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

Scotland doesn’t get much more magical than when you go on Christmas breaks in the Highlands! The Scottish Highlands are special all year round, but they take on a special feeling around Christmas. It is truly magical in the city of Inverness with canopies of Christmas lights creating a cosy feel over some of the […]

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Autumn Adventures in Inverness and Loch Ness

Things to do in Autumn around Inverness and Loch Ness Well, summer has passed and the days are getting shorter. But, did you know that autumn is a great time to visit the Scottish Highlands? The crowds have gone and the roads are much quieter. Thus it is generally a much more peaceful and relaxing […]

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Our Guide to Cycling around Loch Ness

Cycle the Loch Ness 360° Trail Last summer, the Loch Ness 360° Trail, a brand new walking and cycling route, opened in Scotland. This route connects the Great Glen Way and the South Loch Ness Trail into one loop around the iconic Loch Ness. This is a ride of a lifetime. With breathtaking views, ancient […]

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Interesting Loch Ness Facts

Who Knew? Fun-tastical Facts About Loch Ness Thousands of visitors come to Loch Ness every year for the beautiful scenery and to catch a glimpse of the Loch’s famous resident, but there is more to Loch Ness than mountains and monsters! Here, we have put together some interesting facts about Loch Ness that you may […]

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Where to see Highland Cows in Inverness

Top 4 Places to See Highland Cows in Inverness Scotland’s iconic Highland cows often called hairy coos by the native Scots, are a must-see. These magnificent creatures are widespread all across Scotland. They usually roam around diverse routes and locations. Spotting Scottish Highland cattle can be difficult if you do not know where to look. […]

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The Best Al Fresco Dining in Inverness and Loch Ness

The Highlands may not be known for al fresco dining. But really, it’s time to change this! As summer approaches, 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 Al Fresco Dining Down by the […]

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Explore Our Highland Wildlife

Meet our fantastic wildlife! Are you looking to explore Highland wildlife? If so then read on and see where to can catch a glimpse of a variety of Scottish species. With an abundance of unspoilt countryside, nature reserves, beautiful forests and lochs and rivers, we have thriving habitats and a vast array of wildlife within! […]

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The Best Hiking Trails Around Inverness And Loch Ness

Our Top Three Hiking Trails 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. Meall Fuar-mhonaidh […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The South Loch Ness Trail

For anyone visiting Loch Ness, one of the best ways to enjoy the majesty and wonder of the Scottish Highlands is on foot. Luckily, for the avid explorers or adventurers out there, walking routes in the region are many and varied. And one of our favourite Loch Ness hiking trails has to be the South […]

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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 […]

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The Secret of the Serpent Stone

Today we have a guest post from long time Nessie hunter and Loch Ness mystery blogger Roland Watson, who shares an intriguing discovery he made on the shore. Roland is an engineer working in Edinburgh who has had an interest in the Loch Ness Monster since his teenage years and visits the loch every year for the […]

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In Search of the Real Dun Bonnet

Dun Bonnet’s Cave in Foyers Today we went in search of a cave. Bonaid Odhair Cave to be exact. (Also known as Dun Bonnet’s Cave). This once little-known cave has been made famous by the popular Outlander series. In series 3, we saw main character Highlander Jamie Fraser hiding in here, and nick-named Dun Bonnet. […]

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 […]