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To really be "in the know" about Inverness & Loch Ness, follow our blog! We regularly post insider tips to help you make the most of your visit as well as information on the best sights to see, places to eat and things to do.

Hidden Gems in the Glens

29 January 2018

If you are looking for things to do in Inverness and Loch Ness then why not explore some of our hidden gems? With our local knowledge, we can uncover...

Things to do near Inverness when staying with us

9 January 2018

There are so many places to visit in and around Inverness. So we've collated our top pick of things to do near Inverness when you visit to help...

Scotland’s Must-See Attractions for your Travel Bucket List

5 January 2018

Putting together a Travel Bucket List? Take inspiration from our selection of must-see attractions and places to visit in Inverness and Loch Ness, Scotland…

Find Out What’s on in Inverness this Winter

7 December 2017

Find out all about what’s on in Inverness this winter in this fun-filled blog. From Christmas markets and Ceilidhs to the Snowman Rally and snow sports…

Winter Activities in Scotland’s Highlands to Keep the Blood Pumping

30 November 2017

It’s cold outside, but these winter activities in Scotland are guaranteed to warm you up! From winter walks, to snow sports, to adventure in the mountains …

Hogmanay 2017 Packages, Celebrating Hogmanay in and around Inverness and Loch Ness

24 November 2017

Looking for things to do this New Year and Hogmanay 2017 Packages? We have it all in the Highlands. Visit Inverness Loch Ness and look no further...

Xmas Breaks in the Highlands

3 November 2017

Looking for the perfect Xmas Breaks in Scotland? Look no further! The Highlands has it all. So Visit Inverness Loch Ness and start your journey...

The Best Places to Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping

1 November 2017

Join us for some Scottish Christmas shopping gift ideas with our latest blog on the best Inverness shopping. From Scottish boutiques to Garden Centres...

Holidays in beautiful Scotland

20 October 2017

Join us in Inverness by Loch Ness for the ultimate of holidays in Scotland and visit 4 of the most beautiful places in Inverness and Loch Ness that prove Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world…

Haunted Highlands Ghost Stories

25 September 2017

Visit our Haunted Highlands this Halloween with a host of ghost stories to chill you to the bones! From haunted Scottish battlefields and tragic Scottish castle love stories to some more modern haunts you may not have guessed…

Autumn in Loch Ness and Inverness

18 September 2017

There’s something magical about autumn in Loch Ness and Inverness. The vibrant colours, breath-taking scenery, endless wildlife and a variety of things to do …

Halloween in Inverness and Loch Ness

12 September 2017

If you are spending this Halloween in Inverness and Loch Ness and are looking for things to do, take a look at these great haunted places to visit this Halloween.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

18 August 2017

What do you get when the Visit Inverness Loch Ness team spend a day mastering Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)? A SUPer day out!

Highland Military Tattoo

16 August 2017

Military pipe bands, the Queen’s Colour Squadron Drill Team, a Typhoon fly past and loads more fun. Get ready for the Highland Military Tattoo.

Kayaking holidays in Scotland

7 August 2017

Kayaking holidays in Scotland – the greatest outdoor adventure in and around Loch Ness and Inverness. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing in the Scottish Highlands.

Wild Swimming

26 July 2017

There’s nothing quite like a bit of wild swimming in some of the Scottish Highlands’ favourite lochs. From Loch Mhor to Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin, we tell you all about the best spots for wild swimming.

Highland Getaway

26 June 2017

With so much to do and even more to see, it’s easy to see why The Highland Club is a Highland getaway beautiful in every way.

Hiking trails around Inverness and Loch Ness

25 June 2017

When it comes to hiking in the Highlands, there are so many wonderful hiking trails around Inverness and Loch Ness. Take a look at 3 of our favourites.

5 Things to Look Forward To At Loch Ness KnitFest 2017

12 June 2017

Needle little knitting inspiration ahead of Loch Ness KnitFest 2017? We’re counting down our favourite 5 things to look forward to at this year’s festival.

Tours from Inverness: the Highlands on Your Doorstep

11 June 2017

Planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands? Take the road less travelled with these great Highland tours from Inverness. From Speyside and Skye to Loch Ness …

Highland Whisky Distilleries: Mastering the Single Malt

12 May 2017

When thinking about Scotland, there is a fair chance that whisky will be a prominent feature. Indeed, it is so synonymous with Scotland that it is often simply referred to as “Scotch”. From a simple recipe of malted barley, yeast and water, the skilled distillers can create a myriad of subtle flavours from the subtle sweet notes of Speyside to the powerful pungent smokiness of Islay.

Explore More of the Highlands on an Inverness Loch Ness Holiday

7 March 2017

Most people who book a break in the amazing Inverness Loch Ness area are aware of what attractions these two areas have to offer – but choosing an Inverness Loch Ness break also gives a great base to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer.
Here we take a look at just some of the additional Highland attractions that are within easy reach of Inverness Loch Ness...

Get Out and About in Glen Affric

28 February 2017

Just 15 miles west of Loch Ness lies beautiful Glen Affric, a haven of Highland beauty with a wide range of natural attractions on offer.
Visitors who want to walk on the wild side on their Highland holiday should ensure they make time to discover this hidden corner of the Highlands, which is home to some of the area’s most spectacular scenery!

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!