Our Loch Ness guest house is located on the south side and is in an area of outstanding beauty, with rolling hills, clear lochs and breathtaking views. With such a beautiful and wild landscape people come all year round to observe the rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Many of the walks are way marked, particularly those in the Inverfarigaig, Foyers and Whitebridge areas, with excellent safe routes for visitors to experience the area and enjoy wonderful views over Loch Ness. Our B&B is dog friendly, so why not bring your dog with you when you visit. We're certain your pet will love exploring just as much as you!
Various boat trips can be found on Loch Ness. Whether you'd like a slow cruise (www.cruiselochness.com) towards Urquhart Castle or an exhilarating tour by speed boat (www.caleycruisers.com), there are trips suitable for all tastes.
Foyers Falls is a 165ft tall waterfall that feeds Loch Ness. You can park in Upper Foyers and follow a series of steps down to the falls. There are two viewpoints where you can take in the full beauty of the falls.
The NC500 is the best the North Highlands has to offer. The route runs to and from Inverness, venturing round the capital of the Highlands, up the West Coast and back via the rugged North Coast. The Craigdarroch Inn is in Foyers which is a convenient stopover at the beginning or at the end of your NC500 trip.
The Highlands of Scotland provide some of the best championship golf courses in the country, to suit every budget and ability. The Highlands and Islands are home to many of the most remote and scenically beautiful courses.
Superb courses attract world class players, who visit the Highlands of Scotland for the challenging courses, many of which were designed by the great names in the golf world such as James Braid and Old Tom Morris.
The Scottish open course (www.castlestuartgolf.com) is only 7 miles east of Inverness.
There are a number of small workshops and galleries in the area. If you're staying at our Loch Ness guest house, simply speak to one of the team, or get in touch with The Craigdarroch Inn prior to your stay.
For competent riders, treks across the glens of Loch Ness or the trail of the 7 Lochs can be organised at Loch Ness Riding. (www.lochnessriding.co.uk)
South Loch Ness is often referred to as the Lake District of Inverness, and there are numerous small Lochs and Lochans, that provide great waters for keen fishermen.
We recommend contacting local ghillie Alex Sutherland (on 01456 486 711) or getting a permit from The Whitebridge Hotel. (01456 486 226)
For those who like a bit more adventure you don't need to travel far to experience sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, raft building & racing, dry slope skiing, archery, mountain biking, sea kayaking, summer and winter mountaineering, climbing, abseiling, gorge walking and wow balls. All of these activities are just a short drive away in Inverness and Aviemore.
Visit Lochinsh (www.lochinsh.com) and Boots 'N Paddles (www.boots-n-paddles.co.uk) for more information.
Since the first recorded encounter with Nessie by St Columba in AD 565 there were few recorded occurrences until the 1930s, where it is said that the creature was disturbed by the creation of the new A82 road. Since then, numerous credible witnesses reported encounters with a strange creature on the loch.
A fair few people have become obsessed with discovering the mysteries of the murky waters, and many regularly flock here to Foyers for Nessie hunting. There are dozens of theories as to what the creature could be or whether it exists. If you think you could solve the mystery, then why not visit the Loch and try your hand at some Nessie hunting!
To book a stay at our Loch Ness guest house, please get in touch with us at The Craigdarroch Inn, or make a reservation directly on the booking form.