Loch Ness Visitor Attractions
Loch Ness is known around the world for Nessie the fabled Loch Ness Monster, but famous also for its beauty and history as well as our little mystery. You may be surprised to learn just how much the area offers in terms of visitor attractions for the whole family, and even as a base for exploring further afield in the Highlands.
So if your interest is in the natural history and mysteries of the Loch Ness area, Historic castles, feats of engineering and shipping or you love searching for a good bargain you will find it here.
Have a look at our activities page for more ideas on how to spend your time in the Loch Ness area.
Highland Life Weaving Exhibition
Established in 1798, James Pringle Weavers at Holm Mills Shopping Village is one of the oldest weaving mills in Scotland. Visit the highland life exhibition, buy from a wide range of Scottish clothing, gifts & food or enjoy a meal in Ghillies Restaurant
Explore the Art, History and Heritage of the Highlands
Situated in the centre of this busy tourist and market city, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers a welcome diversion to visitors and locals alike. Explore our wide range of exhibits and take a more hands on approach in our brand new Discovery Centre.
Highland Garden & Plant Nursery
A Unique, Beautiful Garden and Nursery on the shore of Loch Ness. One of a New Generation of Scottish Gardens.
Award Winning Attraction at Drumnadrochit
Loch Ness is a fascinating and beautiful place. The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, Drumnadrochit pays tribute to that sense of wonderment as well as revealing some of the many secrets hidden in it's dark depths.
Fort Augustus - Gateway to Loch Ness
Widely considered a masterpiece of canal engineering, the 'Caley' is on a scale incomparable with almost anything else in Britain. It has survived due to its continuing importance in the Highland economy, and also because it is quite simply spectacular!
See and hear the Castle's history
The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle remains an impressive stronghold. Once one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart's tower house commands splendid views of the famous loch and Great Glen.
Cashmere Visitor Centre only a short car ride from Inverness
Johnstons of Elgin have made cashmere & fine woollen cloth, knitwear and accessories in Scotland since 1797. Join experienced tour guides as they take you around the factory seeing how products are made for the world’s leading luxury brands in Scotland