River Ness

River Ness

River Ness
River Ness

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The River Ness, Scottish Highlands runs for 6 miles from Loch Dochfour, adjoining Loch Ness the home of Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster) through the centre of Inverness and out to the Beauly Firth.

The River Ness gives its name to the historic city of Inverness Scotland; through which it wanders - Inbhir Nis is Gaelic for Mouth of the River Ness. Within the city centre the River Ness appears like any other river however if you walk west towards the Great Glen you can see all it has to offer, including River Ness fishing, boat tours, many restaurants and nice walks.

There are many areas where you can look on to the River Ness, including hotels and restaurants and the Eden Court Theatre. The River Ness, Inverness centre is a short walk from the Museum and Art Gallery, Castle and the High Street. In the evening, the many bridges connecting the banks of the River Ness are lit up, providing a pleasurable after dinner walk after dining at one of the nearby restaurants.

Boat trips run along the River Ness right down to Loch Ness, where while looking out for Nessie you may also see some seals and dolphins. Along the River Ness you will see a wealth of birds and wildlife, you can enjoy a peaceful riverside walk while still being in the city, along the clear waters of the River Ness and dip your feet in at the Ness islands.

There are many Anglers' huts located along the river providing a warm welcome to visitors who are River Ness Fishing, at Little Isle, MacIntyre and Millstream. There are 16 pools along the River Ness, Inverness and a further 8 pools 4 miles up river of Inverness; licenses are required. Between January and October you can fish for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and if you keep really still you may catch sight of Nessie!