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.

Bobbin Mill Cottage

3 star rating

Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£452-£967

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Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£452-£967

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

Strathnairn

4 star rating

Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£454-£1159

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Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£454-£1159

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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£544-£1239

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

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£544-£1239

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

Market Street

4 star rating

Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£424-£775

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Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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£424-£775

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Foxhole Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£714-£1789

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Kiltarlity near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£714-£1789

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Waterfall Cottage

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Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£344-£869

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Mandally, near Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£344-£869

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

Riverside Cottage

3 star rating

Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£294-£665

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Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£294-£665

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

Badgers Den

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Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£248-£568

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Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£248-£568

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

Ardconnel Court Apartments - Apartment 2

4 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£929-£1939

4 star rating
Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£929-£1939

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

Timaru

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£368-£1154

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£368-£1154

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 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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£332-£789

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Aberarder, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£332-£789

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

Drover’s Rest

4 star rating

Garve, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£278-£664

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Garve, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£278-£664

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

Achagour Cottage

3 star rating

Glenferness, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£356-£929

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Glenferness, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£356-£929

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Paterson Cottage

4 star rating

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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

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£440-£789

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Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£440-£789

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

Seashore

4 star rating

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£374-£855

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Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£374-£855

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