Loch Ness Hostel as the name suggests is only a few miles from the world famous Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle at Drumnadrochit, the number one destination in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is of course an ideal viewpoint from which to watch for the Loch Ness Monster!
Here are a few other popular destinations within easy reach of the Hostel.
Drumnadrochit lies on the west shore of Loch Ness at the head of Glenurquhart, only ten minutes from the Loch Ness Hostel. The village is picturesque, especially in the summer months with its white cottages, and lush greenery and vivid flower arrangements. There is a Post Office, shops, bank, pub, hotels and cafe.
The Loch Ness Monster. Whether you believe the local legend that a giant creature is living in the 23 mile long 755ft deep Loch Ness or not, Drumnadrochit has several popular Loch Ness Exhibitions / Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions and they are definitely worth a visit. Loch Ness cruises are also very popular.
Urquhart Castle Though extensively ruined, Urquhart Castle in its day was one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland, and remains an impressive structure, overlooking Loch Ness. The castle has a visitor centre and a large car parking area. The centre includes a historic display of the castle, full size trebuchet, a cinema, gift shop and a restaurant.
Fort Augustus is situated at the South West of Loch Ness, and is a very popular tourist destination. The village has a fabulous five lock gate on the Caledonian Canal which connects Fort William to Inverness. Its a great spot to sit watching boats as they pass through the locks whilst having a spot of lunch.
Inverness is a beautiful and historic city, situated on the banks of the River Ness. The list of activities to do in Inverness is endless. Visit the Aquadome Sports Centre or the Ice Rink for a family day out, or spend a few hours at the multi-screen cinema at the Inverness Retail Park… be sure to order lots of pop corn!
Inverness in the Evening. There are lots of places to enjoy an evening out in the city including various restaurants ranging from traditional Scottish food to Tapas. If you are looking for a cultured evening, a trip to Eden Court Theatre should suffice. The theatre hosts various arts including music, drama, ballet and film.
Shopping If you are looking for shopping, Inverness hosts a large shopping centre which has lots of shops including Zara, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and a large food hall. Inverness has its own Castle which looks over the River Ness. Be sure to make a visit, and take in the spectacular view of the city from the hill.