see & do
Our unique location, only 15 miles from Inverness and very close to the banks of Loch Ness, yet just off the A82 which is the main road running between Inverness and the West Coast, means that our visitors have immediate access to all our local attractions plus a convenient start to their day if they wish to visit Skye or the West Coast.
Closer to home we have Urquhart Castle, which offers visitors an interesting and insightful experience of Highland life over the centuries. Drumnadrochit has not one but two Loch Ness Monster visitor attractions and both are definitely worth a visit, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Nessie Land.
A highlight of your trip would be to take a cruise on Loch Ness. Jacobite Cruises, run throughout the year and even on a wet and windy day the experience would be extremely “atmospheric”. Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 755 ft (230 m), making it the second deepest loch in Scotland. It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.
The Inn is located on the Great Glen Way, a walk running 73 miles from Fort William to Inverness, which attracts not just walkers but cyclists too.
Nearby, Glen Affric provides visitors with glorious scenery and is perfect for all level of walkers. The spectacular Dog Falls is easily reached and will not disappoint.
Only 20 miles south is Fort Augustus where you can watch boats enter the Loch by way of a series of lock gates – this is part of the World Famous Caledonian Canal, designed by Thomas Telford in the early 19th Century and runs for 60 miles (93km). A further 20 miles will take you to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, and well worth the view from the top!
We are within easy reach of many distilleries and golf courses so whatever your interests The Loch Ness Inn is a convenient base.