The Highlands of Scotland are recognised as one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. Breathtaking scenery, clan history and culture, plentiful castles, majestic lochs, world class golf courses, the iconic North Coast 500 route, whisky distilleries and many activities around the scenic hills and glens, makes the Highlands the perfect destination.
Taking in the dramatic canopy of trees, the gated entrance and the sweeping driveway that leads up to Ness Walk, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the middle of the Scottish countryside. But what makes this Highlands hotel so unique is its promise of a beautifully secluded atmosphere right in the heart of the vibrant city of Inverness.
This idyllic retreat is nestled on the leafy banks of the River Ness, just ten minutes from the world-famous Loch Ness and its tales of a mysterious monster lurking in its depths. Highland hospitality is one of many gems to be discovered at Ness Walk, not least of which is the Grade B listed building itself. Originally a 19th-century house, it has been lovingly restored to unify its magnificent period features with contemporary architecture in a flawless fusion of old and new.
A passion for local produce is at the core of Ness Walk’s dining experience, and the quintessentially Scottish cuisine at Torrish – a firm fixture on the Highlands’ gastronomic map – is not to be missed. The Torrish bar is equally alluring, its open fire, high corniced ceilings and lavish furnishings providing a coolly sophisticated setting for indulging in a wee dram of Scotch whisky or a signature Ness Legend cocktail (well, when in Rome…).
Need to Know
Number of rooms
Check-in at 3.00pm
Check-out at 11.00am
A firm fixture on the Highlands’ gastronomic map, our restaurant Torrish delivers an exceptional dining experience! Located in the original 19th-century drawing room, there’s a strong sense of occasion with unspoiled views over the River Ness.
The menu in Torrish is a winning mix of curiosity, discovery and adventure! At its core is the finest local produce to be found in the Highlands; we ensure your experience is rich in flavour, texture and innovation. Our Executive Chef works with his own local forager and organic vegetable farm to grow his supply of vegetables and salads. He can also be seen regularly in our herb garden, clipping the freshest herbs used to enhance the dishes – it’s that local and fresh! This delectable menu is complimented by an impressive wine list of 154 bins……and growing.
Also worth knowing
In addition to Torrish, we have the original art deco terrace looking out over the courtyard and down to the riverside. A wonderful spot for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks.
Furthermore, Ness Walk has introduced a brand-new outdoor riverside bistro for 2021. Here, guests can indulge in freshly caught langoustines and explore the extensive cocktail list created by their mixologists.
Ness Walk is easily accessible for 3 championship golf courses, hunting, fishing and plentiful walking routes. Stunning scenery is what we boast about most! Our fleet of luxury vehicles can transfer you to many of the local golf courses and beauty spots.
Interesting extras - bedrooms
Laurel, Oak and Cedar Bedrooms
The bedroom design is influenced by the seasonal landscape surrounding the Highlands with a flow of soft colours and textiles. The bespoke carpet has been designed to reflect the eddies of the river Ness and the design symbolically calms around your bed! Each room is finished to the very highest level of detailing; impressive marble, crisp linens, luxurious leathers and warm velvets combine to create a sanctuary to relax and unwind.
Impressive detailing reaches new heights in our two suites. Both bright and flooded with light, we introduce to you the Rowan and Wellingtonia Suites.
At 90 sqm, the Wellingtonia Suite is undoubtedly the “best room in the Highlands.” Abundant space to arrive, settle in and spread out! Lavish furnishings and décor create a contemporary but elegant space, complete with a serene lounge and private dining. Filled with natural charm, it is an idyllic setting for both entertaining and relaxing. Named after our beautiful 200-year-old Wellingtonia tree, this suite is as impressive as its namesake. The Rowan Suite is a two room, 54sqm sanctuary with windows looking over the tree line canopy. Your spacious lounge and dining area provides a “home from home”. And with little touches such as a Ness Walk cashmere throw, the little luxuries complete a memorable stay.
Adorned with brass finishes, large mirrors, and luxurious velvets and leathers, the bar at Ness Walk delivers a sanctuary of cool sophistication. Discover a cosy corner, allow the conversation to continue and sink into a beverage list offering more than just a little bit of theatre!
Allow our experienced mixologists to take you on a journey that provides a unique take on classic cocktails and drinks. Offering an extensive collection of Scotland’s most famous export, our collection of whiskies are selected from iconic distilleries from the corners of Scotland.
A great place to relax, unwind and sample some real Highland hospitality
Laurel Bedrooms range from £120 in low season to £350 in high season. This is inclusive of VAT at 20% and a la carte breakfast.
Offers & Packages
Romantic Highland breaks…
“Your love is the only reason to wake up each morning” And imagine awakening in the romantic surroundings of one of our truly lavish suites – the Rowan and Wellingtonia. A dozen red roses (of course!) will welcome you. A chilled bottle of champagne to toast your romantic getaway (why not?). Your Suite Love indulgence at Ness Walk has begun. A truly romantic Highland getaway.
Our Suite Love offer includes:
Overnight accommodation in the grandeur of the Rowan or Wellingtonia Suite
Chilled bottle of Delamotte Champagne on arrival
Three course A La Carte dinner for two in Torrish
Late check-out at 12 noon
Feel the warmth from the traditional fireplace as you indulge in a 3 course A La Carte dinner in our intimate restaurant Torrish. With a menu filled with creativity and flair, let our Executive Chef Craig Douglas take your taste buds on a culinary journey. Then round off the evening by exploring our collection of malt whiskies and cocktails, served by our energetic mixologists.
As the evening comes to a close, escape to your private sanctuary where a wonderful night’s sleep is guaranteed! Don’t worry about an early rise, we have you covered. Sleep in and when you’re ready we will serve a delicious A La Carte breakfast in your suite and you can make the most of your late check-out at noon.
Book your romantic Highland break today…
Our Suite Love offer is from just £240 per person per night*.
*T&Cs: Please note that this offer is subject to availability. This offer cannot be combined with any other deal. It excludes the dates 24th, 25th and 31st December. Payment will be taken prior to arrival during the pre-check-in call as per our Safely Sound Programme.
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From A9 South (Perth) - Follow the A9 until you reach the Longman Roundabout just before the Kessock Bridge. Take the first exit here onto the A82. Follow the A82 until you reach the end of Kenneth Street. Here you will turn left onto the B861 before turning right onto Ness Walk. Follow Ness Walk and then turn left onto Bishops Road. Then turn left again onto Ness Walk and follow the road. Ness Walk Hotel will be signposted on the right.
From A82 (Loch Ness) - Follow the A82 until you reach Ballifeary Lane. Turn right onto Ballifeary Lane and follow the road until you see Ness Walk on your right.
Inverness station is a 2 minute drive from the hotel.
Inverness Airport is a 15 minute drive.
Attractions Near Ness Walk
Weddings at Ness Walk
Celebrate with friends & family in the splendour of our Riverbank Room at Ness Walk. This room is the embodiment of style, oozes class and can welcome up to 80 wedding guests. With a south facing glass wall offering beautiful views out across the courtyard and the River Ness, allow natural light to illuminate your wedding day. Alternatively, when the evenings are short of light, let our elegant overhanging statement lighting provide an atmosphere of both intimacy and warmth. Complete with bespoke carpeting, this idyllic setting is filled with a unique charm and personality for your special day.
Need to know
Wedding facilities and features
Riverbank Room can welcome up to 80 wedding guests. The glass wall can be pulled back onto the courtyard for pre-dining drinks or receiving line.
Wedding menu options
With exquisite fine dining prepared by our Executive Chef Craig Douglas and his team, Ness Walk will deliver a culinary experience that defies expectations and leaves your guests astounded. Menus are seasonal using the wonderful Scottish larder so abundant in the Highlands.
A bespoke package can be tailored for each couple by our in house wedding coordinator.
Ness Walk is close by the Inverness Cathedral, Bishops Palace and the registrars office.
Wedding planning services
Dedicated in house wedding coordinator with lots of experience and all the right connections!
Meetings at Ness Walk
Day delegate rate: from £40
24-hour delegate rate: from £175
Maximum number of delegates: 100