Glen Affric National Nature Reserve

Inverness & the Great Glen

The upper reaches of Glen Affric are designated as the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, a scenic wonderland of shimmering lochs, rugged mountains and native Scots pine, home to pine martens, wildcats, otters, red squirrels and golden eagles.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Inverness & the Great Glen attractions

1. Plodda Falls

6.67 MILES

A forestry car park 3 miles south of Tomich is the starting point for a short (800m) walk to pretty Plodda Falls. A restored Victorian viewing platform…

2. Caledonian Canal

15.29 MILES

At Fort Augustus, boats using the Caledonian Canal are raised and lowered 13m by a ‘ladder’ of five consecutive locks. It’s fun to watch, and the neatly…

3. Caledonian Canal Centre

15.34 MILES

This visitor centre beside the lowest lock of the Caledonian Canal houses a gift shop, an information desk and a small museum chronicling the history of…

4. Clansman Centre

15.39 MILES

This exhibition of 17th-century Highland life has live demonstrations of how to put on a plaid (the forerunner of the kilt) and how the claymore (Highland…

5. Eilean Donan Castle

18.09 MILES

Photogenically sited at the entrance to Loch Duich, Eilean Donan is one of Scotland’s most evocative castles and must now be represented in millions of…

6. Nessieland

21.53 MILES

This attraction is a miniature theme park aimed squarely at the kids, though we suspect its main function is to sell you Loch Ness monster souvenirs.

7. Clan Cameron Museum

21.58 MILES

The Clan Cameron Museum records the history of the clan and its involvement with the Jacobite rebellions, with exhibits that include items of clothing…

8. Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

21.61 MILES

This Nessie-themed attraction adopts a scientific approach that allows you to weigh the evidence for yourself. Exhibits include original equipment – sonar…