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Spring has Sprung in Scotland

Spring Activities in Inverness and Loch Ness Spring in Inverness and Loch Ness has an array of Spring Activities up its sleeves! And one of our first major local events is Etape Loch Ness on Sunday 26th April 2020. And the 5,000 cyclists are in for a treat! As, by the end of April, Scottish wildflowers will be in […]

New, exciting challenges for the New Year!

Runners and cyclists love Inverness and Loch Ness for the scenic routes to explore and fantastic races to enter, but are you ready for a new sporting challenge in Scotland this year? Perhaps you want to take on a marathon, ultra-marathon or even a duathlon in Scotland? We’re very excited about Scotland’s newest long-distance trail […]

Glen Affric in Autumn trees and river

Inverness to Beauly, Glen Affric & Drumnadrochit – North Loch Ness Itinerary

The beautiful northern shore of Loch Ness is a perfect route to take to experience Scotland’s history, culture and essence. Travelling from Inverness to Drumnadrochit via Beauly and Glen Affric is a beautiful trail. Here’s how to make the most of it. Taking a northern route around the top of the loch from Inverness to […]

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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 […]

Glen Affric with Autumn colours

Exploring Glen Affric’s Autumn Colours

Glen Affric Walks this Autumn After a lovely summer around Loch Ness and Inverness, autumn has definitely arrived now and the trees are changing colour. And when you think of autumn colours in the Highlands, the first place that will probably come to mind is beautiful Glen Affric. In autumn, Glen Affric walks are simply spectacular! […]

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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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A Nature Reserve in the Heart of the Highland Capital

Explore this hidden gem in Inverness – a must-do for wildlife enthusiasts! If you are a wildlife enthusiast then come and see a Highland Nature Reserve which is a hidden gem! Of course, the most famous Nature Reserve in our area is the amazing Glen Affric. However, there is another hidden gem for nature lovers right […]

Beautiful Glen Affic in Autumn, view of a loch

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 […]

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 […]

Car-Free Holidays in Inverness and Loch Ness

Many of our Inverness and Loch Ness visitors arrive in the area by air or rail. And although hiring a car is very popular, it’s not a must. Whether you prefer a car-free holiday to help our environment or because you’re a bit wary of driving on the left and on single-track roads, there are […]

Lower foyers view over Loch Ness

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 […]

Inverness Castle in Inverness

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 […]

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Inverness and Loch Ness: Fun Facts

Fun and Interesting Facts about Inverness and Loch Ness Here at Visit Inverness Loch Ness, we work endlessly to ensure the ultimate Highland Holidays in Scotland for you! That means helping you to live like a local when you’re with us. As such, each month we like to add a new Fun Fact to our […]

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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. […]

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The Highland Midge

How to avoid Midges in the Scottish Highlands If you have never been to the Highlands before, you may have heard stories of the dreaded Scottish midge. A tiny two-winged fly that moves in swarms, generally near water or marshy areas, and bites unsuspecting passers-by. But don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you may think! With […]