Our famous Loch will not disappoint. It is huge so you will find it easily.
Famous for the tales of the Loch Ness Monster that may live deep beneath the dark waters of Loch Ness… a believer or not, the famous Loch Ness is worth a visit.
There are different ways to enjoy the loch and here are a few suggestions.
Dores beach / 16 min / 8 miles from the apartments
One of the best view points of Loch Ness. Drive from the apartments heading on the B862 and you will come to the village of Dores.
Parking is available beyond the pub car park. A lovely pebble beach allows you to walk on the north eastern section of Loch Ness.
The pub offers great food and drink. Dress warm as this walk along beach is exposed and can be cold.
Boat Trips available from Inverness, Loch Ness Clansman Hotel and Fort Augustus.
Loch Ness by Jacobite – a selection of departures for cruises available
The 5 star cruise options vary from 50mins – 3 hours with a choice of visiting Urquart Castle on some.
If you take the cruise from Dochgarroch, you will be able to visit An Talla Visitor Centre – a cafè and retail destination on the banks of the Caledonian Canal – we recommend! https://www.jacobite.co.uk and https://an-talla.co.uk (both owned by same company)
Cruise Loch Ness, Fort Augustus – choose from scenic or speed cruise and they also offer evening cruises.
This cruise company is in Fort Augustus so will take you an hour drive. We can suggest you drive down the B862 and return on the other side of the loch on A82. The drive will then take you round the entire loch with amazing views and attractions along the way. Please note the B862 is no motorway with plenty passing places to work through but we think the views on a clear day are worth it! Fort Augustus is a great village very popular with tourists. This is where Loch Ness meets up with the Caledonian Canal so you may see a selection of boats working their way through the canal locks towards Fort William. Visit https://www.cruiselochness.com for more information.
Did you know that Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, making it the most voluminous lake in the UK?
Photo credit: ©VisitScotland / Kenny Lam