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Make a holiday cottage in Inverness your home away from home

Known as ‘The Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness attracts visitors from all over the world in search of Scotland’s rugged and unique landscapes. HomeAway has a very large selection of holiday cottages in Inverness available, allowing guests to experience life in the Highlands with all the comforts of home. Inverness holiday cottages range from luxury manors to traditional Highland homes and cottages. The selection spans all budgets, often pets are welcomed, and many come with a variety of amenities including internet access. Inverness may be small, but it has a lot to offer. The city itself is one of the fastest growing in the UK and has a vibrant centre filled with excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Just outside the city and within striking distance is a multitude of natural attractions, both on land and in the water.

Things to do

-Sightseeing: The Old Town is the heart and soul of Inverness. The city sits on the banks of the River Ness and can trace its origins back to the 6th century when it was an important port town. Old Town Inverness contains many of the city’s historic treasures and is also packed with great restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops. Among the many highlights of Old Town Inverness are the Victorian Market, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and Inverness Castle.

-Family attractions: Loch Ness and what may or may not lie beneath its waters has fascinated visitors for decades. Those staying in holiday homes in Inverness will find that reaching the legendary loch is as easy as taking a cruise down the Caledonian Canal. Once at Loch Ness, there are a number of different activities to choose from. Cruises and fishing trips are two popular options. On land, visitors can enjoy hiking on their own on well-marked trails, or participate in an organised tour.

-Historical attractions: The Culloden Battlefield was the site of the final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It’s located just outside the city, a short drive from Inverness holiday cottages. In addition to the original battlefield, there is now a brand new visitor centre on site where visitors can learn about the events leading up to the battle and details about the battle itself.

-Nature: Moray Firth is an inlet just beyond Inverness that is famous for its dolphin watching. Bottlenose dolphins call the Firth their home year-round and are seen regularly. Other marine mammals that make occasional appearances include the harbour porpoise, pilot whale, and basking shark. Numerous tour operators organise cruises out into Moray Firth that depart from locations just outside Inverness throughout the year. If true seclusion is on the cards, take a bus journey north to Ullapool, where many ferry rides are available to nearby islands.

-Museums: The Titanic Museum is an interactive and evolving exhibition space dedicated to the ill-fated ocean liner. It features a 1:10 scale model of the ship, photographs and artwork related to the Titanic, and a model of one of the ship’s lifeboats. There are also several interactive exhibits on modern maritime practices to round out the museum. The Titanic Museum is open from 12pm - 5pm daily.

Weather in Inverness

Summertime is by far the most popular time to visit Inverness. This is when the city heats up to 18°C and receives an average of 12 hours of sunshine. Things cool off in September and October and winter temperatures can get pretty frosty. Be warned: rain is a part of life in Inverness. It rains pretty steadily across the seasons, but is less common in the summer.

Travel to Inverness

Despite its remote location, Inverness is surprisingly well connected. The Highlands and Islands Airport is just seven kilometres north of Inverness. The airport has a taxi stand and also operates a bus to Central Inverness, which is just 15 minutes away. Alternatively, visitors can take a train or bus, or drive directly to their holiday cottage in Inverness. Rail journeys from Edinburgh can take as little as three hours, but from London, between 9 and 15.

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    House #898508
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Cottage #722905
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        Cottage #6789331
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          House #8146207
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
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            House #1514578
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              Cabin #1985041
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                • 3 BR
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                Chalet #74717
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                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                  House #8123731
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Chalet #830955
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Cottage #6023204
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                        Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          Cottage #8129079
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            House #441785
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Cottage #731578
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                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #727795
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                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Cottage #1939313
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                                    Cabin #8067025
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      Cottage #1705384
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                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Bungalow #6720672
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                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
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                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            House #1987796
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                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #6185176
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                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                Apartment #8134781
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Cottage #1405462
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                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                    House #8156936
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Bungalow #8158069
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #6714126
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Bungalow #410949
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                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Cottage #1942623
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                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Bungalow #8113499
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                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                Farmhouse #8152043
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Farmhouse #1091419
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8069690
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                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
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                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
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                                                                          • Studio
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8069690
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                                                                              Chateau / Country House #8150530
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6479577
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Cabin #1988599
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    Cottage #1871520
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                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (41 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #838183
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                                                                                        Bungalow #1873166
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #8158191
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                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #6724967
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                                                                                              House #8150572
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #1017348
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1479352
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                    Caravan #1027571
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                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1763218
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Exceeded expectations; clean, comfortable, luxurious and brilliant location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed at the house with 4 other adults and it definitely exceeded or expectations. The three double bedrooms are all large with plenty of drawers and hanging storage and comfortable beds. The lounge again is a good size with a large flat screen TV and a wood burning stove, there's a good selection of books, games and a dvd player along with the free wifi and smart TV there is plenty to keep you entertained for a cold night in. The kitchen is high end and excellently stocked, all the pots pans, plates you could need and a good oven, toaster and microwave. The owner and previous guests had left loads of non perishables like sauces, spices, cereal, tinned soup, oats and all the cooking and washing up miscellaneous items which saved us quite a bit of money and hassle for a short self catering stay, they even supplied fresh milk, bacon, butter and bread for when we arrived! The location is great, Aldi supermarket is just over the road, 2 minute walk as is a good Chinese takeaway and there are a few lovely pubs and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. You can also easily walk over the bridge to the city center. There is only on street parking but it's a dead end road and there was always a space outside the house free. We couldn't have asked for more from our stay, a true bargin.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage, amazing service, highly recommended!!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fab cottage with everything you will need. Great for families too. Very warm and comfortable in a great location for getting all over the Highlands. Susan was a wonderful hostess helping with all your needs.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great weekend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely property, very large and spectacular views of the Cairngorms. Was a bit difficult getting to the house with roadworks ongoing. Would recommend to others.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017