Spectacular even if you don’t believe in monsters

Discover the history, experiences, people and places that surround Inverness and Loch Ness.

The official website for the Inverness & Loch Ness tourism destination

Everything you need in one place to plan the perfect holiday, day out or most exciting adventure! Exploring our diverse destination gives you the best of both worlds combining stunning natural landscapes of Loch Ness with the bright lights and city vibe of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

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Discover Our Stories

We've been discovering stories since 565AD when St Columba first saw Nessie, come and discover our stories!

Loch Ness Live Cameras

Want to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster from where ever you are in the world?

Check out our exciting NEW live-streaming cameras! You can watch the landscape change throughout the seasons 365 days a year, spot some local wildlife and maybe even catch sight of the Loch’s most famous inhabitant. 

Our most visited historic attractions

A must see and one of the most well known attractions in the UK, Urquhart Castle sits nestled on the shores of Loch Ness, travel back in time with 1000 years of history to be immersed in.

In 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army stood at Culloden Battlefield in what would be their final attempt to restore his family to the British throne. Walk in his footsteps and learn their story in an immersive theatre at the site of the last pitched battle on British soil. 
After the battle King George built the biggest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe, Fort George - to protect against further unrest. See the mighty cannons, explore the garrison buildings and visit the five star Highlanders Museum with over 50,000 artefacts - the largest military collection in Scotland outside of Edinburgh.

Just a few miles away sits the four thousand year old Clava Cairns, in the shadow of Scotland's longest masonry viaduct with its 29 towering arches. With all this and so much more what are you waiting for?

Nessie and our great Loch Ness

Known around the world as Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster has many places to hide in her very own Highland playground. Described as large, long-necked and with one or more humps protruding from the water, the most famous of all our inhabitants has been playing hide and seek since the 6th century when St Columba had the first encounter. 

Home to one of the worlds greatest unanswered questions - what is in Loch Ness? Whatever you choose to believe or discover - at 23 miles long, deeper than the North Sea, with more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined - Nessie isn't the only thing that's Monster about our Loch Ness.

Memories to be made for a lifetime - don’t just dream it, live it!

Discover our history, explore our waters, meet our people, taste the Highlands, experience nature ... and find our monster!

Come and experience the very best of Inverness and Loch Ness, read our inspiration guides to create the best itinerary to fit everything in ..... we can guarantee you will need to stay for longer!

Explore the Highlands

From picturesque villages and untamed wilderness to the rolling hills and legendary Loch Ness monster, make Visit Inverness Loch Ness your single port of call when planning a holiday to one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

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Our most popular locals – where to see our beloved Highland coos!

Meet the oldest and most handsome breed of cattle in the world, the Highland cow, also known as the Highland coo or Heilan coo. Top of everyone’s must see list is to get a glimpse and a photo of these gorgeous beasts.

You can get your weekly #coosday fix on our Instagram page, but what you really want to know is where to find them! 

‘‘Loch Ness is one of those rare destinations that engages everyone, from children enchanted with Nessie, to adults interested in photography, hiking and more. It combines Jacobite history, stunning scenery and the possibility of a monster sighting, ensuring it’s a perfect destination all year round, for all ages.’’

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Go! Visit Inverness Loch Ness

All of this is waiting for you, whether you like to go fast, slow, high or low, some things you just have to experience for yourself!