Loch Ness Self Catering

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Things to do

One of the things people like about the Highlands of Scotland is that they not too big - you are never that far from something, and, even if you do have to drive for a couple of hours, the journey itself is often a pleasure - quiet roads and spectacular scenery.

Walking is favouite activity in the area - virtually unlimited scope and it's free! This subject has several websites of its own and I would just suggest you try http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/lochness.shtml which has a lot of good suggestions, and printable maps.

These recommendations have been made by other visitors - whatever your requirements I am sure you can find something to interest you here and make your holiday complete. Most of the headings and pictures contain links to the relevant website.

Loch Ness Riding
With over 20 years experience producing and competing Endurance horses, Candy now only takes limited numbers of competent riders, who need to be comfortable at all paces. If you qualify, you will enjoy wonderful riding and scenery, on fit horses, through a variety of Highland terrain. The stables are only 100 yards from the Cabins, 700 yards from the Byre, and 2 miles from Cameron Cottage. There is another Riding Centre on the other side of the Loch which is more suitable for less experienced riders.
 Horse riding at Loch Ness

Abriachan Garden Nursery
As the name suggests, more than just a nursery. This stunning garden overlooks Loch Ness more or less opposite us. A must for anyone interested in plants, and, even if you are not, it is a lovely place to stop with panoramic views back across to this side.

The Dores Inn
A more welcome sight you will never see. As you approach Dores from Inverness, the first thing you see is a spectacular view of Loch Ness, and the second, as you near Loch Ness, is The Dores Inn situated on the shore of the Loch.
On a cold day you can relax by the cosy log fire and enjoy lunch or dinner from a varied menu of home cooked food. On a nice day you can  sit out by Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the elusive Nessie or more likely, just to see the beautiful loch view followed perhaps by a stroll along Dores beach.
It is advisable to book in advance for meals, as the restaurant is very popular and consequently does get full.
Large selection of fine whiskies, ales and wines available.
Reservations 01463 751203

michelle@thedoresinn.co.uk

www.thedoresinn.co.uk

The Dores Inn
Fort George
This Hanovarian fort was started in 1748, to replace the Castle at Inverness, which had been blown up by the Jacobites just before their defeat at Culloden. However, by the time it was finished in 1769 the Highlanders had been suppressed beyond any likelihood of hostility, so the building has never seen a shot fired in anger. In the 21st century it is unique in that it has a functioning military garrison, yet is open to the public, with a museum and other buildings to see.
Even if you are not particularly interested in militaria, it is an impressive sight - huge fortifications on a peninsula commanding the Moray Firth. Dolphins can often be seen from the ramparts.
Fort George

Moray Firth Dolphins
This "pod" of bottlenose dolphins, thought to number approximately 130, is one of the strongest in the UK. Take the opportunity to see one of these intelligent and beautiful animals in their natural environment.

Click on the logo for more details.

 Moray Firth Dolphins logo

Fishing
I am not a fisherman myself, so giving guidance is difficult, but there are endless opportunities around here, from pike fishing to trout lochs, to the famous Scottish salmon rivers, and from free to very, very expensive. You can get some good advice from J. Graham & Co, an Inverness sporting shop, who sell day licences for a number of places, including the beautiful Loch Ruthven, less than 4 miles from the Cabins. Rithven is worth a visit even if you are not fishing - among other things it is famous for having the majority of the country's breeeding stock of Slavonian grebes, and the RSPB have set up a reserve with a hide on the banks. Bank fishing on Loch Ness, and on some other lochs, is free.

 brown trout fishing

Cycle Hire
Great way to see the countryside. (But remember it is quite hilly around here!) The Great Glen Cycle Hire company will deliver and collect bikes.

Cycle Hire

Ros Rowell, The Artist's Studio,
Edinuanagan Croft, Torness,by Dores, Inverness
Phone: +44 (0)1463 751 314
www.highlandart.com

Only a few minutes drive from any of these properties - well worth a visit

highland art

 


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