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.

Acorn Cottage

3 star rating

Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£329-£665

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Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£329-£665

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

The Neuk

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£465-£1085

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1085

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 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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£369-£865

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

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£369-£865

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

Driftwood

3 star rating

Inverfarigaig, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£339-£849

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

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£339-£849

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

GG Leisure - Loch Pod 7

0 star rating

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£839-£849

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Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£839-£849

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

Thistle Dubh

4 star rating

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£325-£685

4 star rating
Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£325-£685

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

Squirrel Cottage

3 star rating

North Kessock, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£355-£875

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

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£355-£875

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

Tigh Marion

4 star rating

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£495-£1109

4 star rating
Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£495-£1109

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Rowanlea Cottage

3 star rating

Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£399-£1019

3 star rating
Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£399-£1019

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Loch Ness Lodges - Lodge 22

0 star rating

Invermoriston, near Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£929-£1405

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Invermoriston, near Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£929-£1405

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

Skye Fall

4 star rating

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£345-£785

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Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£345-£785

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

Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge

5 star rating

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£695-£1485

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Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£695-£1485

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

Rowan Chalet

2 star rating

Glenmoriston, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£255-£565

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Glenmoriston, by Loch Ness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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£255-£565

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

Ardgay

3 star rating

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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

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£329-£705

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

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£329-£705

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

Arnaval

4 star rating

Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£515-£1345

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Davidston, near Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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£515-£1345

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2