The Ness Islands are situated on the River Ness, opposite the Bught Park, in the city of Inverness, Scotland. The first bridges to the islands were built in 1828, prior to their construction the only access to the islands was by boat. The original bridges were washed away in the flood of 1849 and were replaced in 1853-1854 by two suspension bridges designed by William Dredge.Put Ness Islands into our Inverness trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Inverness.
The Islands are a natural beauty spot and a popular walk with tourists and locals alike, as the islands are home to a number of imported species of trees and home to wildlife such as bats and otters and occasionally deer. The area includes play facilities for children, and the Ness Islands miniature railway.
Tours to Ness Islands
Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 1 day
Walking tour Inverness, 2.5 hrs, all points of interest included BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $21
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Ness Islands Reviews
Die Insel war ein Teil einer 5 stündigen Tour, die wir zu Fuss gemacht haben. Es ist hier wunderschön, ruhig, erholsam, romantisch, mit hohen Bäumen, Blumen, Picnicplätzen.....sehr schön zum Wandern. more »The island was part of a 5 hour tour that we did on foot. It is here beautiful, quiet, relaxing, romantic, with tall trees, flowers, picnic places..... very nice for hiking.
This can be a circular walk down one side of the Ness, walk across the bridges linking the islands in the centre to the opposite bank then back up the other side to cross again on a footbridge.Well wo... more »
Lovely wee walk / bikeride for the family. Lots of innovative use of natural resources - trees and landscape to form amusing and aesthetically pleasing, functional art. Lots of quiet spots to sit, take in the sights and enjoy the calm of the environs.
Absolutely beautiful. Went there during sunset hours on a Friday and it was very quite and tranquil. Lovely place to have a walk around on a sunny day.
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