A monster adventure right on the doorstep

Loch Ness

Loch Ness from Dores Beach

Loch Ness from Dores Beach

Going south, the River Ness runs a few miles before emptying into Loch Ness, an unmissable destination for monster hunters, and gateway to many unforgettable hill walks in the high country surrounding this great expanse of water. Drumnadrochit is popular for its monster collections and pleasure cruises, while halfway along the north bank, the eerie ruins of Urquhart Castle stand high on a rocky promontory overlooking the loch.


Urquhart Castle

The castle sits just 21 kilometres south-west of Inverness just of the A82 along Loch Ness. Attacked during the 16th century by the MacDonald Lords of the Isles . Now beautiful ruins where you can you can take a walk and look at all the historic artefacts and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea in the cafe to the amazing view of the hills of the Great Glen and you may even spot Nessie.