Loch Ness © norbel Fotolia/ Francesco Bucchi

It may be Scotland's deepest and most famous expanse of water, but Loch Ness is also a simply beautiful place to stay, with beguiling Highland landscapes looming from every direction. 

After all, you'll need a fabulous place to stay while you're searching the length and breadth of the loch for Nessie. Monster hunting can be tiring work.

You can choose from:

  • Charming loch-side cottages where you can wake up to stunning views of Loch Ness.
  • B&Bs run by friendly locals who can provide you with first-hand knowledge of the area.
  • Unique self-catering lodges and farmhouses where you can return to a home-cooked feast after an invigorating day in the great outdoors.
  • Caravan sites and glamping accommodation, if you're looking for an affordable yet unforgettable experience.
  • A backpacker lodge, so you can meet your fellow Nessie enthusiasts!

Why choose Loch Ness?

  • It's situated 6 miles (10 km) south west of Inverness - perfect for day trips to the city.
  • The land is shrouded in myths and legends. Take a boat cruise across the loch, and don't miss a visit to the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition in Drumnadrochit for more details about the Nessie phenomenon.
  • One of the most photographed castles in the world, Urquhart Castle is picturesquely perched on the banks of the loch.
  • The surrounding area is a spellbinding wilderness, with several walking and cycle routes, including the South Loch Ness Trail and the Great Glen Way.

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