The first view you get when travelling from Inverness to Loch Ness near Dores

Holidays in Scotland, the Most Beautiful Country in the World

Looking for the ultimate location for your Scottish holiday next year? Well look no further and Visit Inverness and Loch Ness, where holidays in Scotland really don’t come better. From Highland hideaways in winter, to spring outdoor activities and the famous North Coast 500 route! Fancy a little “Water of Life”? Why not try out our new Route 501?

So, here, in our latest blog, we are going to let you into a little secret with our top 4 most beautiful places in Inverness and Loch Ness to visit. Scotland really is the most beautiful country in the world and the Highlands are sure to hold your heart!

Scotland Voted No.1 Most Beautiful Country in the World

As Scots, we have always known that Scotland is simply the world’s most beautiful country but thanks toRough Guidereaders, the rest of the world knows now too. Furthermore, beyond the “picture postcard” images of soaring snow-capped mountains, deep lochs, craggy castles and wild beaches, we have even more evidence to back their claims. Here in the Highlands in Inverness and at Loch Ness we are spoilt for choice when it comes to places which back us up. Our stunning scenery is sure to lift the soul and warm the heart! Therefore, we wanted to pick just four of our top spots to whet your appetite for a little holiday in Scotland with our Highlands holidays must see locations…

Loch Ness, Scotland

Seems like you need to be here when spring is in the air! You must visit Loch Ness on a beautiful May morning, near “Inverfarigaig” on the south side of Loch Ness. Here you will find “Mealfurvonie”, the highest hill around Loch Ness. It’s picture perfect reflection can be seen when the Loch Ness lake waters are still … It’s a truly magical sight.

Loch Ness

The Great Glen Way, Walk the Highlands

Another magical view of Loch Ness, this time taken from high above with a walk along the Great Glen Way. Stop at Loch Knockie. A wild, rugged almost primeval setting for the most captivating views of our Loch Ness with monster below. Just getting to this location is an adventure! With no paths or tracks to follow, it’s a tough trek to reach this point, but very well worth it!

Take a look for yourself. Probably the most stunning sunrise imaginable…

Loch Ness (Image by VisitBritain)

River Ness, Walking the Capital of the Highlands

Probably the most overlooked of all our Highland hidden gems, a walk along the River Ness.

The beautiful River Ness, a popular place to stroll and relax with the local “Invernessians” since Victorian times. This iconic Scottish river runs through the heart of inverness and is overlooked by Inverness Castle. In addition, it offers the River Ness Islands and brings rural charm, peace and tranquillity to the very core of our Scottish city.

Inverness and River Ness

Loch Ness Tours and the Clava Viaduct

Finally, our fourth top hidden gem you must visit when on a Scottish Highlands tour - the Clava Viaduct.

Many of our Loch Ness Tours and Inverness Tours take in the magnificent sight that is the Clava Viaduct. Built by the Highland Railway and opened in 1898, at 549 metres and with 29 spans, it is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland. Also known as the Nairn Viaduct, as it spans the River Nairn near Clava, is roughly 6 miles from Inverness and remains in regular use for passenger traffic to this day.

For more information on holidays in Scotland, the most beautiful country in the world, in the Scottish Highlands, be sure to read more about Inverness and Loch Ness on the Visit Inverness Loch Ness website.