Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, visitors will find the area that covers the famous Loch Ness, the wonderful city of Inverness and the peaceful town of Nairn. An Inverness, loch Ness & Nairn holiday can offer a great many things for visitors, from learning about Scottish history to indulging in some adrenaline-fuelled outdoor pursuits. An Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of Scotland, as well as being a comfortable place to lay your head after a fun-filled day out.
An Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday has a wealth of opportunities when it comes to outdoor pursuits. Amongst the activities available outdoors visitors can indulge in a spot of fishing, cycling, sailing, diving, swimming, walking, tennis, golf, game hunting, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and horse riding. During the colder months (or at an indoor centre) visitors can enjoy sledding, skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. The area has many indoor activity centres with fitness suites, children's play areas and workshop programmes. Keen bird watchers, nature lovers, painters and photographers will fall in love with this part of Scotland thanks to the abundance of wonderful wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
Of course, Loch Ness is famous for its monster and it is possible to take a boat tour on the water to see if you can spot her! Inverness has many historical attractions such as the remains of Beauly Priory, Inverness Castle and the Old Church, which is the oldest building in the city. The town of Nairn has the Boath Doocot and Fort George on its outskirts.
No Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday would be complete without a visit to one of the most important places in Scotland, namely the Culloden battlefield. Located about 20 minutes out of the city, the battlefield was the place where the fate of the Scottish Jacobean uprising was sealed in the 18th century. The battlefield now has a visitor's centre which explains all about this brutal part in Scottish history. Visitors can also walk around the site by way of specially developed footpaths in order to preserve it.
Travellers on an Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday can expect to experience warm summers and very cold winters. The warmest months of the year to have an Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday rental cottage are June, July and August when the temperature during the daytime is around 17°C. The coldest months of the year are January, February and March when the temperature can fall as low as -2°C. The annual rainfall for the area is 33 inches.
Travellers on an Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn holiday can land at Inverness Airport (INV) which is located in the heart of the area. Air operators offering regular, cheap flights to the area include Flybe and easyJet. Passengers can leave from several airports around the UK including Southampton(SOU), Luton (LTN), London Gatwick (LGW) and Bristol (BRS).