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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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  • I will never tire of strolling along the banks of the river in Inverness. The islands in the west of the City are a beautiful place to walk. And at the eastern end of the tiny city centre there are bo...  more »
  • The Ness is a river which flows through Inverness. That's about it really. Broad with landscaped baks it's pleasant enough to walk by on long summer nights but not a great attraction. 
  • This is a very easy access path which can be made longer or shorter by crossing alternative bridges - the views along the river towards the Cathedral and Castle plus the bridges themselves are wonderf...  more »