Whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday or something more adventurous, The Inch Hotel Loch Ness provides the perfect base to explore the beautiful Great Glen and Loch Ness area. Scenic Urquhart Castle is just 20 minutes away by car, whilst Fort Augustus village centre is walking distance from the hotel and is the base for several Loch Ness cruises and trips along the Caledonian Canal.
For the more active amongst our guests, we have a number of stunning walks that start right outside our front door, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to advise on the wealth of local activities in the area.
For guests wishing to do a real Grand Tour of the Highlands and Islands, you’ll find that The Inch makes the perfect holiday destination. We’re only a 45 minute drive from both Inverness, the capital of the Highlands on the East Coast and also Fort William on the West Coast which is regarded as the Outdoor Capital of Britain. Further afield Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye can be reached within a few short hours, as can the Cairngorms National Park.
The Inch provides everything you need from a Loch Ness hotel to make your holiday in the Highlands an unforgettable experience. Our stunning backdrop, professional staff, excellent restaurant and flexible approach also make us the ideal venue for weddings, meetings, touring groups, celebrations and festive breaks with family and friends.
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.
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.
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).