Marina and Pier

Private pier and marina onto Loch Ness

Aldourie Castle Estate occupies an enviable position on the shores of Loch Ness. The captivating beauty and mystique of the Highland hills beyond make it a tranquil and beautiful setting for holiday cottage guests and private hire luxury holidays at the Castle alike.

What makes the serene Scottish landscape of Aldourie Estate more appealing is the fact that it can be accessed directly via Loch Ness. The private marina allows boats to be moored and docked right up to the shoreline of the Highland Estate.

Guests can board the Nessie Hunter with Cruise Loch Ness, canoes or speedboats from Aldourie’s private pier that juts out into the famous waters; Loch Ness is always waiting to be explored. Likewise, guests attending private house parties or celebrations at Aldourie Castle can arrive together in true style on cruise boats, walk through the enchanting woodland and down the drive straight to Castle door.

Located at the edge of the Castle woods and on the way to Dores Beach, the private pier can be seen from the windows and gardens of Pier Cottage, one of the idyllic holiday cottages on the Aldourie Estate. The pier is a calming place to relax and watch the boats bob up and down on the gentle Loch waves. Dogs and children love to play outside at Aldourie and the pier and marina add an element of adventure in all seasons.

Long ago, Aldourie pier used to include a beach house. Visit the History pages to find out more about Aldourie’s interesting heritage and see some photos of its past.


Revitalised Gardens

Discover how Aldourie is redeveloping the four main garden areas on the Estate inkeeping with its Victorian roots and the Wildland ethos. This includes an authentic and fully-functioning walled garden with a farm-to-table experience for private Castle guests.