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Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

What a view.......

This area, centred on Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, offers a wide range of places to visit. With the Moray coast to the east, Loch Ness to the south and the wide open spaces of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross to the north and west, its easy to see why many visitors see this region as a perfect base from where to start some serious exploring.

Does "Culloden" ring a bell? Why not visit this 1746 battlefield east of Inverness. And what about the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle sitting on the shore of Loch Ness near Drumnadrochit.

All these places are within easy reach. Although you'll probably not see any sign of the creature supposedly lurking beneath the surface of the loch, the scenery is superb.

Site rating

  • This is a personal favourite! (***)
  • A real Scottish highlight! (**)
  • Have a look if you’re in the area. (*)
  • A hefty dollop of imagination is a must. (-)

My very personal selection:

Location: Dufftown

GPS/Map: 57.453237,-3.124742

Location: Drumnadrochit

GPS/Map: 57.325804,-4.424151

Location: Nairn

GPS/Map: 57.549499,-3.848863

Location: Drumnadrochit

GPS/Map: 57.324327,-4.442459

And than there are.......

Location: Beauly

GPS/Map: 57.484137,-4.457144

Location: Cullicudden

GPS/Map: 57.643429,-4.293227

Location: Cawdor

GPS/Map: 57.524302,-3.926664

Location: Culloden

GPS/Map: 57.473606,-4.073642

Location: Foyers

GPS/Map: 57.250015,-4.490291

Location: Ardersier

GPS/Map: 57.583780,-4.071410

Location: Ardersier

GPS/Map: 57.583780,-4.071410

Location: Invermoriston

GPS/Map: 57.263613,-4.529355