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.

Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage ref: SXXS

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£633-£1173

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5 star rating
Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage
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Nestling against a wooded backdrop, this cottage is on one level and is only minutes from the centre of Inverness.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Holly Cottage ref: W8304

Gorstan, near Garve, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£342-£804

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4 star rating
Close to local amenities and in a village setting, this is an ideal base for touring the highlands.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ard Garraidh ref: CC511167

Ardersier, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£532-£964

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3 star rating
Ard Garraidh is a delightful modern attached cottage set in an idyllic location yet only 15 minutes from Inverness. 
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Redburn Steading ref: CC512034

Belivat, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£380-£974

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4 star rating
Superbly presented stone barn conversion in the heart of the Highlands and close to many outdoor activities.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£996

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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
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge ref: SYYB

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£633-£1168

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5 star rating
Close to Inverness, this cottage is great for touring or enjoying golf and fishing whilst on holiday.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Caledonian Cabin ref: UKC2455

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

£3014-£5289

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5 star rating
Set in a beautifully secluded woodland location, this stunning log cabin is the ideal spot for the ultimate relaxing break.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge ref: CC511446

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£315-£660

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3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the Scottish Highlands and all that it has to offerm whilst being set in a tranquil location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Temple House West ref: 29156

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£228-£570

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3 star rating
With wonderful views over Loch Ness, this holiday apartment is ideal for walkers, with the Great Glen Way being close by.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 30828

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£842

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3 star rating
This property is an ideal base for a seaside holiday in the Highlands, located just 500 yards from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£426-£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
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£338-£996

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3 star rating
From this property, visit the fishing villages along the Moray Coast, or take a trip to nearby Inverness and Loch Ness.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Logan Cottage ref: UK5731

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Located ten minutes’ walk or a short drive from Inverness city centre where you can enjoy a wealth of amenities, attractions and the River Ness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Ardgarry ref: CC511365

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£1312-£1847

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3 star rating
Spacious stone house for 9 in 6 bedrooms situated in a central yet peaceful location in the heart of the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Squirrel Cottage ref: CC511428

Strone, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£436-£877

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3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage has lovely views towards Loch Ness and the hills beyond, there is also the Urquhart Castle nearby.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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