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.

Red Kite Cottage

4 star rating

Redfield, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£545-£1059

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Redfield, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£545-£1059

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

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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£834-£1644

5 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£834-£1644

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

Laundry Cottage

4 star rating

Ceannacroc, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£375-£975

4 star rating
Ceannacroc, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£375-£975

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

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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£285-£965

3 star rating
Wester Galcantray, near Cawdor, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£285-£965

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

Dolphin Cottage

4 star rating

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£325-£935

4 star rating
Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£325-£935

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

Wester Links

4 star rating

Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£559-£1079

4 star rating
Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£559-£1079

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

Wester Croachy Cottage

3 star rating

Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£359-£819

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

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£359-£819

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

Kimberley Cottage

3 star rating

Alness, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£715

3 star rating
Alness, Northern Highlands

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£335-£715

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

River Cottage

4 star rating

Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£365-£955

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

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£365-£955

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

Beaufort Cottages - Mid-Lodge

4 star rating

Beauly, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£425-£1125

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

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£425-£1125

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Anchor and Chain

3 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1319-£2275

3 star rating
North Kessock, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£1319-£2275

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 1

Larchfield

3 star rating

Daviot, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£665-£1335

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

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£665-£1335

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

Glebe Cottage

4 star rating

Urray, near Dingwall, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£425-£1015

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

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£425-£1015

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

Burnside and Mill Lodges - Burnside Lodge

4 star rating

Raitloan, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£539-£1055

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

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£539-£1055

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

Black Isle Holiday Apartments - The Pine Marten

0 star rating

Avoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£499-£1265

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£499-£1265

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