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.

Sunart ref: UK5211

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£838-£1278

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Try a spot of Nessie watching with Loch Ness just 9 miles from this lovely bungalow, or shopping in Inverness with its variety of shops and museums.
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Wester Croachy Cottage ref: 70228

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£770

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This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness.
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    3
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The Stag and Coo ref: UK5543

Dingwall, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£439-£927

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History lovers will find plenty of attractions close to this bungalow, including Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Brodie Castle.
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Dove Cottage ref: UK5033

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£476-£1062

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Offering a wood burner and beautifully presented accommodation, this former fisherman’s cottage lies a short walk from the beach, marina, shops and restaurants.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Dalreach ref: 9337

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£289-£853

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Dalreach, a bright renovated highland cottage, sits peacefully and secluded in the hills high above Drumnadrochi.
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    3
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The Boat House ref: W42272

Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

£379-£679

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The Boat House lies just 30 yards from the beach on the Moray Firth, with dolphins, otters, nestling ospreys and falcons all close by.
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Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£327-£911

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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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    2
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    2
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    1
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Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge ref: SYYM

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£926-£1864

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At this holiday property, guests have access to a steam room and gym, perfect after a day exploring Inverness-shire.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Waterfall Cottage ref: W43232

Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£783

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Waterfall Cottage enjoys a decked balcony to enjoy breakfast on and ensures a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Woodland Lodges - Ben Klibreck ref: UKC3041

Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£544-£23038

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Come and relax in the beautiful hot tub at this luxury holiday lodge in the Highlands of Scotland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Ivy Cottage ref: SD40

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

£269-£657

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Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery.
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    2
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    1
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