One-hour monster-hunting cruises, complete with sonar and underwater cameras. Cruises depart from Drumnadrochit hourly (except 1pm) from...
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
This Nessie-themed attraction adopts a scientific approach that allows you to weigh the evidence for yourself. Exhibits include the...
This attraction is a miniature theme park aimed squarely at the kids, though we suspect its main function is to sell you Loch Ness...
Fiddler’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant
The coffee shop does cappuccino and croissants, while the restaurant serves traditional Highland fare, such as venison and haggis, and a...
Urquhart Castle information
Commanding a brilliant location 1.5 miles east of Drumnadrochit, with outstanding views (on a clear day), Urquhart Castle is a popular Nessie-watching hotspot. A huge visitor centre (most of which is beneath ground level) includes a video theatre (with a dramatic ‘unveiling’ of the castle at the end of the film) and displays of medieval items discovered in the castle.
The castle was repeatedly sacked and rebuilt (and sacked and rebuilt) over the centuries; in 1692 it was blown up to prevent the Jacobites from using it. The five-storey tower house at the northern point is the most impressive remaining fragment and offers wonderful views across the water. The site includes a huge gift shop and a restaurant, and is often very crowded in summer.