Loch Ness is known around the world for Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness Monster, but the area is also famous for its beauty and history as well as our legendary mystery.
The area offers so much in terms of visitor attractions, things to do and activities and as a base for exploring further afield in the Highlands. Inverness makes a perfect base for touring and city breaks with or without a car by making use of tour operators for days out and theatre, cinema, bars and other venues during the evenings. See our selection of self drive car tours here.
There really is something for everyone. If you like history, the area is filled with historic gems - from Culloden Battlefield to majestic Urquhart Castle to the Caledonian Canal, a wonder of the industrial age that is still very much in use today and can be enjoyed from the water either sailing or on the numerous pleasure boat cruises that operate in the area. There are also a number of places of interest in our area that are free to explore, such as interesting prehistoric sites, waterfalls and nature reserves.