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.

Squirrel Cottage ref: W42887

North Kessock, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£875
3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage
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Squirrel Cottage nestles amongst the trees of Ord Hill above North Kessock and is a short drive from Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Market Stance ref: UKC295

Geddes, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£715-£1654
5 star rating
This stunning, unique holiday property is the ideal base for a romantic, luxurious retreat, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dove Cottage ref: UK5033

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£466-£1047
4 star rating
Offering a wood burner and beautifully presented accommodation, this former fisherman’s cottage lies a short walk from the beach, marina, shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Glenloch Cottage ref: 23538

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£314-£838
3 star rating
Located in the small village of Drumnadrochit is this delightful, tastefully furnished cottage, close to Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Glen View ref: UK5023

Balnain near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£481-£1144
4 star rating
This holiday property is in a stunning location in the Northern Highlands, and the ground floor is adapted for less mobile visitors.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ness-Side Cottage ref: S4249

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

£521-£857
5 star rating
Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Honey Bee Cottage ref: W42972

Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£355-£835
3 star rating
Quaint, cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden, ideal for sampling the water at Pump Room and Highland Museum of Childhood.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Lock House Apartments - Lock View ref: 23994

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£324-£1028
3 star rating
Lock View makes the perfect base for enjoying the village amenities and also for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£439-£734
4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in a quiet and un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thistle Cottage ref: W41845

Cullicudden, Black Isle, Northern Highlands

£325-£916
4 star rating
Surrounded by stunning views, this detached house is wonderfully placed to explore the northern Highlands. Outdoor activities within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rowan Chalet ref: W2112

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

£255-£612
2 star rating
Rowan Chalet sits in 6 acres of secluded grounds, with magnificent views over the Glen, from cosy accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage ref: 26694

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£321-£845
4 star rating
Bright apartment with lovely views over the countryside and an ideal base for exploring the highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Laggan Bridge Cottage ref: CC511470

Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£441-£735
4 star rating
With Loch Oich literally on the doorstep you can watch boats sailing by or fish from the comfort of the garden!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Waterfall Cottage ref: W43232

Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£323-£716
3 star rating
Waterfall Cottage enjoys a decked balcony to enjoy breakfast on and ensures a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beaufort Cottages - Checkers Cottage ref: CC511445

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£280-£483
3 star rating
Sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquil setting of this holiday property, located on the Beaufort Estate.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT