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There are many attractions within easy reach of Loch Ness, here are some of the most popular:

Drumnadrochit

The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition - Drumnadrochit

The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas on a journey from the dawn of time to the third millennium. Visit the website

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's largest castles, just off the A82 between Fort Augustus and Inverness Visit the website

Inverness

Culloden Battle Field

Culloden, the place of the last battle fought on British soil, to the east of Inverness Visit the website

Fort George

Fort George is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain Visit the website

Road to Skye & Skye

Eilean Donan CastleEilean Donan Castle

Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.  Visit the website

Kyle of LochalshKyle of Lochalsh

Most visitors coming to Kyle of Lochalsh do so en route to or from Skye. Until 1995 the Skye ferries left from the slipway by the Lochalsh Hotel. Vehicles embarking here were carried across Kyle Akin (the strip of water separating Skye from the mainland) to the slipway opposite at Kyleakin. Visit the website

 

Skye BridgeSkye Bridge

The gateway to the Isle of Skye and of course the Outer Hebrides of Lewis, Harris and the Uists. Even better, the Skye Bridge's contentious toll has now been abolished and crossing "over the sea to Skye" is now completely free. Visit the website



Plockton VillagePlockton Village

The village of Plockton in Wester Ross is widely regarded as one of the area's most popular visitor attractions. This is due in no small part to its charming seaside setting, the road following the bay with all the cottages strung out like pearls on a strand. Palm trees grow in the seaward gardens and small yachts bob about in the sheltered waters of the bay. No wonder,then, that the Plockton village is considered by locals to be the jewel in the Highlands' crown. Visit the website

Applecross VillageApplecross Village

A small line of cottages borders the tiny village street on one side, with the sea wall on the other. Until the alternative road was opened in 1975 most freight and passenger traffic was brought to Applecross by sea. This remoteness and limited accessability for so many years has meant that Applecross retains a simple unspoilt charm that many other villages in the Highlands would envy. Visit the website

PortreePortree

The setting for Bonnie Prince Charlie's last days in Scotland, Portree is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre. Among the attractions is the Aros Centre which incorporates an exhibition capturing the drama of Skye's history. The centre is also the access point for walks in Portree Forest. Visit the website

Fort William

Ben Nevis

Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m. Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax in the restaurant & bar with breathtaking views Visit the web site

Aviemore

Aviemore is a village that has given birth to the gradual and exciting growth of outdoor activities and pursuits evident today. Recognised by all initially, for it�s famous ski slopes, Aviemore is now a force to be reckoned with and plays a vital part in the Scottish Tourist Industry. This is due, in part, to its unique setting in some of the most imposing and awesome surroundings in the Highlands of Scotland but the Railway and Queen Victoria�s passionate love of the Highlands have also helped to put it on the map. Visit the website