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Ness Islands, Inverness

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The Ness Islands (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Nis) 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.

The islands are a walking spot for tourists and locals alike, and 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.
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  • These are 2 islands near Bought Park that are connected by bridges to each other and to both banks of the River Ness. The islands have been used to create a woodland landscape with both pedestrian...  more »
  • Good for picnics or just a walk. Lovely mature trees, and arty wooden benches. Haven of peace. Nice to wander around after a visit to the botanical gardens nearby.  more »
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  • Gorgeous and peaceful walks by the river, not far from the centre. We'd love to see it at night because it looked well lit, I can imagine it wild be very pretty. The sound of the river nearby is very relaxing.
  • Fantastic walk in between the trees including some really tall redwoods with small connected islands network as the River Ness divurges. Beautiful natural wooden landscape sculptures too. Lots of wildlife & fly fishing.

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