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.

Woodside Cottage ref: S4105

Loch Ness-Side, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£387-£792

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4 star rating
Woodside Cottage
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Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge ref: CC511446

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£713

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3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the Scottish Highlands and all that it has to offerm whilst being set in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heron’s Rest Cottage ref: UK5768

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£372-£676

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3 star rating
This cosy cottage for two is the perfect base from which to explore the Highlands and its many attractions.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock Side ref: 23993

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£985

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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

£260-£577

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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
    SAT

Ardconnel Court Apartments - Apartment 1 ref: UK5745

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£759-£1929

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4 star rating
This holiday apartment is ideal for two couples or a small family with many activities and attractions in the area including monster spotting!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sandy Beach ref: W43205

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£438-£1207

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3 star rating
Sandy Beach is close by to Nairn, the lovely seaside resort with stunning sandy beaches with Moray Firth dolphins.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ness Castle Estate - River Lodge ref: SYYA

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£3211-£4441

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5 star rating
Perfect for larger groups, you can enjoy the great outdoors whilst staying at this wonderful lodge.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    7
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Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Larch ref: UK5463

Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

£439-£813

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3 star rating
Within easy reach of Inverness, in a secluded location on the Black Isle peninsula, Larch is a great base for touring the Scottish Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

St Orans ref: UK5498

Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£323-£662

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3 star rating
This is an ideal property for a couple or two friends wishing to explore this region of the Highlands, or partake in some sporting activities.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Boat House ref: W42272

Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£409-£775

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3 star rating
The Boat House lies just 30 yards from the beach on the Moray Firth, with dolphins, otters, nestling ospreys and falcons all close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Loch Ness Cottages - Bramble Lodge ref: 29508

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£346-£898

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4 star rating
This well-located ground floor lodge with views of Loch Ness provides a cosy touring base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tigh na Bruaich ref: CC511406

Auldearn near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£295-£766

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3 star rating
Located just three miles away from Nairn, meander along the Moray Coast and explore the towns and villages of the Northern Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage ref: CC511448

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£345-£923

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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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 30828

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£299-£851

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3 star rating
This property is an ideal base for a seaside holiday in the Highlands, located just 500 yards from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT