Discover the Magic of Loch Ness
Loch Ness is one of the most famous bodies of fresh water in the world and the subject of innumerable books, films, legends and scientific investigations over the years.
For families enjoying a short break in one of Aldourie’s self-catered holiday cottages on the Estate, Loch Ness is abound with cycling routes and walks. As well as cycling and walking holidays the Loch is famous for its fishing and boat trips, dolphin watching and Nessie spotting.
Monsters apart, the Loch has a romantic and mysterious allure all of its own and its extraordinary beauty has mesmerised visitors for centuries.
The area boasts some of the most outstanding and scenic attractions in Scotland: Urquhart Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Moray Firth dolphins, whisky distilleries, Highland Games, and the city of Inverness, to name but a few.
In addition, there are outstanding golf courses nearby Loch Ness (ask about group golfing stays at Aldourie Castle) as well as shooting and stalking estates a few miles away, making Aldourie the ideal luxury retreat for shooting parties in Scotland.
Follow the shoreline of Loch Ness from Aldourie Castle Estate and discover spectacular views across the Scottish Highlands. Or take a short walk from the Castle to the Estate’s private marina and take a cruise on Loch Ness directly from the pier.
Loch Ness is 23 miles / 37km in length; 1 mile / 1.6km wide; up to 786ft / 239m deep and contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. Not only is Loch Ness impressive to look at it is also a harmonious place to think and breathe, an adventure playground to discover and enjoy.