Discover Loch Ness
Drama, History & Breathtaking Beauty
Loch Ness is perhaps one of the most famous stretches of water in the United Kingdom, being the largest freshwater loch, by volume. Surrounded by beauty and mystery, Loch Ness and the wider area attracts global visitors who not only love the fascinating history and photographic opportunities but the wealth of outdoor activity available on it’s shores.
Famed for sightings of the alleged ‘Nessie’, the area is popular with walkers, climbers, cyclists and golfers, due to the challenging landscape and breathtaking scenery. The colourful history of the Highlands is evident throughout the area, not least of all at Urquhart Castle; the ruin of a medieval fortress, on the banks of the loch has witnessed some of the most dramatic episodes in Scottish history.
Will You Be The One
To Find Nessie?
Wildlife & Nature
Discover Fort Augustus
Only a short two minute walk from Loch Ness Highland Resort is the beautiful town of Fort Augustus. Famed for it’s picturesque locks, forming part of the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus is a popular tourist destination, being the mid-way point between Inverness and Fort William.
The Capital of The Highlands
Inverness, from Gaelic, meaning ‘Mouth of the River Ness’, lies in the Great Glen and within striking distance of Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobite rising of 1745 culminated in a bloody battle.
An easy drive from Loch Ness Highland Resort, Inverness today, boasts all the facilities of a modern city, with fabulous shopping and a thriving cultural centre with much to do and see.
Enter the heart of the highlands. Only an hour from Inverness!
Reaching Fort Augustus by car from Inverness takes under an hour and from Inverness Airport, it is slightly over an hours drive.
There is a train station in Inverness, with regular ScotRail services throughout the Highlands and to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow. A local bus service is also available.
Loch Ness Cruises
A popular way of experiencing Loch Ness itself is by enjoying a cruise.
Enjoy the views from the water and marvel at the facts surrounding the history and formation of the deepest UK loch. Fast RIB trips or a leisurely cruise; keep your cameras at the ready; you don’t want to miss any opportunity!
Fort Augustus Locks
The series of eight locks at Fort Augustus, known as Neptune’s Staircase, are accessible via the Caledonian Canal.
If you are looking for a challenge and your preference is to get hands-on, hire a boat to navigate the fascinating water system.
Literally at every turn, there is an Instagramable shot!
Record your memories of your time in the Scottish Highlands in stills or motion; you are guaranteed to capture some exceptional content.
Climbing & Walking
Open landscapes and challenging hills – whatever your preference there are walks and climbs everywhere you look.
Loch side pathways offer a leisurely option, with the surrounding hills presenting a challenger or two if your preference is something more energetic. Ask at the park for details on local activity companies.
The rugged terrain of Loch Ness provides something exciting for every rider!
Routes for family-friendly runs, challenging runs for more advanced bike enthusiasts and even take advantage of the relatively quiet roads for some on-road cycling. Bring your own bikes for and we can safely store them onsite during your stay or rent bikes from one of the many local bike-hire companies.
Exceptional links courses within a short drive.
Golf is available both locally in Fort Augustus and throughout the wider Highlands area. Ask at the park for further details.
Discover a wealth of historic sites!
In addition to Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness; exploring the fascinating history of the Highlands is made easy with the wealth of historic sites, ruins, battlefields, museums and castles, all within easy reach of the resort.