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.

Sunart ref: UK5211

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£838-£1344

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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.
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    7
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£338-£996

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From this property, visit the fishing villages along the Moray Coast, or take a trip to nearby Inverness and Loch Ness.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Larch ref: UK5463

Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

£0-£0

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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.
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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The Edens ref: UK5613

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£679-£1378

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This is an ideal base for touring this part of the Highlands with Loch Ness, mountains and stunning beaches all within easy reach.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Ardconnel Court Apartments - Apartment 8 ref: UK5752

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£599-£1639

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This apartment is an ideal base for a couple with the bustling town of Inverness at your fingertips surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Woodbine Cottage ref: 15706

Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£770

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Located on the southern tip of Loch Ness, this former 18th century English army camp is great for the nearby mountain and forest trails.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Maple ref: UK5464

Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

£0-£0

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3 star rating
A haven for bird and wildlife enthusiasts with Milbuie Forest on your doorstep, criss-crossed with walking and cycling routes too.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tourie Lum ref: SXXX

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£569-£1256

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4 star rating
Tucked away, this former gamekeeper’s lodge is a good base for enjoying outdoor activities or touring the Moray coast.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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St Orans ref: UK5498

Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£331-£662

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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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Kittiwake Cottage ref: UK5212

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£447-£447

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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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Driftwood ref: 26167

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£345-£844

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3 star rating
This cosy detached holiday cottage nestling on the hillside above the shores of Loch Ness makes a delightful base for exploring the area
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£517-£765

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4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in an un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Honey Bee Cottage ref: W42972

Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£364-£859

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Quaint, cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden, ideal for sampling the water at Pump Room and Highland Museum of Childhood.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Viewmount House - Caledonian ref: UK5493

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£910-£1368

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4 star rating
Enjoy commanding views over the rooftops of the houses below, as well as the the River Ness, Eden Court Theatre and the hills beyond down the glen to Loch Ness.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tigh Beag ref: UK5453

Contin, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£403-£1033

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Situated in the Northern Highlands, this wonderful property offers the perfect base to explore the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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