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Its beautiful

walking along the river ness and ness islands is absolutely beautiful and picturesque! a great way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Daniela H
Berlin, Germany
Beautiful Scenery

River Ness has fantastic scenery from mouth in to Moray Firth through centre of Inverness and south... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aberdeen, 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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“lovely walk” (79 reviews)
“both sides” (66 reviews)
“small islands” (20 reviews)
Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

walking along the river ness and ness islands is absolutely beautiful and picturesque! a great way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Daniela H
Reviewed 4 days ago

River Ness has fantastic scenery from mouth in to Moray Firth through centre of Inverness and south to Loch Ness home of Famous Nessie

Thank jamesrP8690QM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inverness is not to be missed if visiting northern Scotland or taking connections to Isle of Skye or other touristy places. A small town which has the iconic River Ness flowing right in the middle of it. Flanked by thick trees, cathedral and old houses,...More

Thank Sonal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you find such a good walk in the middle of a city, the walk from the castle around the ness islands and back again was a real treat

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was part of highland tour package from viator.com, one of the must see in Scotland . We found a great weather and our tour guide was great in providing all minute details . The cruise was not so exciting but the castle was great

Thank Syed_A_Kamal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here at the end of a tour. It's fun to see the river and hear about the legend of the Loch Ness monster. The walkway is very peaceful and the river is beautiful. The highlands are gorgeous in general and this is no...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was on the banks of the river Ness also over looking Inverness Castle. Only thing I can say I have never seen such a fast flowing river, I live on the banks of the river Humber, sure the Ness flows faster.

Thank batladforever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely circular walks by the river. From the town centre towards the sea locks into the Caledonian canal, past some good restaurants or the other way across the swing bridge and on to the island. You can also hire a bike and cycle the pathway...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk south for 2km on the west side from Ness Bridge as far as the Ice Centre, cross over via the nearby bridge and walk back (or take the bus) - take in the island too.

Thank Observer2908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Loch Ness and Urquart Castle in early October and was lucky enough to have relatively clear weather and no rain! Riding on the Loch was a truly incredible experience I’ll never forget.

Thank Lita V
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8 April 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
27 March 2015|
Response from filthiestfish |
Yes-I even managed to fit 8!