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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 on the Great Glen Way 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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  • Gorgeous wooden sculpture of a dog overlooking the water; some interesting snake-like curved benches on the other side of the river. 
    Gorgeous wooden sculpture of a dog overlooking the water; some interesting snake-like curved benches on the other side of the river.  more »
  • A walk along the river and onto Ness islands is a very pleasant experience. Lots of little features to admire and 'bouncy' bridges to cross over. Paths are well maintained , this is a flat walk so... 
    A walk along the river and onto Ness islands is a very pleasant experience. Lots of little features to admire and 'bouncy' bridges to cross over. Paths are well maintained , this is a flat walk so...  more »
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  • A beautiful park where you can admire fabulous nature. A place for everyone - for runners who can check their physical fitness as well as for walking with the family.
  • Great walks around the islands and local parks. All accessible for pushchair/wheelchairs. Nice views of the river.

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