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Out and About on Loch Ness

Out and About on Loch Ness

Loch Ness, the story of the Loch Ness Monster or as we prefer Nessie is one of the biggest myths or legends in our folklore or is it?  Get ready for an adventure, your chance to do some Nessie spotting first hand.  You must visit Lochness by Jacobite for an excellent Boat Tour on Loch Ness, you will be taken on a journey of discovery, as you soak up the scenery, historic monuments and intriguing tales surrounding our mysterious monster in the heart of Scotland’s Great Glen. See Jacobite for all the available cruise options.  This is your chance to make up your own mind about the legendary Nessie.  Afterwards you can visit the new An Talla visitors centre owned by Jacobite with a visitors centre, gift shop and coffee shop.  Find local attractions with the free  Visitor Attractions Guide.

There is more to Loch Ness than just Nessie from one end of the Great Glen to the other ending in Fort William.  Here are just a few links you can use for your holiday research.  Get started with Visit Lochness then there is the Loch Ness Exhibition to find the magic in the water.  Find out about the William Telford Caledonian Canal that connects the Great Glen Waterways from Inverness to Fort William.  Visit the poignant Urquhart Castle which has a colourful history of Highland life as it was once one of Scotland’s largest Castles.  Urquhart Castle is an outstanding and also offers an excellent programme of events.  From the Castle you can travel onto the village of Fort Augustus and the middle section of the Caledonian Canal.  You can make a detour home via Glen Affric and Strathglass for stunning scenery and many walks or keep going all the way through the Great Glen.

Guided Tours

Happy Tours – bring a different perspective to your holiday, you can enjoy a guided tour by Cameron Ross at Happy Tours.  Cameron is offering a great selection of tours bookable via his website, as well as an Isle of Skye Tour running daily at 9am until Sunday 9th October from the Tourist Information Steps – look out for the man in the Kilt.  Cameron also offers Local Tours (Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, Chanonry Point & Clava Cairns) or Whisky, Gin & Beer tours or Outlander Tours or bespoke tours to suit you.  It is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment at Happy Tours or call Cameron on 07828 154 683 or email Cameron – the Man in the Kilt.

Highland Historian – Andrew is a Highland Historian and is a passionate orator with knowledge of the connecting culture between the ‘big’ events. As a knowledgeable and skilled historian he offers bespoke tour guiding. His passion for history and storytelling will make your adventure in the Highlands complete! Contact AndrewHighland Historian or 07867 526 051.


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