Local Area & Activites

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 breathtaking views – we have it all.

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

Places to Eat

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