Where To Visit
Chanonry Point is a popular place for both locals and visitors to the area, who come to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and fantastic views across the Moray Firth towards Castle Stuart Golf Course, Dalcross (Inverness) airport, Fort George and Inverness. Chanonry Point is particularly popular (with parking at a premium)for viewing dolphins, of which there are around 130. The dolphins when they are playing and fishing, can be seen from only a few metres away just off the point area. A stone memorial can also be found at Chanonry point marking the last known place where the Brahan Seer was burnt to death (see the section on ‘Club History’ for more information).
Nessieland & Loch Ness Lodge Hotel
Centrally located and within easy walking distance of Drumnadrochit's major attractions - your ideal holiday base. (Sat Nav: IV63 6TU). Please note that they are the second Monster Exhibition on the road from Inverness.
Perfect for families, with lots of activities for children ...
Visit our informative and entertaining Loch Ness Presentation and discover the facts behind the mystery and legend of Loch Ness. Models of the Loch Ness Monster, an enticing Nessie cave and the Nessieland Adventure Playground will delight younger visitors as they learn about Loch Ness, the Loch Ness Monster and the history of the legend of Loch Ness. The perfect hotel to stay in is the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel.
Telephone 01456 450342
Loch Ness Exhibition
The exhibition features 17 language translations and 11 language narrations. The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition opened over 30 years ago. Now a hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through 7 themed areas and 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness and the famous Nessie legend ... A "must see" for any visitor to Loch Ness…. & the Highlands.
Urquhart Castle & Fort George
Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness near the village of Drumnadrochit. Though extensively ruined, it was in its day one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland, and remains an impressive structure, splendidly situated on a headland overlooking Loch Ness. It is also near this castle that the majority of Nessie sightings occur. Fort George was built to pacify the Scottish Highlands in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745, replacing an earlier Fort George built with the same aim after the 1715 Jacobite rising. The fortress has never been attacked and has remained in continuous use as a garrison. The fortification is based on a Star design, it remains virtually unaltered and nowadays is open to visitors with exhibits and recreations showing use at different periods, while still serving as an army barracks.
Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruises & Tours
Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruises & Tours
Marvel at the splendour of Loch Ness, experience the magnificence of Urquhart Castle and join the hunt for the legendary Nessie … all as part of a relaxing cruise and tour with Loch Ness by Jacobite. With cruises and tours from one hour to a full day and four departure points, Jacobite offers something for everyone. This includes the new summer departure point at Dochgarroch , allowing you to experience the Caledonian Canal and the best entrance to Loch Ness. Your on-board experience will include live sonar to watch out for the Loch Ness Monster and a fascinating audio guide that will immerse you in the history and legends. Loch Ness by Jacobite.
Scotland and whisky go hand in hand and if you've ever tasted it, you will know why. Whilst visiting the Scottish Highlands you must, if you get the chance, take a Scottish Whisky Trail. On these trails you will learn the truth about using barley, water, yeast and peat to create the distinctive taste, texture, colour and smell of whisky. You will also enjoy some whiskies and learn all about the different varieties. There are many tours which can be booked in advance.
Culloden Visitor Centre
An exciting interpretive exhibition opened as part of the new visitor centre in December 2007. Using interactive characters that witnessed or were involved in the battle and incorporating the latest historical and archaeological evidence it tells the course of events through fresh eyes. Included within the exhibition's Battle zone is the immersion theatre where you can experience first-hand what it was like to be in the middle of the action at Culloden and displays of authentic weapons and artefacts found on the battlefield. A hand held audio device with multi-language dialogue is available to take onto the battlefield to help you further understand the armies' manoeuvres and tactics.