Explore the Highlands

The Highlands really is the Scotland of your dreams.

Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable people – and you’ve got the Scottish Highlands. There’s a natural playground which begs to be explored, while the region’s turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world.

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Things To Do

There are lots of things to do in and around Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness. From castle visits to boat trips to walks and breath-taking views – we have it all.

Loch Ness Exhibition Centre: Delve into the history and mystery of Loch Ness, including the legendary Loch Ness Monster, at this informative and interactive exhibition.

Urquhart Castle: Explore the ruins of this historic castle perched on the banks of Loch Ness, offering stunning views of the surrounding area and the loch itself.

Glen Affric: Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Glen Affric, one of Scotland’s most scenic glens, with its ancient forests, shimmering lochs, and diverse wildlife. Hiking and wildlife spotting opportunities abound.

Cruise Loch Ness: Embark on a boat tour across the iconic Loch Ness, where you can enjoy the serene waters, picturesque landscapes, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the elusive Nessie.

Check out Visit Inverness Lochness website for lots of ideas for things to do and places to see.

Places to eat in and around Drumnadrochit

There are quite a few cafes, pubs and restaurants in Drumnadrochit to choose from. For evening meals during the summer months it is advisable to book in advance.

Some of the places we recommend are:

Pubs & Restaurants


  • Ness Deli
  • Cafe Eighty2
  • Courtyard Cafe
  • Drumnadrochit Tea Room (in the Post Office)

Walking The Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way passes straight through Drumnadrochit on its way from Fort William to Inverness. It is one of Scotland’s Great Trails and is approximately 79 miles long (124km) and takes approximately a week to walk. It runs coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands and is full of fabulous scenery from lochs to mountains. The walk can be made in either direction:

  • Inverness > Fort William
  • Fort William > Inverness

and will usually involves stops along the way at:

  • Fort William
  • Gairlochy
  • Laggan Locks
  • Fort Augustus
  • Invermoriston
  • Drumnadrochit
  • Abrichan (if you want to split the 19 mile stretch between Drumnadrochit and Inverness)
  • Inverness

For those that don’t want the hassle of carrying a bag on the route then visit Loch Ness Travel http://wwwwww.lochnesstravel.com who will happily arrange for your bags to collected and dropped off at your stops on route.

If you would like all your accommodation bookings and transport then care of then check out some of the great walking companies that offer a complete package for walking The Great Glen Way.

These include:

  • Absolute Escapes
  • Celtic Trails
  • Contours
  • Discovery Travel
  • Easyways
  • Gemini Walks
  • Hillwalk Tours
  • Macs Adventure
  • Maketracks
  • Mickledore
  • Sherpa
  • Wilderness Scotland