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!
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.
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!
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.
3 January 2017
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!
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!
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...
6 December 2016
10 November 2016
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
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!
14 October 2016
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.
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!
1 September 2016
23 August 2016
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
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!