Loch Ness & Inverness Scotland
Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. We provide a wide selection of quality accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness - cottages, hotels, bed and breakfast and lots of things to see and do for a great family holiday - castles, golf, fishing, hiking and activity holidays all within easy reach of Scotland's fastest growing city Inverness.
The central location of Loch Ness makes it the perfect destination for holidays in the Scottish Highlands. At the loch itself, of course, there's always a chance to glimpse 'Nessie', the world-famous Loch Ness Monster.
No holiday in Scotland is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland by volume. The surrounding area is filled with historic attractions, natural wonders, cosy places to stay, and superb eateries. The Loch Ness Monster is just one of the many myths and legends to be discovered in this particularly beautiful part of Scotland. See our interactive map, click and print walks around Loch Ness, heritage sites, visitor attractions and much more...
Loch Ness is full of surprises! You can sit back and enjoy the landscape, explore the history of the area, visit the charming towns and villages like Fort Augustus, Foyers, Cannich, and Drumnadrochit, or just relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a leisurely walk along the shore at South Loch Ness or a bigger challenge like the 70 mile long Great Glen Way which traverses some of Scotland's finest scenery, it is all here just waiting to be discovered by you.
The Loch Ness Marathon
The monster is not the only long-running legend in the area, as Loch Ness is also home to one of the best marathons in the UK. It is the biggest in Scotland and it has taken place every Autumn since 2004.
The Festival of Running attracts all kinds of runners – either in the marathon or one of the associated running events. All of the events provide fantastic sights, challenges to suit various abilities, lots of fun, and the chance to achieve something memorable in one of the most famous parts of the world.
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Travelling to Loch Ness
There are excellent travel and transport links to the Highlands from the south. Inverness has a modern airport with frequent flights from many major UK and Euro cities, getting to Inverness, is so easy. Our Travel Section gives detailed information on not only getting to Loch Ness but Getting around once you arrive.
The South Loch Ness Trail
This exciting new trail stretching 28 miles down the south side of Loch Ness from Torbreck on the southern edge of Inverness to Loch Tarff above Fort Augustus was oficially launched and open to the public in 2011. Route maps of the trail can be downloaded now. MORE...
Loch Ness Year of Natural
Loch Ness has more than an equal share of, wild and dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, raging white waters, crags that beckon adventure seekers and professional climber alike. With Long distance walking trails along both sides of Loch Ness and a vast network of forest and hill trails we encourage you all to get out there in this the year of Natural Scotland to experience our unspoilt natural lands.
If you're planning a holiday in Scotland, or a visit to the UK from abroad you really should put Loch Ness at the top of your list of UK holiday destinations. Why not sign up to our newsletter to be notified of last minute deals and late availability offers as well as keeping abreast of the latest news from Loch Ness.
Latest posts from our blog
Top Award for Member Photographer Margaret Soraya
Well Done! Destination Loch Ness member Margaret Soraya who recently won a top photography award with her fantastic landscape image of Loch Ness. Margaret Soraya of Soraya Photography has won Landscape Photographer of the year 2013/14... [more]
Oct 30, 2013
Best Highland Summer Ever now Autumn is Approaching
I really haven’t written as frequently as I wanted to recently, but having just enjoyed the best summer in living memory all over the Highlands I have been out and about, using every excuse to get away from the desk that I can find! The garden this... [more]
Sep 27, 2013