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.

Temple House West

3 star rating

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£295-£629

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Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£295-£629

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

Bank Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£855

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£375-£855

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

Craigellachie Cottage

3 star rating

Wester Galcantray, near Cawdor, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£325-£865

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Wester Galcantray, near Cawdor, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£325-£865

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

Market Street

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Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£425-£775

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Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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£425-£775

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Viewmount House - Anderson

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£649-£1175

4 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£649-£1175

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

Ivy Cottage

3 star rating

Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£279-£715

3 star rating
Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£279-£715

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

Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£929-£1835

4 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£929-£1835

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Acorn Cottage

3 star rating

Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£285-£675

3 star rating
Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£285-£675

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

Woodland Lodges - Ben Klibreck

4 star rating

Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£550-£23039

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

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£550-£23039

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

Hillview House

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£689-£1546

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

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£689-£1546

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Little Knapp

3 star rating

Littlemill, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£325-£655

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Littlemill, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£325-£655

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Woodside Cottage

4 star rating

Loch Ness-Side, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£455-£1225

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Loch Ness-Side, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£455-£1225

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

Arnaval

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Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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

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£529-£1289

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Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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£529-£1289

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

Driftwood

3 star rating

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£349-£845

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Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£349-£845

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2