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
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
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Hollies ref: CC511476

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£380-£737
0 star rating
A cosy cottage for two with a wood burner just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Urquhart Mill ref: CC511334

near Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£773-£1136
4 star rating
Spacious single storey detached house built on the site of an old historic mill 6 miles from Dingwall
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Holm Lodge ref: SSAG

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1287-£2713
4 star rating
This property is an ideal base for large families or groups to discover the wonders of Loch Ness and Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    6
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beach Lane Cottage ref: 30829

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£301-£885
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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Culcharry Cottage ref: B5829

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£877
4 star rating
This attractive and spacious holiday cottage is an ideal base from which to walk Nairn’s miles of sandy beaches.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thistle Dubh ref: 25865

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£280-£647
4 star rating
This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tides ref: SZZL

Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£389-£929
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Glen Affric Cottage ref: 90119

Cannich, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£309-£682
3 star rating
A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Glen Affric Cottage, with panoramic views of the magnificent Glen Affric.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dalreach ref: 9337

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£878
0 star rating
Dalreach, a bright renovated highland cottage, sits peacefully and secluded in the hills high above Drumnadrochi.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Redburn Steading ref: CC512034

Belivat, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£356-£934
4 star rating
Superbly presented stone barn conversion in the heart of the Highlands and close to many outdoor activities.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£292-£650
3 star rating
Relax and unwind with beautiful views and a stunning setting. Fantastic to do as much or as little as you like.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage ref: CC511444

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£634
3 star rating
Located in the magnificent Beaufort Estate, this property is the ideal base to explore the Scottish Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hill View ref: UK5105

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£433-£1141
4 star rating
Just a short walk from the banks of Loch Ness in the Northern Highlands, Hill View provides peaceful, warm and homely accommodation for families of 6.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Henry’s Lodge ref: CC511146

Nairn, Morayshire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624
3 star rating
Situated down a private track amidst natural woodland and rolling countryside yet only 3 miles from Nairn
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT