The 10 Best Things to Do in Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom (UK)

July 19, 2017 Alida England

Drumnadrochit in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Boat Tours. Discover best things to do in Drumnadrochit with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Loch Ness Cruises

Loch Ness Centre Nessieland | At the junction of the A82 and A831 at the junction by the bridge, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
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4.5 based on 289 reviews

Loch Ness Cruises

LOCH NESS CRUISES aboard "NESSIE HUNTER" You will find our LOCH NESS CRUISES booking office in CELTIC CRAFTS GIFT SHOP at the Junction of A82/A831 in Drumnadrochit. Free Parking in NESSIELAND and you will find us at the bottom of the steps on street level,left of the pharmacy. Please note JUNE,JULY and AUGUST are busy and we do recommend you book early. Loch Ness Cruises on the Nessie Hunter can only be booked at Celtic Crafts, online or at participating Scottish Tourist Board Visitor Information Centres(VIC's)! CELTIC CRAFTS We invite you to visit this stunning shop offering a unique collection of Scottish quality jewelry, ceramics, textiles and mixed media art. Visit this little shop where made in Scotland is important and quality is at its best.

Reviewed By PHLee7ca - Ellicott City, Maryland

We bought tickets for the Deep Sound Cruise from the small convenience store attached to the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. They takes groups of 12 and pick up in shuttle in the parking lot between the Centre and hotel next door. The 3 minute shuttle ride takes you down to the docks where the driver becomes Dave the boat Captain. Very knowledgeable commentary during the cruise and visible sonar screen for you to see the lake's bottom profile. There are no amenities (food, water or toilet) on the small fishing style boat. There are row bench seats inside and a outside beach seat along the back and some cushions. The cruise gives you a different perspective from the water and great views of Urquhart's Castle. The upcoming fall leaf colors should be even more spectacular if they offer the cruise into late fall...you should check ahead from the Exhibition Centre's website.

2. The Falls of Foyers

Foyers IV2 6XU, Scotland +44 1456 486233
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4.5 based on 594 reviews

The Falls of Foyers

Reviewed By Gary H - Prague, Czech Republic

Decided to stop here and walk to the views of the waterfall. Be warned there are allot of steps and it certainly get the heart pumping. Great views of the waterfall but don't expect Niagra Falls. Such seclusion is rare. Didn't not see any squirrels but I am sure they were there. Quite a climb back up from the Loch so the Foyers Cafe at the top was very welcome. Highly recommend the scones with cream and jam once your heart has returned to normal.

3. Aigas Field Centre

Beauly IV4 7AD, Scotland +44 1463 782443
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5 based on 151 reviews

Aigas Field Centre

Please avoid the disappointment of being turned away. Aigas Field Centre is a residential business and not open to passing visitors. Prior booking is always required. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; Aigas is a Highland estate and family home offering unsurpassed hospitality, educational holidays and wildlife experiences to residential visitors from all over the world.

Reviewed By oscar505 - San Diego

With high expectations from all the great TA reviews, I went to Aigas as part of a Road Scholar group - and Aigas met and exceeded all those expectations. My previous 2 weeks in Scotland had been as part of a photo tour that was long on photo ops, but extremely light on information about history, geology, lore, ecology, etc etc. The wonderfully trained, articulate and enthusiastic rangers at Aigas filled in all the gaps and then some.
Sir John's lecture about the history of the Highlands brought the Jacobite Rebellion and so much more into sharp focus, with application to US history and today's world situations. I could have listened for another hour. Lady Lucy's concern for the needs of her guests and the dietary peculiarities of each one make the meals a delight, and she, Hermione and the rest of the staff make it clear they will do their best to make everyone's stay as wonderful as they can. And everything is done with such ease and grace.
Thanks to all for a wonderful stay. I am sending my friends (and maybe will sneak back with one of them)!

4. Loch Ness Riding

Drummond Farm, Dores IV26TX, Scotland +44 7973 815208
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5 based on 29 reviews

Loch Ness Riding

Loch Ness Riding offers great hacking in a wonderful landscape for competent english-style riders only. Sorry but we do not take beginners. We are endurance specialists but we also give lessons in all disciplines. You can ride from an hour to several days. Advance booking is essential.

Reviewed By Romy H

This two-hour ride through the beautiful Loch Ness scenery really exceeded my expectations! If you are an experienced rider wanting to go for a hack with well-trained horses, Loch Ness riding is definitely for you. The farm is located amidst beautiful hills, patches of forest...MoreYou did really well too considering it was a while since you had ridden - enjoyed taking you guys out. Thanks for the review

5. In Your Element Scotland

14 Cabrich, Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7PH, Scotland +44 333 600 6008
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In Your Element Scotland

In Your Element is a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering amazing outdoor adventures across Scotland, with bases in Inverness, Aviemore and at Loch Lomond (previously known as Boots N Paddles). We offer a range of outdoor experience for families, stag/ hen groups, corporate or charity groups including canoeing, gorge walking, archery, aerial adventure courses and much more. We're the largest canoe and kayak hire operator in Scotland, with a large fleet of boats available for individuals, small groups and adventure events. With a flexible shuttle service and comprehensive outfitting service we should be your first port of call.

Reviewed By mart2611

On the spur of the moment we hired a Katakanu for the hour and had the most fantastic time, as a family of four, paddling in the Loch. The kids particularly enjoyed it. Staff are friendly and laid back and I would say the hire...MoreMany thanks for coming along to try out our katakanus at Loch Lomond Shores. It's a great place to have a bit of fun on the water with the family. Thanks too for taking the time to give us a review. Much appreciated, Calum.

6. Castle Cruises Loch Ness

Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX, Scotland
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Castle Cruises Loch Ness

Reviewed By lizardtiff - Sarasota, Florida

I cruised with Deepscan, not one of the other companies, and it was excellent. The leader of our trip was one of the actual scientists who had been studying the lake since the 1960s when he was in his 20s, Dick Raynor. The boat only takes 12 people at a time so you are not packed in like sardines. He started by telling us about the lake a bit and then played a video about the history of the investigations and the evidence. We slowly motored out to the deepest part of the lake at 227 m, which you could see on the depth finder. After that we went closer to shore and then over to Urquhart Castle. By the time we got there there were tons of other boats but Dick kept maneuvering so that we could get a clear line for photos of the castle. We didn't have any monster sightings, but I learned a lot and it was fun asking questions of someone who has been there since the beginning. The tour starts and ends at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. They transported us by minibus to and from the dock. I recommend this tour.

7. Urquhart Castle

A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland +44 1456 450551
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Urquhart Castle

Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall. A more comfortable view of the iconic ruins, against a backdrop of Loch Ness and the hills of the Great Glen, can be enjoyed from the café. Urquhart’s stories are also told through a remarkable collection of artefacts left by its residents, historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet siege engine, and a short film. The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s history. This is where St Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century, where acts of chivalry and defiance provided inspiration during the Wars of Independence and where the MacDonald Lords of the Isles struggled with the Crown for power.

Reviewed By quinni_224 - Cowra, Australia

Upon arrival in the Visitor’s Centre there is an introductory film which sets the scene of one Scotland’s largest Castles before you make your way to the guardhouse, remaining battlements, first floor and basement of the Grant Tower, the watergate and the ruins of the early castle and dovecot.
Whilst amongst the ruins, we also got to see some medieval-attired staff members re-enacting common occurrences from the time.
Also on our visit we were also lucky enough to see a couple deer running across the vast lawn and then up the side of the hill to the castle. This was enjoyable to watch the two of them frolic together.

8. Loch Ness

Scotland +44 1463 233999
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Loch Ness

Many people believe that this brooding lake in Northern Scotland, 21 square miles in size at an average depth of 800 feet, could certainly hide a large dinosaur-like "monster," the lake's long-time and elusive resident.

Reviewed By BarbieMegaTraveller - Sydney, Australia

The Loch (lake) itself is quite beautiful (see pics) and the Mountains surrounding the lake are great in different lighting when the sun shines, then changes when the cloud covers over.
It has a great peaceful feeling about it too, very calming. I admit I stared out across the lake hoping to see Nessy, scrutinising every little bump or wave that the wind created.

9. Corrimony Chambered Cairn

National Grid Reference: 26, NH 383 303 | Glen Urquart, 8.5m West of Drumnadrochit off the A831, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TJ, Scotland +44 1667 460232
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Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Reviewed By Sukanya D - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

I knew about Cairns and I thought it would be somewhat similar to the burial stupas I had heard about. So, I was determined to see at least one Cairn when in Scotland. We stayed two nights at Drumnadrochit and the nearest cairn was the Corrimony Chambered Cairn.
It was a lovely drive and there was ample place to park the car.. No admission fee. Lovely serene, green surroundings. But then it began to rain. However, we walked down to the cairn and took some photos. Then it began to rain in earnest... but the surprising bit was that the tall trees provided shelter.
This is a place to walk silently, ponder on the ephemeral nature of life BUT also to marvel at the utterly human desire to remember those long gone. This is NOT a place to take very loud people but is probably perfect for those who can resonate with the spirit of the past...the far distant Neolithic past.
It gave me goosepimples to "feel "the threads that link me to those very very old grandparents of humanity although I am not from these parts. That wa priceless.

10. Village Green

Drumnadrochit, Scotland
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Village Green

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

Charming little area with traditional buildings (virtually all are B&B's or cafes/eating establishments). Well manicured green - it is even nicer in Spring/Summer when colorful flowers are planted. Backdrop of the surrounding hills (especially in Fall colors) makes for a postcard-like setting. Buses to/from Inverness stop right in front of the green and the tourist information center is across the street.

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