Welcome to Inverness

Monstrously enjoyable...

This compact thriving city has long been the gateway to picture-postcard scenery such as the wide-open spaces north beyond the elegant Kessock Bridge, towards Black Isle; or south to the Cairngorm National Park’s majestic mountains, wildlife and outdoor activities galore. Head east and you’ll soon come to Nairn, perhaps the ultimate Highland seaside town, popular since Victorian days, complete with a beautiful beach and two championship 18-hole golf courses.

Journey west and you may see the world’s most famous, most elusive monster. On the banks of Loch Ness, maybe at ruined Castle Urquhart Castle, devote a moment or more to trying to spot Nessie … you never know. The Loch Ness 360o Trail can take you along 80 miles of bewitching lochside scenery.


Discover the amazing landscape

With mountainous landscape, glens, lochs and rivers, you can enjoy plenty of sports and outdoor activities in Inverness. There are plenty of things to do in Loch Ness to keep you busy from Walking, Cycling, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and sailing - year-round!

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In search of the Loch Ness Monster

The first recorded sighting of the famous Loch Ness Monster was in 565 AD! Nessie was said to have appeared from the deep Loch Ness waters. With many independent sightings, the rumours of the Loch Ness Monster live on. Whatever the truth on Nessie's existence, it’s always worth a trip to Loch Ness to see for yourself.

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