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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
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
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
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
Hotel
“Lovely cosy restaurant and bar, lovely food, fresh seafood, good meat choices. One of our favourite restaurants. Casual / smart informal. ”
  • 14 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
Bar
“Because the Venison Stornoway main course dish is amazing! The warm chocolate torte for pudding is delicious. Over 500 Whiskies to choose from, you will definitely see Nessie after trying a few of those! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“30 mins drive away... Mountain Biking and walking trails...great for all ages!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Farm
“Great food and some beautiful local crafts for sale as well as other local produce. A picturesque setting, there's a waterfall on the other side of the road and some lovely animals around the log cabin style café, we often see highland cows here!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Scottish food with a Turkish twist. Views over Loch Ness and situated in Fort Augustus Abbey.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Cruise along the Caledonian canal then onto Loch Ness to see stunning sights, stop off at Urquhart Castle and lookout for Nessie!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Because they have a small pool table and a juke box. On Friday and Saturday nights, they are open until 1am. Sometimes they have live music bands playing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Good shop for essentials. Usually has a good selection of whisky and beer. You're on holiday so it would be rude not to indulge...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sublocality
“The Falls of Foyers are a short drive away from Fort Augustus and worth a visit”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Daytime cafe serving good food with a friendly service situated on the Square in Drumnadrochit about 15 mins walk from Elmbank”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely friendly cafe - real gem in the Highlands (excellent for breakfasts!) Varied menu includes Vegan & Veggie options and friendly welcoming staff.”
  • 5 locals recommend