Loch Ness tour in picturesWritten by Helmut Watterott
Our Loch Ness tour is very popular. It is a long day driving but so worth the trip. It incorporates some of the best scenery in Scotland.
A quick video from the top of Urquhart Castle
The tour goes from Glasgow via Loch Lomond past the Drover Inn or From Edinburgh through Stirling (Past Stiling Castle), Doune, Callander and Crianlarich. Crianlarich is where the road turns towards Glencoe. The ancient mountains (350+ million years old) of Glencoe give a spectacular backdrop to this beautiful valley steeped in history.
From there we make our way to Fort William past Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The road takes us further past Loch Lochy (we usually have lunch on the shore of Loch Lochy) and Loch Oich following the path of the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus which is the southern most point of Loch Ness.
A quick stop at Fort Augustus allows you to see the see locks of the Caledonian canal. From there we make our way to the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle. A defensive position with documented history since 500AD. This castle ruin is beautiful and right on the shore of Loch Ness.
Loch Lomond taken from Inveruglas
The Drovers Inn. Unchanged since 1705 and reputed to have been frequented by Rob Roy.
The Three Sisters in Glencoe
Loch Lochy, the view from our typical lunch destination
Locks at Fort Augustus
The southern tip of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus
The stunning ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.