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Ness Side is in a perfect location to enjoy city living with the countryside on your doorstep.

Set amidst mature trees, timber trails and cycle paths with breathtaking park and river views – Ness Side is a gateway to the great Highland outdoors and all within walking distance of the amenities of the vibrant, family-friendly city of Inverness.

Community and open space are at its very heart, and cycle tracks and walking trails take you from your door into some of the Highlands’ most stunning scenery – as well as to both the leisure and essential amenities expected of a thriving, active city. The River Ness, Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal, offer endless opportunities and make stunning backdrops for long walks.

The active city centre of Inverness awaits. A recent study found Inverness has more cultural attractions per square mile than any other city in the UK, making it Britain’s most cultured city.

The Highland capital is a cultural hotspot boasting something for everyone. There are architectural gems, including Inverness Castle, St Andrew’s Cathedral and an original Victorian market with its independent traders, which complements the excellent high street and boutique shopping available in the city centre.

Moments from Ness Side you can be in the city centre or joining the major A96 or A9 routes that take you to Aberdeen or the Central Belt – or you can find yourself in splendid seclusion. You could say at Ness Side you have the best of both worlds.

Transport

Ness Side offers easy access to the A9, the A96 and Inverness’ international airport eight miles east of the city. Inverness Airport offers regular flights to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Amsterdam and beyond.

With the new west link road now open at Ness Side, the development also provides prime access to the west-side of the city and the A82, the gateway to the Great Glen.

On foot

Inverness Leisure Centre – 1 mile

Primary School – 1.2 miles

Secondary School – 1.7 miles

Superstore – 0.2 miles

Whin Park – 1.2 miles

Ness Islands – 0.8 miles

Caledonian Canal – 0.2 miles

By Car

Inverness Railway Station – 2.3 miles

Inverness Airport – 11 miles

Eastgate Shopping Centre – 2.4 miles

Loch Ness (Dores) – 6.5 miles

Eden Court – 2.2 miles

North Coast 500 – 2.4 miles

Education

Primary education is provided at Holm Primary School, which features a nursery as well as breakfast and after school clubs.

A new primary school is due to open in August 2021 at Ness Castle to serve Ness Side.

Secondary education is provided at Inverness Royal Academy, a brand new purpose-built school.

There are childcare facilities nearby at Inshes Retail Park.

Further education is fulfilled at Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Located at a brand new campus at Beechwood, Inverness College UHI is one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership comprising 13 colleges and research institutions and is the UK's leading tertiary education provider.

Health

Doctors surgeries are in the vicinity including Burnfield Medical Practice on Harris Road, Dunedin Medical Practice on Temple Crescent, Riverside Medical Practice on Ballifeary Lane and Cairn Surgery on Culduthel Road.

Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is the nearest major hospital with accident and emergency department.

Leisure

As well as being at the heart of a thriving economy with all the amenities of a modern city on your doorstep, Ness Side lets you truly make the most of your leisure time.

Nestled in mature woodland next to the River Ness and Caledonian Canal, a large landscaped corridor runs the length of Ness Side linking cycle paths and timber trails with activity and play areas and timber and stone seating features. These varied recreational spaces allow you to enjoy nature and the great outdoors on your doorstep.

Mountain ranges to the north, south and west dot the horizon while some of Scotland’s finest beaches are within a 30-minute drive.

The opportunities for some ‘you time’ are limitless. Golfers can tee off at the new King’s Course just across the river from Ness Side while the world class layouts at Nairn, Castle Stuart and Dornoch are a short drive away. For hillwalkers, there are many nearby Munros to be conquered. Skiers and snowboarders head to Cairngorm, The Lecht and Nevis Range. The Highlands really is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With a vast coastline stretching east and north there are breathtaking beaches for surfing, sailing, swimming or walking.

And don’t forget the dolphins, whales and endless marine wildlife that can be spotted nearby – there are even seals and inquisitive otters in the Ness.

The canal competes with the coast, with great rowing, kayaking, boating and stand up paddle boarding spots to be found just a short stroll from Ness Side.

For those looking to unwind, brilliant spas and boutique shops dot the area while whisky lovers can take advantage of the many world-famous local whisky and gin distilleries.

On your doorstep you have the spectacular Caledonian Canal, which is set to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2022. There is also Inverness Castle, the striking 19th century Inverness Cathedral and world renowned and atmospheric Culloden Battlefield, scene of the culmination of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.

Just over a mile away from Ness Side is the vibrant city centre of Inverness.

Much of the city’s cultural life revolves around Eden Court Theatre and the city’s live music venues and bars. From the latest arthouse films and world renowned theatre and dance groups, to traditional music nights and visits from international artists, there is always something worth catching after an early dinner at one of the city’s many fantastic restaurants.

Vue Cinema satisfies the urge to take in the latest blockbuster. Hours of family fun can be found at the Aquadome, Inverness Ice Centre and ten-pin bowling venue, Rollerbowl – each only a stone’s throw from Ness Side.

Shopping

Tesco’s Ness Side Superstore is within a short stroll from The Maples, while just along the Southern Distributor Road is an Asda store, as well as Inshes Retail Park, which features a Tesco superstore, Dobbies garden centre, and stores including Matalan, Deichmann Shoes, Dunelm and Hobby Craft.

Inverness Retail Park has a range of further big retail names including Next, The Range, Argos, New Look, River Island and Outfit.

Inverness City Centre, a short drive away, offers a range of outlets in the Eastgate Centre, Victorian Market, High Street and Old Town.

Opening Hours

  • Monday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Friday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:30 - 17:00
*In rare and exceptional circumstances our office hours may vary from the above. Please call ahead before making your journey to ensure a sales representative is available.

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