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This "Where Nessie Lives" blog delivers all the news, tips and information for visitors and folks interested in Loch Ness and Inverness be it for business or pleasure. We will be posting regularly here and doing a bit of Nessie spotting while we write, if we do get a sighting you will be first to know about it, promise!

Beautiful Beauly

9 February 2017

If you are looking for a peaceful country location to base your Highland holiday, then consider the beautiful village of Beauly and its surrounding countryside.
Legend has it that the area was named for its description as a “Beau Lieu” or “Beautiful Place” by the visiting Mary Queen of Scots, and it certainly isn’t a misnomer!
With amazing history and stunning scenery, Beauly is a great base for a break and is within easy reaching distance of the city of Inverness, legendary Loch Ness and all the other amazing attractions that our area has to offer.

10 Great Spots to Try Haggis in the Highlands

25 January 2017

If you can’t be in Scotland for Burns Night, but you still want to try our most famous dish, don’t fret! Haggis is enjoyed throughout the year across the Highlands and whenever you visit you will be likely to find it being served up by one of our local eateries! Here’s a list of some of the Inverness Loch Ness area establishments offering delishious haggis on their menus* throughout the year!
*all of these dishes were listed on the current or sample menus at the time of publication, menus at all eateries are subject to change!

Discover Strathnairn

19 January 2017

Amazing, unspoiled and with a wealth of hidden gems, Strathnairn not only makes for a picturesque base for holidaymakers looking to discover all that the Inverness Loch Ness area has to offer it also makes a great destination in its own right.

New, exciting challenges for the New Year!

3 January 2017

Runners and cyclists - we know you love Inverness and Loch Ness for all the scenic events you can choose from up here, but maybe it's time to try something new - try a duathlon!

What is there to do around Drumnadrochit?

1 January 2017

Sitting on the northern shore of the legendary Loch Ness, the village of Drumnadrochit makes the perfect base to explore the area, as well as being a great staging post in any tour of the Loch. Here is just some of the great stuff on offer in the Drumnadrochit area, should you choose to come and explore!

Out and About to the East of Inverness

31 December 2016

Whichever direction you choose to head in when exploring around Inverness, you will find plenty to inspire, excite and enthral – and the area to the east of the city is no exception. Here we look at some of the great attractions you can discover in this area when you Visit Inverness Loch Ness in the coming year!

Five Things to Do in Fort Augustus

30 December 2016

At the southern tip of Loch Ness, sitting astride the Caledonian Canal, is the village of Fort Augustus – a popular stop for road-trippers touring Loch Ness. But plan to stay a while longer and there are a number of attractions to enjoy...

Inverness Loch Ness Locals: Highland Campervans

6 December 2016

Jo from Highland Campervans tells us all about her favourite campervan adventure around Inverness and Loch Ness!

Abriachan Trails – Great Loch Ness views and lots to explore for all ages

10 November 2016

This walk will take you off the beaten track and into the hills around Loch Ness - you will be surprised how much there is to see!

Haunting Locations Around Inverness Loch Ness

26 October 2016

With a rich history stretching back across the centuries, it is no surprise that the Inverness Loch Ness area is home to a number of sites that echo with the memories of the past.
Here we take a look at a number of attractions across our area where visitors can feel the closest connection with our local Highland history – good, bad and ugly

Five Great Festivals around Inverness Loch Ness

25 October 2016

Whatever time of year you decide to visit, there is likely to be something exciting going on in our area, with a programme of fun festivals to suit all styles! Check out this list of five great festivals you might like to attend!

Hunt for Nessie and Discover Inverness Loch Ness

14 October 2016

The most famous resident of Inverness Loch Ness attracts many people to the Highlands, but monster hunters often discover a lot more than they had ever expected when they visit Inverness Loch Ness...

Top 10 Instagram Hotspots around Loch Ness and Inverness

6 October 2016

Visit Inverness and Loch Ness to discover the most "instagrammable" views and share your photos with us #visitnessie! There are some awesome views around Loch Ness and there are always new sights to see.

Living Food at Cawdor Castle

13 September 2016

As Cawdor Castle prepares to open its doors this weekend for the wonderful Living Food event, we take a look at what makes this castle so special – and what visitors can expect from this exciting annual event!

The Highland Midge

1 September 2016

How to avoid midges annoying you on holiday in the Highlands!

A Day on the Beach - by Sabine

23 August 2016

Spend hot summer days exploring the beautiful beaches around Inverness and Loch Ness!

Five Amazing Views Around Inverness and Loch Ness

23 August 2016

There's no denying this area has spectacular scenery - but where are the best spots to soak it all in? Here we have picked five of the best viewpoints and photo opportunities around Inverness and Loch Ness

Amazing Highland Castle Experiences

17 August 2016

You can’t think of the Highlands without thinking Castles – and Inverness Loch Ness is a great base from which to explore and experience some of the most stunning Scottish Castles on offer. Here we take a look at castles accessible from our area – from the well known landmarks to the hidden gems!

#LoveLochNess - Share YOUR Holiday Snaps to WIN!

5 August 2016

We want to see how YOU are enjoying your holidays around Inverness Loch Ness! Share your holiday snaps using #LoveLochNess

Whisky Breaks to Inverness Loch Ness

27 July 2016

Inverness Loch Ness boasts an exciting tradition of distilling fine Scotch whiskies – making it the perfect base for whisky lovers to enjoy a Highland holiday...

Hidden History in Inverness - by Sabine

5 July 2016

Discovering fascinating Jacobite history in and around Inverness...

Inverness Loch Ness Locals: Cameron's Tearoom

22 June 2016

Tearoom owner Morag Cameron tells us more about her passion for home baking and her why her tearoom has become THE place to stop over for cyclists on the South Side of Loch Ness…

Inverness Loch Ness Locals: Secret of the Loch Ness Serpent

8 June 2016

Nessie legend enthusiast Roland Watson shares a secret discovery made on the shores of Loch Ness...

A Taste of Inverness Loch Ness

30 May 2016

Visit Inverness Loch Ness for a true Highland flavour. Visit whisky distilleries near Loch Ness, enjoy traditional Scottish food, and take away a real taste of Inverness Loch Ness.

More to explore...by Sabine

27 May 2016

Just south of the city of Inverness you will find the villages of Daviot, Moy and Tomatin - stop for a while to explore this lovely area!