Legendary Loch Ness Round Tour

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Enjoy a 4 to 5 hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, tour guide, Johnny, as he takes you on a journey all the way round Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Urquhart castle, Inverness cathedral and what better way to complete your tour than with a visit to Inverness Castle

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dores

The beautiful Village of Dores will be our first stop at the famous Lochs waters edge. Here you will be able touch, taste or even have a wee swim (Not compulsory :)).

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The Falls of Foyers

Local legend has it that Rabbie burns (Famous author of Auld lang Syne) was said to have sat on a rock by the Falls of Foyers and written one of his Famous poems. Don't forget to ask Johnny (Your guide) which one it was. A village on the east shore of Loch Ness 10 miles north of Fort Augustus on the military road built by General George Wade. From here we go down to the viewpoint overlooking the Falls of Foyers a 140 foot waterfall dropping into a gorge on its way to Loch Ness.

Stop At: Fort Augustus

In the aftermath of the Jacobite rising in 1715, General Wade built a fort (taking from 1729 until 1742 to complete) which was named after the Duke of Cumberland. Wade had planned to build a town around the new barracks and call it Wadesburgh. The settlement grew, and eventually took the name of this fort. The fort was captured by the Jacobites in March 1746, just prior to the Battle of Culloden.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Invermoriston

The village's most visited attraction is the Thomas Telford bridge, built in 1813, which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls.

Stop At: Urquhart Castle

The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross. The castle was granted to the Clan Grant in 1509, though conflict with the MacDonalds continued. Despite a series of further raids the castle was strengthened, only to be largely abandoned by the middle of the 17th century. Urquhart was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces, and subsequently decayed. In the 20th century it was placed in state care as a scheduled monument and opened to the public: it is now one of the most-visited castles in Scotland.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Drumnadrochit

The settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. If the weather is good, your guide Johnny WILL take your photo WITH 'Nessie'

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Inverness Cathedral

Also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (1866–69), is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the city of Inverness in Scotland close to the banks of the River Ness. It is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain (Dornoch Cathedral is not actually a cathedral) and was the first new Protestant cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Inverness Castle

A succession of castles has stood on this site since 1057. The castle is said to have been built by Malcolm III of Scotland, after he had razed to the ground the castle in which Macbeth of Scotland according to much later tradition, murdered Máel Coluim's father Duncan I of Scotland, and which stood on a hill around 1 km to the north-east. The first Inverness Castle was partially destroyed by King Robert I of Scotland. The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. It is built on the site of an 11th-century defensive structure. Today, it houses Inverness Sheriff Court. There has been a castle at this site for many centuries. The castle is not currently open to the public, however a recent campaign has led to the creation of a working group to explore the possibility of doing so in the future. In April 2017 the north tower of the castle was opened to the public as a view point. At present, only the castle grounds and the north tower are open to the public.

Duration: 30 minutes
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