Obviously Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster is your first port of call. Not everyone is lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the famous monster, but the views out over the loch are stunning wether she makes an appearance or not. Head to one of the many loch and river tours and cruise boats to increase your chances of a sighting and hear all about the legend of the Loch. There are also various museums and Nessie oriented visitor attractions in the village of Drumnadrochit if you don’t fancy heading out onto the open water.
Urquhart Castle is a must see. This historic ruin sits solemnly on the western shore, with stunning views out over the Loch. Visit the castle and its visitors centre for a glimpse into life in medieval life in the Highlands and the lives of its noble residents.
Need to stretch the legs? Head to the other side of the Loch for a short but spectacular walk down to Foyers Falls, where you’ll find fantastic viewpoints of the waterfall set within a dramatic gorge. You can extend your hike and take the Energy Walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, before looping back and heading up a woodland footpath back to Upper Foyers and the cafe for a cup of tea.
Whilst you’re in the area, book a meal at Foyers Lodge. This beautiful boutique hotel boasts stylish interiors, beautifully kept grounds and unrivalled views of Loch Ness and the magnificent surrounding landscape. Be sure to book ahead to avoid dissappointment.
The Loch Ness Inn
The Loch Ness Inn is situated right on your doorstep, literally, it’s on the other side of the road. The food is fantastic and it’s charming, cosy atmosphere with wood burning stove and rustic, exposed brick walls make this the perfect spot to end your day.