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Destination guide

Heritage and myth at Inverness holiday lettings

The far-flung capital of the Scottish Highlands is a place where myths and legends are as commonplace as potent whiskys and hearty haggis. Tales of the spine-tingling Loch Ness monster – Nessie – are told in Highland pubs. Stories of battle clashes with Vikings and Jacobite wars are still proudly remembered. And then there's the haunting, Shakespearean tragedy of Macbeth, oozing from the sandstone walls of Inverness Castle. Fairy tale lover or not, you're bound to be enchanted by the pubs with crackling fires and the chilly River Ness, the rising mountains of the Great Glen and the cosy Inverness holiday rentals that await.

Things to do

Attractions near Inverness holiday cottages

Inverness holiday rentals near Loch Ness are the place to go if you're a bona fide member of the monster hunting brigade. That long lake, enfolded by the peaks of the Great Glen, has become legendary as the home of the Loch Ness Monster – Nessie, for short. You can learn all about the eerie sightings of the underwater beast at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in nearby Drumnadrochit and even leave with your own cuddly monster souvenir. Others might prefer to tartan up at The Clansman Centre in Fort Augustus – about an hour from Inverness by car –and delve into traditional turf houses and Scottish armoury exhibits.

Activities

What to do near Inverness holiday homes

Inverness is where the Highlands meet the world. You can sway to the stirring skirl of bagpipes in the pubs, or sip smooth Scotch whiskys in the tasting rooms. You can cast the rod on fly fishing expeditions up the River Ness or seek out stories of long-forgotten Scottish clan kings in the castles. You can wax down the boots and conquer the rock-ribbed trails of Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail. You can unearth Bronze Age sepulchres at Clava Cairns. You can ride the funicular or even don the skis when there's snow on the Cairn Gorm Mountain.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Inverness holiday homes

Although Inverness looks handsome all year round, there's no question that summer is the best time to come for adventures along the hiking paths of the Great Glen and the River Ness, or for monster-hunting trips to Loch Ness. Months like June, July and August have far less rainfall than the winter months and can even clock temperatures of over 20 degrees. If your salopettes and skis are ready to ride the slopes of the Cairngorms, it's best to come in either January or February for snow coverage.

Natural features

Inverness – a gap in the Highlands

Inverness sits at one end of the Great Glen – a wide valley that carves through the heart of the Scottish Highlands. If you're eager to seek out rustic Inverness holiday rentals in the Highlands, you can look southwards to the famous peaks of the Cairngorms National Park. They soar to over 4,000 feet with Ben Macdui, drawing snow for skiers in the winter. To the north and west is the land of lochs, where grass-clad, thistle-topped massifs like Sgurr na Lapaich drop steeply into hidden lochs, like Monar and Mullardoch – a walker's paradise.

How to get there

Transport to and around Inverness

Fly into Inverness (INV), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Inverness Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Inverness holiday rentals

Kids will love the mysterious and fun attractions throughout Inverness. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near places like Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, a wildlife preserve with walkways to see birds, deer and marine mammals, and Urquhart Castle, a large, ruined castle overlooking Loch Ness with a visitor centre and cafe. Whin Park, a tranquil park with a playscape, small pond and row boats to rent, is also good for kids.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Inverness holiday homes

The enchanting beauty and unique history of Inverness make it ideal for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near romantic places like Eden Court Inverness, an arts centre with a variety of performances and films, and the Inverness Cathedral, a Victorian cathedral built of red stone and granite. You'll also enjoy Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, a contemporary museum with an eclectic Victorian collection of art, geological, and archaeological artefacts.

How many holiday rentals are available around Inverness?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,001 holiday lettings around Inverness. From 574 cottages to 574 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Inverness?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Inverness. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Culloden Battlefield: 537 holiday lettings
  • Moniack Castle: 524 holiday lettings
  • Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition: 505 holiday lettings
  • Inverness Castle: 554 holiday lettings
  • Fort George: 520 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Inverness listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Inverness?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 574 Cottages in Inverness. Our other popular types of Inverness holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 574 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 155 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Inverness?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 46 holiday homes with pool available in Inverness. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.