Get Cosy at Ness Walk Hotel

Winter is a spectacular time of year in the Highlands of Scotland. The air is cold and fresh and the landscapes glitter and sparkle. It’s a chance to take in the most glorious scenes and enjoy a wealth of winter attractions and activities. But then escape somewhere luxurious, get warm and snuggle up with someone special. And that’s where Ness Walk Hotel comes in! Our beautiful 5-star hotel is here to welcome you in from the cold, wine and dine you and keep you cosy.

Things to do this winter in the Scottish Highlands

If you’re planning a luxury winter break in the Scottish Highlands, here are a few ideas to keep you entertained.


The best time for stargazing in Scotland is from October to March, when the skies are at their darkest. Out in the Highlands, there is very little light pollution, which means you can see more stars and planets with the naked eye. Bring a telescope and you’ll see even more. You might even spot the Northern Lights.

A lone tree silhouetted against the night sky, Loch Pityoulish, Cairgorms National Park
See thousands of stars in the dark skies of the Scottish Highlands

Winter walks

A great way to take in the beautiful winter scenery is on a walk. While staying at Ness Walk Hotel in Inverness, you’ll find plenty of walks right on the doorstep. So wrap up warm and enjoy a tranquil walk along the River Ness, or step back in time at Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns. Choose your walk.

Festive fun

Celebrate the festive season with a delicious lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in our stunning Torrish restaurant. We have a wide range of offers and events for you to choose from, so join us for some festive fun this Christmas and Hogmanay! View our festive offers.

Christina putting a bauble on the Christmas tree
Join us at Ness Walk Hotel for sparkling festive celebrations

Snow sports

We are only about an hour’s drive from the Cairngorm Mountain snowsports centre, where you can ride on Scotland’s only funicular railway, and take part in skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. Find out more.

Warming whiskies

Nothing warms you up better than a wee dram in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Select something from our extensive bar, or why not visit one of our nearby whisky distilleries for a tour and a tasting? Local whisky distilleries.

Whiskies sat behind the bar
Warm up with a dram of Scotch whisky from the bar

Theatre breaks

Our luxury hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from Eden Court Theatre. So you can catch a live show this winter, from the Sleeping Beauty festive panto to Cinders! by the Scottish Ballet.

Get cosy at Ness Walk Hotel

Then return to Ness Walk Hotel for some 5-star relaxation. Nestle by the fire in our lounge and take in magnificent views over the River Ness. Indulge with delectable dining and get comfortable in your warm and welcoming hotel room. The next morning, tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast. Take a look at our seasonal offers and book your winter break in Inverness, Scotland, today.

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