This road-trip starts by visiting sights outside the city of Inverness before heading south along a broad valley aptly known as the Great Glen. If you’re going to spot Nessie the Loch Ness monster, then this is where it will happen!
Try the Oakwood Restaurant in Dochgarroch (IV3 8JG) en route to Drumnadrochit where you can also eat well at the Fiddlers (IV63 6UU).
Having driven to Drumnadrochit along the northwest shore of Loch Ness visit the Loch Ness Centre to make your own mind up about the Loch Ness Monster legend. Then try some Nessie-spotting yourself around the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Continue to follow the shore road south to Monster Activities for watersports or other outdoor activities, if there’s time. Finally follow the Great Glen south to the mountain town of Fort William.
Book Accommodation online. Particularly good are the Myrtle Bank Guest House, the Highland Hotel or the budget Bank Street Lodge.