UK5109

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£346-£750
3 star rating
This detached cottage is set on the edge of the popular vibrant village of Drumnadrochit, just half a mile from Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Stable ref: UK5259

Aigas, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£297-£815
3 star rating
New!
Attractive and comfortable self-catering holiday cottage in a peaceful area abundant in red deer, pine martens and otters.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eldoret ref: UK5333

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£745-£1771
4 star rating
New!
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Highlands and yet only a few minutes away from Inverness and all its amenities.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ladybird Cottage ref: 29327

Scaniport, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£471-£1432
5 star rating
This property enjoys a peaceful, wooded setting on the outskirts of Inverness, just 4 miles away from Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ardgarry ref: CC511365

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1299-£1769
3 star rating
Spacious stone house for 9 in 6 bedrooms situated in a central yet peaceful location in the heart of the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tsitika Holiday Apartment ref: W40637

Beauly, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£285-£633
4 star rating
Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Squirrel Cottage ref: CC511428

Strone, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£438-£841
3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage has lovely views towards Loch Ness and the hills beyond, there is also the Urquhart Castle nearby.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kajadron ref: UK5190

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£363-£916
3 star rating
Enjoy all the shops and restaurants of Inverness or venture out of the city to explore the wonderful countryside on your doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ness Castle Estate - Ghillie’s Lodge ref: SYYC

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£954-£2171
5 star rating
A spacious holiday retreat, not far from Inverness, with river views and opportunities for both relaxing and enjoying the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eagle’s Nest ref: 18177

Glaick of Kessock, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£279-£715
3 star rating
With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock Side ref: 23993

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£324-£1028
3 star rating
Beautifully presented Lock Side, lies in the heart of Fort Augustus and looks out over the locks of the Caledonian Canal.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Temple House West ref: 29156

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£257-£578
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
    SAT

Primrose Cottage ref: SCCH

Glenmoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£440-£1100
4 star rating
Enjoy breathtaking views over Loch Ness from this property - an ideal Highland holiday base.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage ref: SXXS

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£559-£1076
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
  • Changeover
    SAT