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 - The Larder ref: CC511452

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£322-£497

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3 star rating
Beaufort Cottages - The Larder
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Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
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Seashell Cottage ref: W41727

Fishertown, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£284-£633

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3 star rating
This charming former fisherman’s cottage is set in the heart of Fishertown which forms part of the bustling town of Nairn.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage ref: CC511447

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£342-£629

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3 star rating
Located only a few miles away from the popular town of Beauly, this holiday property is ideally located to discover all that the area has to offer.
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Rowan Chalet ref: W2112

Glenmoriston, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£258-£573

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2 star rating
Rowan Chalet sits in 6 acres of secluded grounds, with magnificent views over the Glen, from cosy accommodation.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£439-£734

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4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in a quiet and un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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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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Henry’s Lodge ref: CC511146

Nairn, Morayshire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Situated down a private track amidst natural woodland and rolling countryside yet only 3 miles from Nairn
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Pine View ref: UK5437

Invergarry, near Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£365-£829

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4 star rating
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This is the prefect location for outdoor lovers, with the Great Glen Way Invergarry Link and the Great Glen Waterpark nearby.
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The Willows ref: CC511475

Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£407-£934

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A two bedroomed property finished to an excellent standard just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
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    2
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    1
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Foxhole Farm Cottage ref: CC511474

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0

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A peaceful area from which to base yourself for an active holiday in the Highlands or relaxing in this tranquil area, close to Inverness.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£972

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4 star rating
Skye Fall, a rurally located holiday apartment, makes a perfect touring base from which to explore Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£355-£958

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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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Little Green Cottage ref: UK5450

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£439-£827

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3 star rating
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Nestled on the shores of Loch Ness, this cosy cottage is ideal for a spot of Nessie hunting or a boat trip for dolphin watching.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Bona Lighthouse Stables ref: CC511465

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£563-£1610

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4 star rating
Look out onto Loch Ness from the glass-fronted lounge and relax in front of the cosy woodburner at this cottage.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Ness Castle Estate - River Lodge ref: SYYA

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£2923-£4211

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5 star rating
Perfect for larger groups, you can enjoy the great outdoors whilst staying at this wonderful lodge.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    7
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