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River Ness, Inverness

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River Ness flows from Loch Ness to the Beauly Firth, running through Inverness and Loch Dochfur. It is one of the most important waterways in Scotland, and along its shores are Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Eden Court Theatre, and St. Andrew's Cathedral. The river flows through the center of Inverness and is traversed by many bridges that connect both sides of the city. You'll also find the Ness Islands where nature walks and fishing are popular activities with nearby facilities for sports and leisure. Take a short cruise down the river and peer into the water where you may see the Loch Ness Monster lurking in the shadows. By using our Inverness vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to River Ness and other attractions in Inverness.
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Where to stay in Inverness

You’ll easily find bed and breakfasts and guesthouses convenient to the center of town in Inverness, from the cozy to more large-scale places, often with a view down to the River Ness, which later joins Loch Ness. For more affordable accommodation, look for a few budget hostels, as well as camping and caravan sites. If you've got a car, consider staying just outside the city in a quiet village, where you can explore the city by day and nature by evening. Since this is the largest city in the Highlands, you'll probably be able to find something last minute, but if you have a specific type of accommodtion in mind, it's a good idea to book in advance.
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  • The River Ness is absolutely gorgeous to stroll along no matter the weather. I would definitely recommend checking out the small islands further down from town!  more »
  • If you're looking to stretch your legs or want a running path, you can do both along the river. In the residential area (on the side of Inverness Castle), it is a lush, leafy green walk with beautiful...  more »
  • Keep yourself fit by going on a lengthy walk around the River Ness. There are many different distances that you can come up with by crossing over the various bridges found up and down the river. It is...  more »