Loch Ness Highland Cottages 

Invermoriston, IV63 7YE. Tel. 01320 351363.  Email. [email protected]

LOCH NESS - WHAT TO DO


Historic


Culloden Battlefield

Where the English fought the Scots. Near Inverness.


Urquhart Castle

On the shores of Loch Ness approximately 1 mile south of Drumnadrochit on the A82 road. A very busy site generally filled with tourist business, so get there early or late in the day. 


Eilean Donan Castle

On the road to Skye near the village of Dornie. This beautiful castle surrounded by water when the tide is in is just crying out for photos. There are organised tours and a nice restaurant. 


Balnuarn of Clava

A well preserved group of burial cairns over 4000 years old. Near Inverness.


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Places of Interest


Loch Ness Exhibition Centre 

Where everything scientific relating to Nessie and Loch Ness is on display. This is one of two exhibition centres. The other one is generally for families.


Foyers Waterfall

People have been visiting this waterfall for hundreds of years. Take your camera as you look up at the water falling down past you. 


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Walking/Cycling


Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way runs for 72 miles from the west coast of Scotland at Fort William to the east coast at Inverness. The path runs through the forest at the back of our cottage. You can also canoe the Great Glen Way through the canals and lochs.


Glen Affric National Nature Reserve

Native Scots Pine, towering Redwoods, large Douglas Firs, the hiding place of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the battle of Culloden and the home of the Clan Chisholm. You will find some wonderful trails to explore from 1 hour to 14 hours. Some say this is Scotland's most beautiful glen.


Walks around Loch Ness

River Oich, Fort Augustus

Falls of Foyers

Jenkins Park, Fort Augustus

Daviot Wood, Daviot

Inverarnie Esker Trail, Littlemill

Three Lochs Circuit

Abriachan Trails

Meall Fuarmhonaidh, Drumnadrochit

Allt na Criche, Fort Augustus


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Fishing


Salmon Fishing

You can fish for salmon in Loch Ness. Usually trolling from a boat along the shoreline especially during the months of May, June and July. All salmon fishing boats require a licence. Please enquire about boat hire. You can also fish in the local rivers. Salmon licence required.



Trout Fishing

You can fish flyfish in the bays or troll along the shoreline for sea trout and brown trout. Ferox trout are larger trout that pray on smaller fish such as arctic char deep down in Loch Ness. There are some big Ferox in Loch Ness and deep fishing tackle is required.


Arctic Char

Arctic Char are deep water fish and you may have to fish hundreds of feet deep for them.


Pike

Pike can be fished for in Loch Ness and the local canal and river.


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Wildlife


Osprey

If you are lucky you can spot Osprey taking fish from Loch Ness. These beautiful protected birds are rare but breeding in healthy numbers again in Scotland.


Golden Eagle

Much more difficult to spot, but you might find them higher up in the hills and mountains.


Deer

More likely to be spotted on a hillside as you drive on the many small roads in the area of Loch Ness. We have a few that will venture close to the cottage now and again.


Red Squirrel

These beautiful creatures inhabit the forests around Loch Ness. We have one or two that feed from the bird feed tables in front of the cottage.


Pine Marten

Fearless and curious. We have two that live in the area close to our cottage. They are always scavenging for food especially at night.


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Boating & Canoeing


Large Cruise Boat

Sails out of Fort Augustus and tours the south of Loch Ness. It has sonar so you can see what might be lurking underneath. In 2012 a sonar reading was taken of something that was approx 4ft to 5ft wide in 75ft of water.


Fast Rib

If you want excitement then this is for you. Seats approx 12 people and skims across the water at a very fast speed. Sails out from Fort Augustus.


Canoeing

Although the water can be unpredicatable at times, during summer it is normally safe enough to canoe up and down the shoreline. 


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Skiing and Snowboarding

The Nevis Range is only a 35 min drive away. You will find blue, red and black runs on the range where the UK's largest mountain, Ben Nevis, stands.


You also have Aviemore which is approx 1 hr 10 mins. This is the UK's premier ski resort.


Why not do a 'back to back' with a couple of days exploring in and around Loch Ness then down to the Nevis Range or over to Aviemore for some winter skiing or snowboarding?


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Accommodation 

If you are looking for self catering accommodation we run a holiday lodge which sleeps up to 6 people. You can book a min 1 night stay, For more information and to book please go here

We also run a Boutique Bed & Breakfast which has two highly appointed rooms with views overlooking Loch Ness. For more information please go here.