Loch Ness & Nairn cottages

Just outside of Inverness, Loch Ness has become famous due to the tales of the mythical creature, Nessie. Grab your camera and be ready if you spot anything moving beneath the water. Even if you don't see Nessie, Loch Ness is a beautiful 23-mile stretch of water, making it the largest loch in Scotland. Overlooking the water are the ruins of Urquhart Castle, once a royal castle and now a relic from the times of the Wars of Independence and the Jacobite uprising. Enjoy the view of Loch Ness from land or take a boat out onto the water and watch the setting sun glisten in the historic waters. Fishing enthusiasts can also camp out to catch salmon, trout, pike and a host of other fish that call Loch Ness home. Explore our selection of hand-picked holiday cottages in Nairn for a break from the ordinary.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Nairn

Loch Ness and Nairn, two captivating destinations in Scotland, offer a mix of natural wonders, historic sites, and cultural experiences. Here are the top five things to see and do in Loch Ness and Nairn:

Loch Ness:

  1. Cruise on Loch Ness: Take a boat cruise on the legendary Loch Ness to admire its breathtaking scenery and, of course, keep an eye out for the elusive Loch Ness Monster, "Nessie."

  2. Urquhart Castle: Explore the historic Urquhart Castle, perched on the shores of Loch Ness. Learn about the castle's rich history and enjoy panoramic views of the loch and surrounding mountains.

  3. Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition: Visit the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition to delve into the history and mystery of Loch Ness. Discover the scientific research and folklore associated with the legendary creature.


  1. Nairn Beach: Relax on the beautiful Nairn Beach, known for its golden sands and stunning views across the Moray Firth. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or engage in water sports and beach activities.

  2. Cawdor Castle: Explore Cawdor Castle, a historic fortress with a unique blend of medieval and modern architecture. Wander through its gardens, explore its rooms, and learn about its intriguing history.

Bonus: Play a round of golf at one of Nairn's renowned golf courses, visit the Culloden Battlefield near Inverness, or take a scenic drive along the North Coast 500 route to explore more of the Highlands.

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