River Ness
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This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
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  • PaulSyracuse
    Syracuse, New York42 contributions
    Ness Walk
    We stayed in Inverness for a week and were able to walk along the river on both sides. We arrived in a Train from Edinburgh. After a couple of days we were able to orient ourselves to the city by relating it to the river. Going about a mile upriver there is a wonderful woods areato walk thru, which also has the Inverness Botanic Gardens across the river.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Laurie D
    36 contributions
    This river walk along the Ness is a treasure!
    Unexpected Google Map find! This river walk along the Ness is a treasure! The river is very clean, the walk paved and well maintained. The bridge allows easy access to fine restaurants if you are on the car park side of the river to start. Lots to look at and birds to enjoy on the stroll. There are lovely benches to just relax on every couple of hundred feet along both sides of the river. There is a picnic area in front of the coffee hut near the car park.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 May 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,029 contributions
    Nice Stroll
    We had great weather while visiting Inverness, so it was wonderful to find the footpaths along both banks of the river. Hard to believe it supports a fish population as it appears quite shallow. Walk to the end where you cross unto the islands and wander through the forest. Delightful.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 May 2023
  • scheherezadeVA
    Rockville, Virginia58 contributions
    River Ness walking trails: Amazing!
    Visited Inverness for 2 nights in May 2023. The river runs through the city and is easily reached from anywhere in town. Well marked trails on both sides of the River with pedestrian bridges to both sides and the little islands in the middle of the river. Stop along the way to see St Andrews Cathedral, the Inverness Botanical garden, the statue of the 3 Graces and the distillery/brewery. Grab an ice cream or snack from one of the food trucks. Revel in the natural beauty of the trail/ riverwalk
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Sharon W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,739 contributions
    Majestic river running through this beautiful city
    Really lovely river running through the heart of the city. I preferred the area around the river, lots of restaurants and bars. Pretty too as well as very majestic. We did the walk along and across the bridges and really enjoyed it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2024
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Sharon W
Nottingham, UK1,739 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Really lovely river running through the heart of the city. I preferred the area around the river, lots of restaurants and bars. Pretty too as well as very majestic. We did the walk along and across the bridges and really enjoyed it.
Written 10 February 2024
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Tootleaboot
Inverness, UK131 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Great place to visit Summer or Winter the “islands” are a lovely place to take a long slow stroll…..beautiful views all year round. Stunning views of the river in all its glory…..
Written 6 November 2023
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Virginia H
Ashland, VA132 contributions
Jul 2023
I have been to Inverness four different years in this century and there is always something new to see and learn along the river Ness in the city and out toward the Loch.
Written 22 July 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Nice river that runs through the city, lots of locals walking the dogs and exercising.

River a wonderful blue colour and great for photos, along the way lots of areas to eat, grab a coffee etc

If you like to go for walks in the morning and evenings then a great place for it
Written 21 July 2023
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SmartAM
Kolkata District, India138 contributions
Aug 2022
The River Ness in Scotland is a calm and lovely place. It's easy to walk along and everyone should visit. The river has pretty views and you can see the Inverness Castle . The water is clear and reflects everything around it, which looks really nice. There are benches where you can sit and relax, and in the evening, the river looks amazingly calm . You can also explore the old places nearby to learn about Scotland's history. The River Ness is a peaceful and pretty spot that you won't forget. Must Visit for a Evening walk

Written 27 June 2023
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scheherezadeVA
Rockville, VA58 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Visited Inverness for 2 nights in May 2023. The river runs through the city and is easily reached from anywhere in town. Well marked trails on both sides of the River with pedestrian bridges to both sides and the little islands in the middle of the river. Stop along the way to see St Andrews Cathedral, the Inverness Botanical garden, the statue of the 3 Graces and the distillery/brewery. Grab an ice cream or snack from one of the food trucks. Revel in the natural beauty of the trail/ riverwalk
Written 7 June 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,029 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We had great weather while visiting Inverness, so it was wonderful to find the footpaths along both banks of the river. Hard to believe it supports a fish population as it appears quite shallow. Walk to the end where you cross unto the islands and wander through the forest. Delightful.
Written 31 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laurie D
36 contributions
May 2023
Unexpected Google Map find! This river walk along the Ness is a treasure! The river is very clean, the walk paved and well maintained. The bridge allows easy access to fine restaurants if you are on the car park side of the river to start. Lots to look at and birds to enjoy on the stroll. There are lovely benches to just relax on every couple of hundred feet along both sides of the river. There is a picnic area in front of the coffee hut near the car park.
Written 24 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PaulSyracuse
Syracuse, NY42 contributions
Apr 2023
We stayed in Inverness for a week and were able to walk along the river on both sides. We arrived in a Train from Edinburgh. After a couple of days we were able to orient ourselves to the city by relating it to the river. Going about a mile upriver there is a wonderful woods areato walk thru, which also has the Inverness Botanic Gardens across the river.
Written 3 May 2023
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Victoria B
Raleigh, NC1,632 contributions
Sept 2022
Beautiful! It runs right through the middle of town and makes for very enjoyable walks on it's banks and across it on the bridges. Fantastic during the day or at night!
Written 24 April 2023
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