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Nice walk

5 minutes walk to the river ness from the Fairfield villa, beautiful walk in the summer, plenty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Buckhaven, United Kingdom
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Stunning views across the river and city. Great tourist attraction. Lovely walks for everyone to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

5 minutes walk to the river ness from the Fairfield villa, beautiful walk in the summer, plenty places to stop during your walk like pubs, restaurants and theatre.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views across the river and city. Great tourist attraction. Lovely walks for everyone to see the sights.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a unique experience seeing how much of the mystery of the lake is kept and used to inspire curiosity! It was a beautiful day in October, not too warm neither cold. I still keep a little handbag I got over there!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leticia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The water is very DEEP. We got a boat trip to the other side of the lock ness too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Using the well maintained path, start on Ness Bank near the Inverness Castle and head upstream until you get to the suspension bridges that connect the tree covered Ness Islands. Here cross to the west side and head back towards town. In all a pleasant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The River Ness as it flows through Inverness is lovely. We visited in December, after Christmas. All the lights made for a stunning nighttime vista. The riverside path is well maintained so makes for easy walking. Our hotel, the Mercure Inverness, overlooks the River Ness,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret Ann L
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

As you can see from other reviews, possible to do all sorts of things on the river. Wish we had time for a short boat trip but we spent time at Urqhart Castle instead (also highly recommended and a very short drive from the inner...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NotMolly
Reviewed January 2, 2019

I took a walk around the River Ness on a clear afternoon/early evening. The river is in close proximity to Inverness Castle/Museum and Art Gallery. If you cross the river on the opposite side, you will also find Inverness Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre within...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scothighlands
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Well maintained paths either side of the Ness make strolling past interesting streetscapes an enjoyable experience. Throw in shops, churches and the odd pub and a few bridges and there is lots to like.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruntypa
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We walked along the river from the Caledonian Canal to the city centre. Well maintained paths and nice views of the city and the bridges. You can easily see where the river burst its banks.

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 7, 2017|
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Response from lds1984 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean walking around ness islands, then it's as long as you like, you could speedwalk through them in ten mins, or stroll through in a couple of hours. We started on the south side of the river in town, walked along... More
Teresa C
March 26, 2015|
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Yes-I even managed to fit 8!
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Chicago, Illinois
What to do on Sundays in Inverness? (17 Replies)
I will be in Inverness on a Sunday (driving that day from Skye and departing from the airport Monday morning). It looks like all attractions are closed Sundays. Other than a walk along the river Ness, can anyone make suggestions? Should I just spend more time on Skye or make stops during the drive, and plan to arrive in Inverness just for the evening? Any suggestions appreciated!
April 06, 2017|
Response fromSunnyUnlimited|
The museum is quite good. Not sure if it is open on Sunday. Google will tell.And you can try The Mustard Seed for dinner.
Dallas, Texas
My 70+ dad interested in salmon fishing while in Inverness. (10 Replies)
I have neither love nor have knowledge about fishing. We will be in Inverness mid April for 4 days and my dad would love to go, ideally salmon, fishing. We will be in an apt by the River Ness. Anywhere nearby where a guide can take him ( and my mom), provide tackle/gear/eat for a good fishing experience. Is he allowed to keep what he catches? Thank you for any insight! B
March 26, 2014|
Response frompucktime|
There is an excellent tackle shop in Inverness, Grahams. I am sure they can assist you. Make sure everyone has plenty of layers of clothing and waterproofs as you will need them.
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advice for 8-9 day itinerary (5 Replies)
Hello TA friends, I'm planning a weeklong tour of Scotland in May, and I'm a little stuck on some parts of my itinerary (still researching) that I'm asking for some help with. I'll be traveling alone, and mostly using public transit. I don't mind driving, but I'm a bit nervous about driving on the opposite side of the road/car, and possibly fatigue after walking around various sites all day. I like walking around cities/towns, scenic views/hikes, a bit of history/castles but lower down on...More
April 23, 2015|
Response fromkarenlreyburn|
If you're on your own and can pack light, do the public transport thing definitely. The A82 is indeed not for the faint of heart. I love driving it, but I've got a little Mini Cooper and am familiar with the roads. Re Inverness, I particularly like Urquhart castle. Impressive, on the edge of the loch, plenty to see. Is outside of the city but worth doing.