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Day trips from Loch Ness

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Day Trips from Loch Ness

Glen Affric (drive time 40 mins)

Glen Affric is one of Scotland ‘s most picturesque glens, and home to one of the largest remains of ancient pinewood forests with spectacular loch and mountain views and numerous opportunities for spotting wildlife.

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Eilean Donan Castle (drive time 1 hour)

Perhaps the most photographed and romantic castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan is a wonderful castle on Loch Duich surrounded by mountains and the hereditary seat for Clan MacRae since the 16th Century. Featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as Highlander and James Bond (the World is Not Enough), Eilean Donan is a great day trip from Loch Ness.

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Isle of Skye (drive time 1 hour 20 mins)

The magical Isle of Skye is a land of legend, myth and mystery. Stunning mountains, castles and a unique mixture of Viking and Celtic culture. With stunning coastal views, keep your eye out for whales, dolphins, sharks and seals.

Inverness (drive time 45 mins)

The capital of the highlands is well worth a visit. Go dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth or visit Culloden, scene of the infamous battle in 1746 which saw Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebellion finally crushed. Over 1200 highlanders were slaughtered, full of atmostphere, and a place for reflection.

Ben Nevis (drive time 40 mins)

Britain’s Highest Mountain stands at 4406ft (1344m). It is popular with both walkers in climbers and its summit is not be underestimated. Mighty Ben Nevis is covered in cloud on approximately 300 days of the year.

Glencoe (drive time 1 hour 30 mins)

One of the most dramatic sites in the Scottish Highlands and scene of the infamous massacre in 1692. Glencoe is a mystical and magical place. Surrounded by towering peaks, with its rich and bloody history, it will leave a lasting impression.


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