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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Stunning location for a walk and a wee scout to spot Nessie the Loch Ness Monster. Beautiful views and stunning scenery.”
  • 80 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Castle
“Situated on the banks of the famous Loch Ness is Urquhart Castle which is a must see attraction when in the area offering an insight to the history of the area and an opportunity for some stunning photographs.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Great place to visit with fantastic views , the gondolas will take you up to the restaurant and viewing areas, if you are into walking and mountain biking you will not find much better in Scotland I would highly recommend it ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional highland pub & restaurant on the shores of Loch Ness. After eating take a stroll on the pebble beach for breathtaking views. 20 min drive”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
“an hour's drive away... Stunning National Trust for Scotland estate...great walk circuit...”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Caledonian Canal cuts right across Scotland from East to West - from Inverness in the East to the west coast at Corpach near Fort William . Built in the 19th century, it was designed by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford. Take a boat cruise along it, or just walk to the eastern point where is meets the Moray Firth - You will not be disappointed!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Be sure to visit this 5 star rated visitor attraction in Drumnadrochit which takes visitors through seven themed areas exploring Loch Ness from it's beginings to the third millenium and some insights on the legendary monster. Also offered nearby are cruises of the Loch for you own chance to try and get up close to Nessie!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Purchase tickets for this very well run cruise of either the Caledonian Canal AND Loch Ness with a stop off at Urquhart Castle or alternatively pick the ferry up at The Clansman Hotel on the shores of the loch for the Loch and Castle visit only.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gym
“15 minutes walk away.... loads of things to do: gymn, indoor sports galore, climbing wall, competition pool, sauna, steamroom, flumes, wave machine, rapid river etc etc ...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Most scenic part of Fort William, nice gentle walking with stunning views of Ben Nevis ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely cosy restaurant and bar, lovely food, fresh seafood, good meat choices. One of our favourite restaurants. Casual / smart informal. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“This is a lovely circular walk. For part of it you walk on the old railway line. There are information boards scattered along the route. Beautiful views of the grey corries.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Worth a visit. Just 8 miles from here. The waterfall is stunning and there are two viewing platforms to view them from.”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Store
“Delicious food which is all home-cooked. Try their seafood chowder The cosy coffee shop also includes a deli and lovely selection of wine. Very good value.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Established in 1858 by the Campbell family and is still a family run business. They specialise in country wear, knitwear and have their own bespole tailoring staff for sporting suits/formal wear/highland dress and ladies wear. The shop is a must to see as it is a beautiful old time store.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Distillery
“Apparently Dalwhinnie is Scotland's highest distillery - enjoy tours and tastings :-) You can always take the train so that you can enjoy a tipple....”
  • 14 locals recommend