One of the most famous tourist attractions in Scotland, the Loch Ness is shrouded in magical legends, history and folklore. But it isn’t just the mythical monster lurking beneath the calm loch waters that draws people to this area.
Ancient Caledonian pine forests surround the deep and magical waters and create a beautiful scenic backdrop to many walks. Embark on a boat trip across the shimmering waters, or walk around the loch to take in its full beauty. It’s hard to resist a visit to the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of the Loch Ness, when exploring the area.
The Great Glen Way offers popular walks and follows the Caledonian Canal passing the Loch Ness along its route from Inverness to Fort William. Just south of Loch Ness, The Falls at Foyers is a spectacular sight for visitors too, dropping a spectacular 140ft into the gorge before feeding through to the loch itself.