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.

Kirk House

5 star rating

Garve, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£829-£1999

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Garve, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£829-£1999

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Victoria Cottage

3 star rating

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£425-£645

3 star rating
Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£425-£645

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Viewmount House - Caledonian

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£879-£1395

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£879-£1395

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Strathnairn

4 star rating

Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£539-£1145

4 star rating
Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£539-£1145

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Coiltie Glampod

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Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£445-£899

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Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£445-£899

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage

3 star rating

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£415-£1195

3 star rating
Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£415-£1195

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Croft House

4 star rating

Ardendrain, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£529-£1015

4 star rating
Ardendrain, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£529-£1015

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Loch Ness Lodges - Lodge 22

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

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£929-£1405

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

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£929-£1405

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Foxhole Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£745-£1559

4 star rating
Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£745-£1559

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Kite View Cottage

4 star rating

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£751

4 star rating
By Avoch, Northern Highlands

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£0-£751

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

The Laird’s Wing

4 star rating

Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£2069-£3499

4 star rating
Brodie, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£2069-£3499

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Arnaval

4 star rating

Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£509-£1345

4 star rating
Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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£509-£1345

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Tigh Marion

4 star rating

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£509-£1109

4 star rating
Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£509-£1109

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage

5 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£695-£1475

5 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£695-£1475

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

GG Leisure - Loch Pod 11

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Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£839-£849

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Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£839-£849

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0