Is it worth visiting Loch Ness?
Loch Ness is the one place all visitors to Inverness must go to. The stunning setting is amazingly close to the Highland capital. It stretches for 23 miles (37 km) along a natural geological cleft. It’s almost a mile wide in places and it contains the largest volume of water in the British Isles. It is most famous, of course, for being the home of the Loch Ness Monster. Frequent sightings of Nessie lend credence to the distinct possibility of a group of survivors of the long-extinct plesiosaurs. Even the most cynical of visitors will find themselves trying to catch a glimpse of the iconic beast.
While we can’t guarantee visitors will see the Loch Ness Monster… we can however guarantee you will love the scenery.
As a magnet for visitors, there are so many different interests around Loch Ness and ways to visit. You can drive, cycle, walk, take a bus or a boat cruise. The surrounding area is of outstanding natural beauty. The landscape is dotted with small villages, attractive short walks and historical attractions.
Taking the A82 from Inverness (the road Bannerman Bed and Breakfast is on) the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit is 13 miles from here. On the way there are lovely views of the Loch. Across the Loch you can see the fairytale Aldourie Castle on the opposite side. This was once the home of the Cameron Clan but is now available for exclusive hire for groups and families. At Drumnadrochit you’ll find the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre and Nessieland. Just beyond the village is Urquhart Castle, dramatically positioned on the edge of Loch Ness. This very popular castle offers stunning views of the loch that can’t be seen from the road as well as an insight into our history.
While visiting Loch Ness, a meal at The Dores Inn, is highly recommended. May be worth booking in advance. That is their macaroni and cheese below. They do more sophisticated fayre too, and have a lovely selection of beers.