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Tourism - Inverness, Great Glen, Moray and Speyside

The sites included on this page relate to Inverness, Great Glen and the southern shores of the Moray Firth and Speyside. And of course Nessie pops up from time to time...

There are other separate pages for sites covering all of the Highlands and the following regions:

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Inverness City

Inverness is justifiably proud of being designated a "city" (a designation awarded by the monarch and not necessarily due to size) and this site focuses on people coming to visit the "capital of the Highlands" with pages on how to get there, accommodation once you've arrived, places to explore (including Loch Ness, Culloden battlefield and the Caledonian Canal), where to shop and where to wine and dine. Culture, art and the Gaelic language are covered too, along with sport and "what's on."


This site describes accommodation, restaurants and tours available around Inverness and Loch Ness plus brief descriptions of Ross-shire, Caithness and Sutherland, the West Highlands and Fort William, with things to do while in the area. There is also a useful set of links to associated accommodation web sites, including Glengarry Castle .

mi inverness

Find out about all the latest Eating, Leisure, Entertainment and Retail promotions and events. You can get the information from the website or download a free mi inverness smartphone App.

Nessie on the Net

Not just Nessie but Highland Games, cows and sheep plus a small set of Pictures of the Real Highlands. There is a long narrative description of Loch Ness itself and one solitary photo of Drumnadrochit to prove that it exists, like Nessie?

Loch Ness Destination Guide

Lots of pages of useful information about Loch Ness and Inverness, including things to do, golf, days out, eating out, the environment, travel and accommodation. And don't miss the large (over 150 graphics) photo gallery.

Nessie's Grotto

This is a site for children of all ages from 9 to 90, it takes a light-hearted look at various aspects of the Nessie story including "Did Nessie help the American Revolution?" and "What Does Nessie Eat?" There are also pages on Urquhart Castle, beside Loch Ness, Nessie Sightings - and Nessie's favourite music.

Loch Ness Information Site

Presents a lot of comprehensive pages on the "evidence" for Nessie plus some related pages on such aspects as fish and other vertebrates, natural history, climate - and folklore.

Loch Ness Information Site

Dedicated to the understanding of the Loch Ness Monster Mystery, with Nessie facts, pictures, tourist information and accommodation.

Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is a foot path which runs from Fort William (also the northern terminus of the West Highland Way) on the shore of Loch Linnhe north-eastwards, following the Great Glen, to Inverness. The site has some great photos and the route on maps.

Jacobite Cruises

Based in Inverness, Jacobite has a fleet of luxury cruise boats, working with a fleet of luxury coaches organising Loch Ness and Caledonoan Canal cruises, charters and tours. Discover more about this part of Scotland, its rich history and dramatic scenery accompanied by commentaries and stirring, evocative Scottish music.

South Loch Ness Activities

Detailed listings of tourist attractions, loch Ness cruises, heritage, sport and activity holidays available at Loch Ness. Plus holiday accommodation including self catering cottages, chalets & lodges. B&B bed and breakfast, guest houses, hotels, holiday Inn, timeshare and other accommodations, in the South Loch Ness area of Scotland.

Abriachan Nurseries

Established in 1984 and located on the shores of Loch Ness, this family run Highland garden has a mix of native and exotic plantings with winding woodland paths edged by mossy stone walls, leading up the hillside to stunning views out over Loch Ness. The Plant Nursery sells a wide range of hardy and unusual plants and is well known for its range of shrubs, perennials and alpines. Open daily from February to November from 9 am to 7 pm (or dusk if earlier). The Gardens are also open under the Scotland's Garden Scheme and provides free access to members of the Royal Horticultural Society.

This is Moray

This is an online magazine for the county of Moray and it offers local and tourist information and services to the people of Moray and to the global community. So in addition to local information for locals (such as business links, tradesmen, education etc) there are many pages on attractions, activities, entertainment, shopping, food and drink, travel links, accommodation of all kinds and what's on in the area. And individual towns and villages from Aberlour to Tomintoul and all points in between get their own illustrated page.

Highland Wildlife Park

Lying in the Spey Valley between the Cairngorms and the Monadhliath Mountains, the Highland Wildlife Park was opened in 1972 and presents the amazing variety of animals found in present day Scotland, and then those that roamed hundreds, even thousands of years ago. It is now part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Kimberley Inn, Findhorn

While this Web site is mainly to draw attention to the food and drink available in the Inn, there is also information on Findhorn and its history plus a gallery of pictures.


On the Moray Firth, Burghead has the largest Pictish Fort in Scotland and the Web site has artists impressions of what it may have looked like. There are also pages on the traditional Burning the Clavie, a fire festival which takes place annually on 11 January, and the unique to Scotland Dark Ages Burghead Well, cut out of the living rock with a flight of steps leading down to a chamber, within which is sunk a tank fed by springs.

The Official Speyside Way

Descriptions, illustrations and maps of the Speyside Way which links the Moray coast with the edge of the Grampian Mountains, generally following the valley of the River Spey. There are separate pages on each section of the entire route, including:

Undiluted Scotland

An on-line guide to short breaks, vacations, activities and events in and around Speyside and the Spey Valley including visitscotland's Malt Whisky Trail and the Johnstons cashmere centre. There is also sailing and water sports, golf in Scotland, fishing, skiing and winter sports, walking and cycling in Speyside and the Speyside Way, the famous Moray Firth dolphins, accommodation from fine hotels to first class self catering lodges, guest houses and bed and breakfasts.

Clanland and Sealpoint

Clanland and Sealpoint is a visitor attraction set on the shore of the Cromarty Firth in the heart of Munro country. The centrepiece is the fully restored 18th century grade A listed Rent House of Foulis. There are also informative and educational history and wildlife exhibitions.

Strathnairn Heritage Page

Historical and cultural and genealogical information including a map, relating to the parishes in the valley of the Nairn River in eastern Inverness-shire.

Visit Nairn

This site is designed to help you find accommodation in and around Nairn on the Moray coast, listing Bed & Breakfast establishments, Guest Houses, Self Catering and Hotels. There are also pages about Nairn, events, an eating out guide and local news.

Kincraig, Insh and Feshiebridge

Describing these towns in Badenoch and Strathspey, the site has illustrations of the area and narrative pages on items of local interest such as the Highland Wildlife Park and RSPB Insh Marshes and historical aspects such as the Picts and the Wolf of Badenoch plus the Ruthven Barracks.

Aigas Field Centre

Aigas is Scotland's longest running nature centre providing ready-made and tailor-made holidays for all. Their programmes include bird watching, history & archaeology, wild animals, castles & gardens and many others. Facilities include badger & pine marten hide, beaver hide, bird hide, and beautiful freshwater loch. Aigas - sharing the wonders of the wild Highlands for over 30 years.


Ardesier is a small village located on the Moray Firth, east of Inverness. The site recalls the history of the area, in particular the Battle of Culloden - and Fort George which is close by and which was constructed in the aftermath of the defeat of the Jacobites. More recent history is given in the form of early photographs of the community and there are pages on local accommodation and businesses.

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Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

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