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.

Flowerburn Holidays - Callachy Cottage

4 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£1065

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Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£485-£1065

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

Burnside and Mill Lodges - Mill Lodge

4 star rating

Raitloan, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£539-£1055

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Raitloan, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£539-£1055

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge

5 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£834-£1724

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£834-£1724

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

Ceol Mara - Seaside Flat

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Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£495-£969

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Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£495-£969

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

Tigh Marion

4 star rating

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£549-£1109

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Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£549-£1109

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

Black Isle Holiday Apartments - The Dolphin

4 star rating

Avoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£735-£2019

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£735-£2019

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Hiddenglen Holidays - Rowantree Chalet

4 star rating

Nairn, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£415-£909

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

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£415-£909

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

The Birches

4 star rating

Ardclach, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£569-£1305

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Ardclach, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£569-£1305

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

Seashell Cottage

3 star rating

Fishertown, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£319-£785

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Fishertown, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£319-£785

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

The Wyvis

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£485-£775

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£485-£775

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

Blueberry Hill

4 star rating

Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£449-£1009

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Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£449-£1009

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

Woodland Lodges - Ben Wyvis

4 star rating

Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£865-£1240

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

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£865-£1240

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

New Cottage

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£715-£1235

4 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£715-£1235

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

The Dell

4 star rating

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£589-£1395

4 star rating
Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£589-£1395

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 0

Dolphin View Cottages Hillockhead - Stables

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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

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£609-£760

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£609-£760

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