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River Ness, Inverness

4.6
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Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Plan to see River Ness and other attractions that appeal to you using our Inverness sightseeing planner.
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  • An extremely pleasant riverside walk, lovely views of the Castle. The water is crystal clear. Several bridges along the walk. Stopped off for an ice-cream at street vendor selling delicious Carte.....  more »
  • Beside this easy flowing river is a footpath that allowed us to leave the city centre centre behind. As we passed the many churches on both sides of the river the peace and quiet overtook the hustle.....  more »
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  • Beautiful river which is very popular with the tourists and locals alike. Great for walking and bird watching
  • Rainy days actually enhance the beauty! Also it will probably be sunny in about an hour anyway!

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