Things to See & Do

Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster

Wherever you go remember to keep your eyes on the Loch to see if you can spot the famous monster

Telford Bridge at Invermoriston

Telford Bridge at Invermoriston

Our nearest village, which has the famous Telford Bridge, Invermoriston Falls and a very nice pub called the 'Glenmoriston' as well as a clog and craft shop. Which is either a short 3 mile walk on the Great Glen Way or car drive from us

Fort Augustus Locks

Fort Augustus Locks

5 miles (6 minute) drive south from the site is Fort Augustus which again offers shops, restaurants and cafes along with an impressive flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal, a perfect spot for boat watching.

Borlum Bay, Loch Ness

Borlum Bay, Loch Ness

Just a short drive on the B862 on the South Side of the Loch leads you to this stunning view

Loch Tarff

Loch Tarff

A short 9 mile (17 minute) drive from us, on the south side of Loch Ness will lead you to Loch Tarff following the B862 where you can also do the South Loch Ness Trail

Take a boat trip on the Loch

Take a boat trip on the Loch

Boat trips on Loch Ness run regularly from Fort Augustus (6 minute drive from us) and offer a different aspect of the famous Loch.

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas exploring Loch Ness from it's beginnings to the third millennium. Also situated in Drumnadrochit a 14 mile (21 minute) drive from us

Loch Oich

Loch Oich

The stunning Loch Oich is only 10 minutes in the car from us and here you can walk or cycle alongside the canal or the Loch. A perfect walk for yourselves, your dog/s, with family, partners or friends...

A 13 mile (19 minute) drive by car north of us and you can visit the historic Urqhart Castle situated overlooking the Loch

Visit Nessie land

Visit Nessie land

A monster adventure on the shores of Loch Ness, also situated in Drumnadrochit a 14 mile (21 minute) drive from us

Glen Affric

Glen Affric

The Jewel in the Highland Crown" Glen Affric is a very special place and has been described as 'the most beautiful glen in Scotland'. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. Approximately 26 miles (40 minutes) drive by car from us.

Abriachan Garden Nursery

Abriachan Garden Nursery

A family owned and run Woodland garden and nursery situated with fine views over Loch Ness. Open from February to November from 9am - 7pm it is a 20 mile (29 minute) car drive from us

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle

In the city of Inverness a 30 mile (46 minute) drive from us you will find the castle as well as a shopping center, leisure center, cinema, theatre and a bowling alley.

Inverness City Sightseeing bus tour

Inverness City Sightseeing bus tour

Discover all the great things to do and see in Inverness in comfort on the Sightseeing bus tour it is a 30 mile (1 hr 11 minutes) drive by car from us

Ness Island Railway

Ness Island Railway

Miniature railway fun for small kids and big kids alike, it is 29 miles (45 minutes) drive by car from us

Whin Park

Whin Park

Free entry children's play park, boating pond with boats to hire, miniature railway, assault course, ice cream and coffee shop with lots of picnic areas. It is 30 miles (46 minutes) drive by car from us

Wildwoodz

Wildwoodz

Wildwoodz is an outdoor paint balling, laser tagging, archery center and which is a 37 mile (56 minute) drive by car from us

Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point

Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point

Here you can watch the dolphins as they play, feed and frolic on the shore side, roughly 44 miles (1hr 12 minutes) drive from us or why not look at a boat trip to see them further out...

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

Beautiful sandy beaches at Dornoch are well worth a visit and it is a 72 mile (1hr 39 minute) drive by car from us

Nearby Lochs

Nearby Lochs

Loch Oich: 10 miles (17 minutes) by car Loch Garry: 18 miles (27 minutes) by car Loch Lochy: 21 miles (30 minutes) by car Loch Laggan: 42 miles (58 minutes) by car

Laggan Wolftrax

Laggan Wolftrax

Here you will find forestry walks, many varied mountain biking trails, a cafe and mountain bike hire. It is a 53 miles (1 hr 14 minutes) drive by car from us

Falls of Foyers

Falls of Foyers

Wonderful waterfall located 17 miles (33 minute drive) on the B862 on the south side of the Loch

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle

14th Century Cawdor Castle & Gardens with a link to Macbeth. Roughly 44 miles (1hr 11mins) drive by car from us

Nairn Beach

Nairn Beach

A wide stretch of sandy beach can be found at Nairn which is a 46 mile (1hr 14 minute) drive by car from us

Plodda Falls

Plodda Falls

Plodda Falls soak the forest at their base in a fine mist as they plunge over drop of 151 feet (46 metres). They’re one of the most thrilling waterfalls in Scotland, but Plodda is also remarkable for its trees. Roughly 19 miles (48 minutes) by car from us

Commando Monument

Commando Monument

The Commando Memorial, overlooking the stunning Ben Nevis mountain range, is a Category A listed monument in the United Kingdom, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. It is 25 miles (36 minutes) by car from us

Ben Nevis Whisky

Ben Nevis Whisky

What goes into the famous Scottish Whisky, "the principal ingredients are three, notably water, barley and yeast, with a measure of peat smoke or reek." John MacDonald So why not visit our nearest distillery and visitor's centre which is roughly 34 miles (48 minutes) drive from us

Ben Nevis Mountain Range

Ben Nevis Mountain Range

You can visit Ben Nevis the tallest mountain in Britain, and follow Wade's military road for a nice walk to this viewpoint, using the Commando memorial carpark

Nevis Range

Nevis Range

Here you can take the gondola up to the mountain, do a high wire activity, zoom down the ZoomTrax, or less adrenaline activities include walks and cycle tracks. With snow sports available in the winter months. All within 32 mile (46 minute) drive along the A82 from us

Highland Whisky Distilleries

Highland Whisky Distilleries

Besides Ben Nevis there are the following distilleries within our area: Glen Ord Distillery: 31 miles (52 minutes) by car from us Tomatin Distillery: 45 miles (1hr 5 minutes) by car from us Dalwhinnie Distillery: 62 miles (1.5 hours) by car from us

Landmark adventure park

Landmark adventure park

Forest adventure park with rides, attractions, and activities for all ages. Roughly a 55 mile (1.5 hours) by car from us

Highland wildlife park

Highland wildlife park

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 105-hectare safari park and zoo near Kingussie, Highland, Scotland. The park is located within the Cairngorms National Park. From us it is 69 miles (1 hr 37 minute) by car

Eilean donan castle

Eilean donan castle

As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands. Roughly 44 miles (56 minutes) from us by car

Treezone

Treezone

Aerial adventure course, with courses suitable for adventurers at least 7 years old & 1.1m tall. From us it is 64 miles (1.5 hours) by car

Cairngorm reindeer

Cairngorm reindeer

The Centre in Glenmore is open from the February half-term holidays right through the year to early January. A daily guided hill trip with one of our experienced reindeer herders takes visitors up onto the mountainside where the main herd live all year round, and the paddocks and exhibition in Glenmore offer an alternative easier way to see the reindeer for those unable to make the hill trip. It is roughly a 1.5 hr trip from us (60 miles)

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct

The famous Glenfinnan viaduct, the one Harry Potter flies over also carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground. The Jacobite steam train runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig in summer months with regular trains available the rest of the year. Roughly 49 miles (1hr 10 minutes) by car

Glenfinnan monument

Glenfinnan monument

Framed amid typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel with sweeping glens as a backdrop, stands this poignant monument to the final Jacobite Rising. Roughly 49 miles (1hr 10 minutes) by car

Jacobite train

Jacobite train

Why not take the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig and watch as the highlands unfold around you. Roughly 36 miles (52 minutes) by car from us

Skye

Skye

The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. It is well worth a visit to see the Old Man of Storr, Fairy pools and Portree Harbour and the Skye Bridge which links it to the mainland. It is a do-able 85 mile (2 hr) journey from us to Portree Harbour by car

Campfire at the end of the day

Campfire at the end of the day

When you've finished exploring for the day, why not sit and relax, by the warm glow of the campfire

Highland Sunset skies

Highland Sunset skies

As the sun sets over you, marvel at their colours and then....

Wait for the stars

Wait for the stars

On a clear night, spare some time for stargazing

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