There Is So Much To Explore

Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most famous and beautiful natural environments

Surrounded by rugged, untamed Highland countryside, deep forests and quaint towns and villages, the loch continues to inspire the many thousands of visitors who visit its shores each year.

The loch is known for the legend of the “Loch Ness Monster,” affectionately nicknamed “Nessie,” with avid explorers keen to catch a glimpse of this local celebrity.

Kids skipping through a field

New Discoveries Around Every Corner

Unspoiled views, intriguing culture and a wealth of history

There’s plenty to keep you occupied around the loch in between monster-spotting; why not tackle the area’s gorgeous walks and cycle routes?

Or take a trip and discover the loch’s famous Uruqhart Castle, with its dramatic ruin poised perfectly over the water. With unspoiled views, intriguing local culture and a wealth of history around every turn, there’s so much to discover.

View from a beach looking down Loch Ness

Love Outlander?

Read our full guide of Scotland for any Outlander fan

Interested in re-living some of your favourite moments from the titular series Outlander without having to switch on the TV? Don’t worry, there’s no time travel required either to visit these Outlander locations near Inverness.

Perfect for avid fans of the series and best-selling books, or even if you’re just looking for a summer’s day out well spent with some fantastic views and scenery, these locations in and around Inverness featured in the books and hit TV show will be ideal for you. 

Fabulous Fort Augustus

From picturesque views to stylish boutiques & restaurants

Loch Ness Highland Resort is within walking distance of Fort Augustus, the picture-postcard village on the southern tip of the loch. Fort Augustus offers plenty for visitors to see and do, from stylish boutique retail outlets, to cafes and restaurants catering to every taste. The village is also a major hub for the Caledonian Canal, with boats large and small making their way through the historic locks every day.

Fort Augustus Canal Lock

Inverness, The Highland Capital

The central hub of Highland shopping, culture and nightlife

The city of Inverness is the Highland capital, just a short drive from Loch Ness Highland Resort, situated where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. Inverness is a great destination for those wishing to soak up the sights, sounds and culture of the Highlands.

Visit the historic castle, indulge in a bit of shopping or go further and visit nearby attractions such as Culloden Battlefield.

View of Inverness skyline with the cathedral in the foreground

Inverness Is Your Transport Hub

Inverness is sometimes called “the gateway to the Highlands”. With excellent rail services connecting Inverness to the rest of the Highlands and wider Scotland, the city is many visitor’s first stop when travelling north.

Inverness also benefits from it’s own airport, making it a convenient place to begin your Highland adventure.

Entrance of Inverness Airport
View looking over Inverness City Centre