The area offers a great diversity of sporting and outdoor activities, whisky distillery tours, historical adventures and wildlife. Planning excursions, walks and day trips is a pleasure when you are so spoilt for choice!
With high quality salmon fishing literally on your doorstep, many other sporting and outdoor opportunities await you close by: stalking, shooting and golf - or perhaps 4-wheel off-road driving, water skiing on Loch Ness, horse riding or falconry might be more your thing. There are enchanting woodland and riverbank walks where you can see exciting wildlife, including red deer, hundreds of species of birds and our wonderful Highland cattle. You could take a relaxing boat trip on Loch Ness, or go seal and dolphin watching on the Moray Firth - always with the chance of spotting whales and porpoises.
As well as the legendary monster in the water and dedicated exhibitions in Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness is rich in history, with atmospheric sites to explore such as the magnificent ruins of Urquhart Castle.
Close by, you can walk through Culloden Battlefield, scene of the final conflict of the Jacobite Rebellion, or visit Fort Augustus and Cawdor Castle to discover its links to the tragic story of Macbeth.
Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and offers a tremendous variety of entertainment and fine dining. It boasts wonderful shopping opportunities, restaurants to suit all palates, theatre, cinemas and a lively pub scene.
The spiritual power of the Highlands will offer something different to every one who spends time amidst its outstanding natural beauty… accept our invitation to stay at Ness Castle Lodges and you can experience its magic for yourself!