Beautiful green walkway in the Scottish Highlands

Explore these Hidden Highland Treasures

Hidden Gems in the Scottish Highlands Inverness and Loch Ness welcomes thousands of visitors every year. All eager to experience the magnificent scenery, culture and history of the Highlands. Most people head straight for the well-known visitor attractions around our famous Loch. But we locals know a few amazing spots off the beaten track that […]

The Best Lochs To Go Kayaking In And Around Loch Ness And Inverness

Kayaking Holidays in Scotland The Inverness and Loch Ness region is known around the world for amazing scenery and beautiful landscapes. And visitors and locals alike can enjoy the great outdoors on foot, by bike and, of course, on the water! So when it comes to kayaking holidays in Scotland, there are a large number […]

Greig Street Bridge in Inverness at Night

What’s on in Inverness Winter 2018-19

What’s on this Winter in the Highlands? The winter season has definitely arrived as daylight hours get shorter and temperatures drop. But at this magical time of the year, there’s plenty Christmas cheer to warm us all up. So, we thought we would take a look some of the upcoming events and attractions in Inverness […]

Person walking in the snow in Scotland on a bright day

Winter Activities to Get the Blood Pumping

Our Favourite Winter Activities in Scotland The Highlands is a truly magical place for a winter break in Scotland. The air is cold and crisp and the mountains are covered in fresh white snow. In winter, temperatures hover around 4°C and often dip below freezing. There are so many winter activities in Scotland and things […]

Best Places in Inverness to Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping in Inverness Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping in Inverness and Loch Ness this year? Along with the big-name brands and our great Inverness shopping centres we have of the best shops in Inverness for you to find some unusual or hand-crafted gifts. So join us, pick up some quirky stocking […]

The Highlands on Your Doorstep

Tours from Inverness Thanks to improved travel connections into the capital of the Highlands, Inverness has become the perfect base for exploring Scotland. With daily flights from London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast and many more, tours from Inverness are the perfect way to see the Scottish Highlands. Today, our friends at Rabbie’s Trail Burners share with […]

Woman running into a Scottish loch for a swim

Where to go Wild Swimming in the Highlands

Wild Swimming in Scotland near Inverness and Loch Ness First things first, we do not recommend you go wild swimming in Loch Ness. Apart from the small matter of Nessie lurking deep beneath the surface, the water is bitterly cold all year round – only around 5°C. In these low temperatures, you will quickly get hypothermia. […]

A SUPer day out on the water!

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Inverness and Loch Ness What do you get when the Visit Inverness Loch Ness team spend a day mastering Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)? A SUPer day out! For good reason, Inverness and Loch Ness is a top destination for outdoor and active holidays. Activities like hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are […]

Five Loch Ness and Inverness Attractions for your Bucket List

Our Highland Travel Bucket List There’s no better start to the New Year than writing a bucket list of things to see and do. So, why not add a trip to Loch Ness and Inverness to your travel bucket list? Here we have fascinating attractions, fun activities and spectacular landscapes. So, here are our top […]

Highland Whisky Distilleries: Mastering the Single Malt

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 […]

5 Things to Look Forward To At Loch Ness KnitFest 2017

This October, Loch Ness KnitFest 2017 returns to Inverness and Loch Ness and we are already getting a little bit excited! Knitters and hookers (that’s someone who likes to crochet in case you didn’t know!) from all over the world will be coming to the Highland Capital for all things woolly and crafty. So we’ve […]

3 Of The Best Hiking Trails Around Inverness And Loch Ness

We often get asked by visitors where the best places to hike in the area are. Well, we had a good think and here’s our ‘top 3’ hiking trails around Inverness and Loch Ness – one short 2-3 hour hike, one full day hike and one multi-day hike! 1. Mealfuarvonie: Breath-taking Loch Ness Views As […]

A Highland Getaway To The Breath-Taking Highland Club

With luxurious self-catering apartments set in 20 acres of beautiful grounds on the southern shores of Loch Ness, there’s nothing quite like a Highland getaway to The Highland Club. Our friends at The Highland Club share one guest’s experience of a Highland getaway that is beautiful in every way. The Highland Club is nothing but impressive, […]

Highland Military Tattoo 8-10 September 2017, Fort George, near Inverness

One of Scotland’s favourite events is coming back to Fort George near Inverness this September – our friends at the Highland Military Tattoo tell us all about it! “Culture. Tradition. History. That’s what the annual Highland Military Tattoo is all about. It’s a celebration of the best of Highland and military culture and traditions. An extravaganza of […]

Halloween In Inverness And Loch Ness: Three Places To Visit If you Dare!

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. 1. Boleskine Graveyard: A Must For Halloween In Inverness and Loch Ness Boleskine graveyard and the nearby Boleskine House on the South Side of Loch Ness have […]

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 […]

Xmas Breaks in the Highlands: What to look forward to this Festive Season

Christmas in Scotland doesn’t get much better than a Highland Xmas breaks. The Highlands are special all year round and Christmas is no exception. It is truly magical in the city of Inverness with canopies of Christmas lights creating a cosy feel over some of the city’s oldest streets. The often-photographed nearby River Ness, with […]

Explore Our Highland Wildlife

White Stag sighted in Cairngorms – and other unusual animals in Inverness and Loch Ness A group of friends visiting the Cairngorms National Park this winter were amazed to spot a white stag among a herd of red deer! This made us think about the wildlife of Inverness and Loch Ness and the many unusual […]

Spring has Sprung around Inverness and Loch Ness

As we all know, it has been a long, long winter! Around Inverness & Loch Ness the first snow fell in the hills back in early November. Now, here we are in April and the snow is still lying thick and deep high up! Great for skiers (all 5 of Scotland’s ski resorts are within 2 hours […]

The Best Alfresco Dining in Inverness and Loch Ness

The Highlands may not be known for alfresco dining. But really, it’s time to change this misconception! As summer arrives, there are some wonderful places to eat in Inverness and around Loch Ness with outdoor dining space. The perfect way to relax and enjoy Scotland’s clean, fresh air. Inverness Restaurants for Alfresco Dining Down by the River […]