Inverness-shire in the North of Scotland is a popular holiday destination having much to appeal to visitors planning a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. This stunning Highland landscape, created from ice and fire, is one of the oldest places on earth. From the picturesque seaside villages of Applecross and Plockton on the West Coast to the historic city of Inverness on the east coast, there are some beautiful Highland Cottages in stunning locations to guarantee a memorable holiday at any time of the year. At its heart, from whiskey trails to winter sports, the Cairngorms, home to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain offer a fascinating choice of activities and places to visit ranging from historic castles and Highland Clan museums to ice-climbing and skiing.
Scotland’s most famous loch, Loch Ness lies just south of Inverness. Go in search of Nessie while walking its picturesque shoreline, or take to the water on a pleasure cruise or through renting a boat. Discover the history of the Loch Ness Monster at the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. Stick to the boating theme, and take a trip on the Caledonian Canal which crosses Scotland from east to west through Loch Ness and the Great Glen.
It’s not just the dramatic landscape that draws visitors to Inverness-shire: history is etched into every facet of this attractive County. This is the land of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Jacobite Rebellion and battles between clans. Visit the Highland Life Museum in Newtonmore, the ruins of Glenurquhardt Castle and the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.
Visitors can safely venture forth from their holiday cottages to eat: You will dine well in these parts. Choose from award-winning menus in Applecross or head to Beauly just north of Inverness, not just a pretty village offering excellent fishing, but a real food lovers’ paradise as well boasting a splendid choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes.