River Ness (Abhainn Nis) Tours
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Sure, the River Ness (Abhainn Nis) might not be as famous as the nearby Loch with its monster, but that doesn't mean it's not worth wandering. In fact, the vast majority of Inverness' top attractions are situated along its shores, including Inverness Castle, Whin Park, Eden Court Theater and St. Andrews Cathedral. And of course, it culminates in Loch Ness. River Ness also houses the Ness Islands, which are extremely popular nature retreats for Inverness locals.
Though famous, the River Ness is no Nile. It stretches only about 12 miles (20 km) from where it begins at Loch Ness to where it empties into Beauly Firth. Little known fact: it's actually in the river, not the giant loch, that the first ever sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was reported.
River Ness is best experienced from Whin Park and the Ness Islands. Of course, it is also a nice cycle along the 12 miles (20 km) from Loch Ness to Beauly Firth if you have the time.
Address: River Ness, Inverness, The Scottish Highlands, Scotland
5 Tours and Activities to Experience River Ness (Abhainn Nis)
Nature and Wildlife
This biking tour around Inverness takes you to more places than you'd see on foot and to places that buses and cars cannot reach. The Waterways Tour rides along the River Ness and The Caledonian Canal, making many stops along the way to learn about the area from your guide who has lived in Inverness all their life.
An easy paced exploratory adventure around the historical city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Dine on produce from local rivers, our seas, our shores and the magnificent evolution of the traditional haggis, in its many glorious forms. Sample ales, whiskies and gins from our islands and glens, experiencing our culture in the best way possible, through the food! You will be met in an easy to find location at falcon square, situated directly next to the local transport network hub. From there, our local tour guide will take you to some of the lesser known spots, to give you an enlightened view of the beauty this area has to offer. It’s time for an adventure.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Inverness, the administrative and cultural capital of the Highlands, became Scotland's fifth city as part of the millennium celebrations. Affectionately called "Inversneckie" by the locals, the city lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. The city has a number of historic buildings, prominent landmarks and wonderful sights and has been a natural focus for lines of communication to and through the Highlands for the last two thousand years. Inverness is officially the happiest city in Scotland and we will try our best to help you to transform into a local during our private walking tour that will take you to the town's famous and lesser known landmarks and to some of our happy places like "The Salad Bar". You will also hear about the sons and daughters of the town and the life in Inverness then and now. Highlights: - Inverness Castle - River Ness - Old High Kirk - Abertarff House - Inverness Town House - and a few hidden gems
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Visit the city of Inverness as Claire Beauchamp/Randall/Fraser saw it. Learn about the massive changes she would have witnessed each time she traveled through time, from the 18th Century to the post WWII years and late 1960s. Visit key landmarks in Inverness and delight as your guide weaves historical facts with stories out of the Outlander series. Sorry, Jamie sightings not guaranteed.
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