Plan the perfect holiday (or vacation) in Scotland around our Loch Ness and Inverness Attractions. The Scottish Highland region of Inverness and Loch Ness is the perfect place to give you an all-around experience of Scottish culture, wildlife, history and hospitality. The area is steeped in history, surrounded by mystery and teeming with the untamed wilderness! What’s more, with the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, you’ll find that even travelling to your next destination is an awe-inspiring adventure in itself. There is no end to the many things to do and places to see in Inverness and around Loch Ness. From ancient Scottish castles and historic battlefields and 18th-century fortresses to historic houses, burial grounds, and chambered cairns.
If you’re looking for some outdoor activities we have plenty of watersports and outdoor sports. Plus our highland region is inundated with natural wonders. Visit a Scottish RSPB nature reserve, walk to one of our many dramatic waterfalls or cruise Loch Ness. When it comes to amazing Loch Ness and Inverness visitor attractions for the whole family, whatever the weather, you won’t be disappointed! For more ideas on how to spend your time, download a visitor map showing all attractions around Inverness and Loch Ness. The region also offers outdoor sports and activities on and around Loch Ness for the adrenaline junkies amoungst us.
Use the map below to plan your visit to Inverness and Loch Ness. Select from our Scottish visitor attractions on the map or browse through the boxes below.
As anyone who has ever visited the Scottish Highlands knows, there’s more to Loch Ness and Inverness than the Loch Ness monster. The multitude of nearby attractions include castles, most notably Urquhart Castle, historic battlefields, whisky distilleries, botanical gardens, bowling, ancient sites and engineering marvels such as the Caledonian Canal. After a day out exploring all that Loch Ness and Inverness have to offer, what better way to relax and unwind than by spending an afternoon or evening at the theatre or cinema? For the seasoned shopper and bargain hunter alike, some retail therapy at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, old Victorian Market, charming boutiques, vintage stores and everything in between is a great way to spend a day in Inverness.
Here in the Highlands, we’re no strangers to myths and legends. The mystery surrounding our famous Loch and its elusive monster is, well, legendary. It’s why visiting Loch Ness in search of signs of the world’s most beloved beastie is a favourite pastime for anyone visiting the area. Enjoy a bit of monster hunting for yourself with a cruise on Loch Ness. Or visit one of the award-winning exhibitions to help you separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to the Nessie legend.
Loch Ness and Inverness are famous for its outdoor sports and activities, given it’s rugged, yet beautiful and vast landscapes. From Skiing, rock climbing and hill running to cycling, mountain biking, windsurfing, canoe trails and so so much more. See out Outdoor Activities & Sports pages for more information on what to do and where to go.
A gateway to the rest of the Highlands, Loch Ness and Inverness is the perfect base for exploring further afield. For anyone looking to take the road less travelled, we have a number of wonderful one-day self-drive car tours that visit many of our top Loch Ness and attractions, so please enjoy researching the area through the website and remember, you can contact us any time if you need help or advice with anything.Read more
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