Local Activities

 
Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Come along for a fun-filled afternoon of clay pigeon shooting on a highland estate. Price includes full instruction and all equipment provided. Enjoy the thrill of competing with friends or family in a beautiful rural location.

Ask at Reception for further details.

Minimum age 8

 
Archery

Archery

In the land made famous by the movie Brave, this easy-to-learn sport is great fun for all, with special bows for children, courtesy of Monster Activities. Price includes full instruction and all equipment provided.

Ask at Reception for further details.

Minimum age: 5 with parental assistance

 
Air Rifle

Air Rifle Shooting

An opportunity to learn the basics of target practice with an air rifle. We use .22 rifles, shooting at a variety of targets. Operated by Monster Activities.

Ask at Reception for further details.

Minimum age 8

 
Tomahawk

Tomahawk & Knife Throwing

This exhilarating new activity is an experience you will not forget. Operated under strict control by Monster Activities.

Ask at Reception for further details.

Minimum age 10

 
Cruise Loch Ness

Cruise Loch Ness

There is no better way to appreciate the wonders of Loch Ness than to view the loch on board one of the cruises or boat trips. Cruise Loch Ness departs from Fort Augustus and passes notable landmarks including the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus Abbey and Cherry Island.

For more information visit http://www.cruiselochness.com/

 
Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding landscape on horseback on the varied and magnificent rides available around Loch Ness and the Great Glen with Borlum Farm.

For more information visit Borlum Farm

 
Fort Augustus Golf

Fort Augustus Golf Course

Challenge yourself to a game on the 9 hole Fort Augustus Golf Course located on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with breathtaking scenery overlooking Loch Ness.

For more information visit https://www.scottishgolf.org/coursedirectory/listing/fort-augustus-golf-club

 
Fort Augustus Golf

Championship Golf Courses

The Highlands of Scotland provide some of the best championship golf courses in the country, to suit every budget and all abilities. From accessible clubs at Fort Augustus, challenging links courses at Nairn Dunbar, world class championship courses at Dornoch and in the Spey Valley, brand new courses at nearby Castle Stuart, picture-perfect views come as standard.

 
Lochcarron

Lochcarron Golf Club

Lochcarron Golf Club is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the Highlands. The golf course is a short but a demanding one which is suited to all levels of golfers and provides both a good test of golf and a spectacular walk.

Find out more at www.lochcarrongolfclub.co.uk

 
Walk Highlands

Walk Highlands

Explore the Loch Ness area on foot on the many marked walks, ranging from the gentle stroll to the more demanding hike. Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll for all the family or a strenuous uphill mountain climb, the Highlands’ remarkable landscape will awaken your senses.

For more information on walking on the area please visit Walk Highlands.

 
Family Cycling

Bike Hire from The Inch

Hybrid mountain and road bikes are available for our guests to hire at the Inch Hotel, Loch Ness. The bikes are robust and an ideal, exhilarating way to explore the wonderful natural surroundings of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus and the Great Glen.

 
Loch Ness Exhibition

Loch Ness Exhibition Centre

Gain insight into the significance of Loch Ness and discover important scientific findings at the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre in Drumnadrochit (19 miles from Fort Augustus).

For more information visit http://www.lochness.com/exhibition.aspx

 
Culloden

Culloden Battlefield

Situated 6 miles outside of Inverness is one of the most emotive sites in Scotland, Culloden Battlefield - scene of the last battle fought of British soil. Recently renovated, Culloden Battlefield boasts an innovative Visitor Centre complete with immersion theatre.

For more information visit Culloden Battlefield

 
Balnain Bike Park

Balnain Bike Park

Take a scenic bike ride on the growing network of trails in the area or challenge yourself at Balnain Bike Park - the cycling equivalent of a skateboard park. From challenging mountain biking routes and forest trails for those seeking a bit of adventure, to quiet countryside lanes and cycle routes for those in search of something a little more relaxing, the Highlands offer excellent cycling opportunities.

For more information on cycling in the area.

 
Fort George

Fort George

North East of Inverness is Fort George, a large 18th century fortress with what is considered to be the mightiest artillery fortifications in Europe. Situated on the coast of the Moray Firth, visitors to Fort George may be lucky enough to spot dolphins.

For more information visit Fort George

 
Abriachan Nurseries

The Loch Ness Garden

Since 1984, we have been gradually creating our garden - merging it with wonderful existing landscape and integrating with the lush native deciduous woodlands.
On one level it is a garden of infinite detail; on another the eye follows sweeps of colour leading into the surrounding magnificence of Loch and mountain.

http://www.lochnessgarden.com/

 
Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court Theatre is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in the centre of Inverness. The theatre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now the largest combined arts centre in Scotland. With the reconstruction complete the theatre now has two auditoriums, two cinemas and two performance/dance studios. The theatre’s restaurant and bar facilities have also been totally overhauled and improved.

For more information visit Eden Court Theatre

 
Gallery

Galleries

Visit Kilmorack Gallery near Beauly which specialises in sculpture, paintings and ceramics by leading contemporary Scottish artists. Inchmore Gallery, located in Kirkhill is claimed to be the most progressive and stimulating art gallery in the Highlands. Tore Art Gallery is the largest gallery in the Highlands of Scotland and the Castle Gallery in Inverness was described in the ‘Independent’ newspaper as one of the best reasons to visit Inverness.

 
Canoe Hire

Outdoor Adventures & Canoe Hire

Boots N Paddles are a mobile outdoor activity company offering adventures across Scotland. We offer fun days out for families and groups including canoeing, WoW balling, climbing and weaselling, plus a comprehensive canoe/ kayak hire and shuttle service

For more information please visit http://www.boots-n-paddles.co.uk/

 
Tain Golf Course

Tain Golf Club

Tain Golf Club is a traditional Scottish Highland links course designed by Old Tom Morris, situated 9 miles south of Dornoch.

The Championship length links enjoys spectacular views over mountains and sea and benefits from a sheltered climate, which allows favourable golfing conditions for most of the year. With the 3rd hole rated as one of the best 18 links holes in Scotland and the 17th acknowledged as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris, we believe that Tain offers one of the finest settings and challenges for a round of golf.

For more information visit http://www.tain-golfclub.co.uk