Visit the heart of the Highlands when you holiday in Inverness-shire. The area boasts rugged coastlines and scores of unique towns and villages with natural splendours and glorious highland scenes to admire, just perfect for your memorable Scottish getaway.
Discover Inverness-shire on a Lodge Holiday
Head to Inverness, an ancient cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands with plenty to see and do. Step back in time when you visit the city’s Victorian Market, with ornate structural details and over forty shops and eateries, perfect for that unique souvenir. The area has tons of historical monuments, including Inverness Castle, an imposing and impressive ancient fortress. For a history lesson with a difference, head to the Culloden Battlefield, a carefully preserved historic site where the British battled the Jacobites.
Explore the visitor centre with exhibitions detailing the history of the area, or take a guided tour of the battlefield itself. For a bit of tranquillity, why not take a boat trip to the Ness Islands, a beautiful set of peaceful islands just perfect for nature lovers, with seals, birds, bats and deer.
Discover Scottish Lochs
Explore the epic landscapes of Great Glen, with immense lochs and sprawling mountains to traverse. Hike along the Caledonian Canal and explore the wilderness by boat, bike, or foot. It’s here that you will find the world-famous Loch Ness, the UK’s largest freshwater lake, renowned as the home of the mythic figure of the Loch Ness Monster. These mysterious and deep waters are truly glorious to behold. Here you can visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, or take a boat cruise across the loch – be sure to keep an eye out for the wildlife of the area, which includes schools of bottlenose dolphins.
On the south of the loch is the Falls of Foyers, a spectacular gorge waterfall dropping 140 feet into the waters below. There’s even a Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition containing the scientific equipment used to conduct searches for Nessie herself!
Head out to the island of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands with mountainous landscapes, rugged walking paths, and stunning coastal views. Swim in the magical and crystal-clear Fairy Pools, or hike up the Old Man of Storr and admire the epic landscapes. Settle in Portree, a little town with eateries, pubs and shops looking out to the harbour.
Hot Tub Holidays in Inverness-shire
Inverness-shire has so many options for your cosy hot-tub holiday. The Loch Ness Highland Lodges offer elegant holiday homes ideally positioned looking out to the famed Loch Ness. The park has its very own jetty where you can launch off onto the lake for canoeing, fishing, boating or kayaking. We love The Moorings, a spacious rustic lodge with high ceilings and sleeping up to four people.
The Kiltarlity Lodges are set in the beauteous city of Beauly. Here you’ll find traditional woodland lodges such as the Thistle 2 and 3, nestled in lush green landscapes with wonderful walks and wildlife. For true premium accommodation, head to the Wildside Highland Lodges, part of the Everymore Lodge Holidays Collection with a striking mountainous backdrop and an array of nearby walking trails.
The lodges are simply stunning, with riverside locations and woodburning fires, all carefully decorated with charming interiors and comfortable furnishings.