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.

Crombie Cottage ref: CC511357

Marybank near Muir of Ord, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Crombie Cottage
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Semi detached bungalow for 4 set back from the road and enjoying incredible views to the Wyvis mountain range
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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The Laird’s Wing ref: 29843

Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£2005-£3079

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4 star rating
This wing of Brodie Castle is a truly unique holiday property, furnished with antiques and access to the 175 acres of parkland.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Woodside Cottage ref: S4105

Loch Ness-Side, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£430-£784

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5 star rating
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.
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    2
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    2
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 30828

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£795

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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.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Tides ref: SZZL

Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£398-£902

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Cromarty and enjoying sea views from the upstairs bedroom, this property makes a magical base to explore the area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£300-£646

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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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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Market Street ref: UK5245

Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£325-£762

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4 star rating
This delightful, terraced cottage is nestled in the heart of a bustling Highlands town with all the amenities close by.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Glenloch Cottage ref: 23538

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£815

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3 star rating
Located in the small village of Drumnadrochit is this delightful, tastefully furnished cottage, close to Loch Ness.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Snookies Cottage ref: 29360

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£311-£346

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3 star rating
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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy ref: CC511451

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£636

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3 star rating
This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£451-£918

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4 star rating
Enjoy a wonderful seaside holiday at this property, located just 500 yards away from the beach and the local amenities of Nairn.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Cobblers ref: CC511246

Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0

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Spacious apartment occupying two floors overlooking the pretty Highland village of Beauly.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thistle Cottage ref: W41845

Cullicudden, Black Isle, Northern Highlands

£325-£916

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4 star rating
Surrounded by stunning views, this detached house is wonderfully placed to explore the northern Highlands. Outdoor activities within easy reach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beach Lane Cottage ref: 30829

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£366-£885

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3 star rating
This property is perfectly suited for everyone! Just a 10-minute walk to the beach and close by to the championship golf course.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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