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Places to visit

Places of interest to visit during your stay at Foresters Lodge near Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. They are all within easy reach and are good days out. If you can’t fit them all in then you will just have to come again.

Urquhart Castle just out onto Loch Ness and is clearly visible from the opposite shore especially in winter when the castle is lit up. The castle is near the village of Drumnadrochit on the A82 and can be reached either by going east through the city of Inverness or by going west via Fort Augustus at the southernmost end of Loch Ness.

Fort Augustus – a bustling village at the most southern end of Loch Ness, is about 17 miles from foresters lodge well with a visit. This is where the Caledonian Canal, with its many stepped lock gates, comes into operation for boating purposes enabling travellers to continue their journey. It is well worth a walk along the side of the Caledonian Canal watching the various boating craft in the lock gates waiting to go on their way. Various eateries, shops, petrol station. It is possible to travel from the east coast to the west coast of Scotland by various waterways along the entire length of the Great Glen.

Dolpin watch at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle. Drive north out of Inverness over the Kessock Bridge and turn right at the first roundabout signed towards Rosemarkie and Fortrose on the Black Isle. Drive through the village of Avoch and then look carefully for the right hand signpost down to Chanonry Point. Drive down a single track road through a golf course [beware of flying golf balls!] to the car park. Follow a signed footpath to the sandy beach and wait. The dolphins come in on the high tide so times of sighting will vary during the year. Aim to get there about two hours after low tide. It is very exciting when they appear… also a great place for a paddle and a picnic.

Fairy Glen Waterfalls on the Black Isle at Rosemarkie. A beautiful peaceful walk with a series of stunning waterfalls and wild flowers

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