Local Area

As well as taking the opportunity to relax and enjoy the house and garden, you may wish to explore. Here, we have provided information for the immediate locality, plus a few personal recommendations for trips further afield.

Walking

There are several marked walks around the house and the village. You can buy a ‘Paths Around Foyers’ map at Foyers Stores. We can recommend the walks in Lower Foyers, which take you through the graveyard and onto the shores of Loch Ness, or to the tiny harbour. The Falls of Foyers are worth a visit. Walk to or park at Foyers Stores, and walk down through the woods, where you will find several places to view the waterfall. Another beautiful place to visit is the Forestry Commission picnic site at Dalcrag, where you can mess about in the river. Turn left out of the drive, follow the road for about 10 minutes and you will find it on the right.

Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is another tourist village, located at the head of Urquhart Bay on the northern shore of Loch Ness (about 1 hour’s drive from here). Despite being such a magnet for tourists, it still retains a great deal of charm and personality, with an impressive miniature model of Urquhart Castle on the village green.

It is most notable for being the ‘home’ of the Loch Ness Monster mystery. The 5* exhibition at the Loch Ness Centre is endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a ‘portal to the unique phenomenon that is Loch Ness.’ It reveals the inner secrets of Britain’s greatest lake, and sheds some unexpected light up the mystery for which it is so well known. Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

The ruins of Urquhart Castle are located just outside Drumnadrochit. Whilst enjoying its wild natural beauty and stunning views over Loch Ness from the Grant Tower, you can discover 1,000 years of drama and medieval life, by peering into a prison cell and imagining the banquets staged in the great hall.

Urquhart’s stories are also told through a collection of artefacts left by its residents, historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet siege engine, and a short film.

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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a lively little ‘touristy’ village located on the southernmost point of Loch Ness (about 40 minutes drive away), with lots of places to eat and drink.It is most notable for the impressive flight of locks that link Loch Ness with the Caledonian Canal. With pubs and cafes on the lock-side, it’s an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by.

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