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.

The Boat House

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£745

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Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£325-£745

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Paterson Cottage

4 star rating

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£464-£790

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Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£464-£790

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The Antlers

4 star rating

Cawdor, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£685-£1235

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Cawdor, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£685-£1235

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

The Edens

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£759-£1415

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£759-£1415

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Glenloch Cottage

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Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£845

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Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£325-£845

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Tigh-na-Abhain

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Glenmoriston, near Invermoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£509-£509

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Glenmoriston, near Invermoriston, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£509-£509

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

The Croft House

4 star rating

Ardendrain, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£525-£969

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Ardendrain, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£525-£969

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Henry’s Lodge

3 star rating

Nairn, Morayshire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£360-£670

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Nairn, Morayshire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£360-£670

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

Torguish House - Thistledown Cottage

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Daviot, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£345-£739

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Daviot, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£345-£739

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

Woodland Lodges - Ben Wyvis

4 star rating

Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£740-£850

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Forres, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£740-£850

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

Eldoret

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£859-£1965

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£859-£1965

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Beaufort Cottages - Nursery Cottage

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Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£369-£919

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Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£369-£919

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

The Mendid Drum - Sea Golf Lodge

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£385-£795

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£385-£795

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

Heather Barn

4 star rating

Balnain, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£345-£679

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Balnain, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£345-£679

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

St Orans

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Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
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£375-£695

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Dunphail, near Forres, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£375-£695

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