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Exciting Highland Events in 2020

What’s on in the Highlands in 2020? As a new year begins, our thoughts turn to upcoming events and what we can really look forward to. Well, here in the Highlands, there is plenty going on. From Skye to Fort William, or Drumnadrochit to Inverness there are once again many great Highland events and festivals […]

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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 […]

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Scoop your Poop – a guide to having a responsible outdoor jobby

There are times when we’re all allowed a cheeky laugh at something. The occasional Biology class at school, perhaps, or a seagull stealing a child’s ice-cream. Well this blog talks about pooping responsibly outdoors in the countryside, and we won’t stand for any silliness here. Especially you there in the back. Calm down, Timkins. A […]

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Have Fun Whatever the Weather

Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day in Inverness and Loch Ness As summer turns to autumn here in Inverness and Loch Ness, we’re seeing a few more rainy days. But that isn’t stopping us from having fun! Our region offers a huge choice of indoor attractions and activities you can enjoy in all weathers! Castles and Museums […]

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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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5 Things to Look Forward To At Loch Ness Knit Fest 2019

From 16th to 20th October 2019, Loch Ness Knit Fest comes to Inverness Leisure Centre and we are already getting a little bit excited! Knitters, stitchers, weavers and crocheters from around the world will be arriving in Scotland for all things woolly and crafty. So, we’ve stitched together five things you can look forward to […]

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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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Myths and Legends Surrounding Loch Ness

The Myths and Legends of Loch Ness We all know about Nessie, but Loch Ness isn’t all about monsters. The famous Scottish loch has got many other tales to tell. Here, we have found a few Loch Ness myths and legends that you may not have heard of yet! Loch Ness Monster First thing’s first, the infamous Loch […]

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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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How the Ice Age moulded Inverness and Loch Ness

Explore interesting places where the ice age in Scotland left its mark around Inverness Here, the area around Inverness and Loch Ness has got lots to offer for those interested in history. For example, amazing historic sites like Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Cawdor Castle are to name but a few of the popular sites. However, the Inverness […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]