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.

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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£335-£655

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Littlemill, near Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£335-£655

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

Holly Cottage

4 star rating

Gorstan, near Garve, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£359-£759

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

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£359-£759

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

Ness Castle Estate - River Lodge

5 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£2739-£4450

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£2739-£4450

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 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

4 star rating
Loch Ness-Side, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£455-£1225

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

White Stag Lodge

0 star rating

Nairnside, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£0-£0

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Nairnside, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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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£449-£929

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

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£449-£929

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

Heron’s Rest Cottage

3 star rating

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£415-£665

3 star rating
Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£415-£665

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

Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage

3 star rating

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£355-£525

3 star rating
Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£355-£525

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

Kinnettas Cottage

3 star rating

Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£375-£875

3 star rating
Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£375-£875

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

Ness-Side Cottage

4 star rating

Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£525-£1225

4 star rating
Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£525-£1225

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

Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage

4 star rating

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£509-£1139

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

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£509-£1139

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

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-£799

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

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£359-£799

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

Woodpecker Cottage

3 star rating

North Kessock, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£334-£675

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

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£334-£675

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

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£740-£1008

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

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

The Neuk

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£519-£1115

4 star rating
Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£519-£1115

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0