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.

Foxhole Farm Cottage ref: CC511474

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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Foxhole Farm Cottage
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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Hill View ref: UK5105

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£453-£1037

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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.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Beaufort Cottages - Checkers Cottage ref: CC511445

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£335-£483

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3 star rating
Sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquil setting of this holiday property, located on the Beaufort Estate.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£366-£931

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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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The Hay Lodge ref: W43043

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£715

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4 star rating
This delightful, self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house in Nairn.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Old Post Office House ref: CC511250

Artafallie, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Charming cottage in a rural setting yet only 3 miles from Inverness
 
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Beaufort Cottages - The Larder ref: CC511452

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£634

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3 star rating
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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Thistle Dubh ref: 25865

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£280-£634

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4 star rating
This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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    2
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    0
  • 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-£4090

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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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Ladybird Cottage ref: 29327

Scaniport, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£471-£1380

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5 star rating
This property enjoys a peaceful, wooded setting on the outskirts of Inverness, just 4 miles away from Loch Ness.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse ref: UKC840

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1182-£2361

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5 star rating
Discover this amazing area of Scotland with beaches, lochs, mountains and glens all waiting to be explored.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Kajadron ref: UK5190

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£363-£916

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3 star rating
Enjoy all the shops and restaurants of Inverness or venture out of the city to explore the wonderful countryside on your doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage ref: 26694

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£321-£781

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4 star rating
Bright apartment with lovely views over the countryside and an ideal base for exploring the highlands.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Primrose Cottage ref: SCCH

Glenmoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£440-£1100

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4 star rating
Enjoy breathtaking views over Loch Ness from this property - an ideal Highland holiday base.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillview House ref: W43312

North Kessock, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£714-£1336

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4 star rating
Hillview House boasts spectacular panoramic views over the waters of Moray Firth and the Highland capital city of Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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