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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.