Attractions near Loch Ness
Invergarry, Fort Augustus, Invermoriston, South Loch Ness
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Enjoy Loch Ness, from the gateway of Fort Augustus to the heart of the Scottish Highlands
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Located in the heart of Fort Augustus over looking the Caledonian Canal swing bridgeRead More
Glass-blowing studio where you will see glass being heated, shaped and blown to form a range of contemporary jewellery, Scottish souvenirs, life-like cats, vases, hanging decorations and, of course, Nessies!Read More
The station is situated at Laggan Swing Bridge, on the Great Glen Way and adjacent to the Great Glen Water Park and Canoe Trail.
This is an exciting and challenging project to establish a static railway museum at the site of the old Invergarry railway station - 'a station frozen in time'. Clearance of vegetation on the site will soon be completed and 2013 will see repairs to the platform and underpass where necessary, and preparation of the site to receive artifacts.
A thousand years of history
Urquhart Castle dominates a rocky promontory jutting into Loch Ness. That promontory has hosted some famous names in its long history.
St Columba visited with peaceful intent around AD 580. Not so the English, who seized the castle in 1296. Nor the MacDonalds, Lords of the Isles, who stormed through the glen time and again in the later Middle Ages, ruling with a rod of iron from the mighty castle.
In the twilight of its days as a seat of the chief of Clan Grant, Urquhart continued to prove its worth. It was last garrisoned in 1692, and legend claims that the towering gatehouse was blown up so that the castle could never again be a military stronghold. Over a thousand years of stirring history were buried beneath the rubble.
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As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.Read More