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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
“Take a boat trip up loch ness, jACOBITE CRUISES OR RENT A PRIVATE TOUR VIA AIR BNB”
  • 84 locals recommend
Castle
“Along the shores of Loch Ness - why not take a cruise to visit Urquhart Castle outside the Clansman Hotel”
  • 50 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 ”
  • 38 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”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Up a remote single track to one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland! We take guests here as part of a day experience, (subject to availability).”
  • 29 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
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
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
“Council run leisure centre. Lane swimming, pool with flumes/slides, gym, fitness classes, climbing wall, indoor bouldering. Drop in rates available for vistors. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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
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
Waterfall
“Falls of Foyers is a lovely water fall only 15min drive from the village and when we've had some rain which does happen occasionally they can be pretty spectacular!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“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
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
Pub
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“The Lochy is a local pub, serving good food. The staff are friendly and you'll enjoy the cosy atmosphere.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
“The Lochy is a local pub, serving good food. The staff are friendly and you'll enjoy the cosy atmosphere.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely little restaurant with views over Ben Nevis and sitting right beside the famous Neptune staircase on the caledonian canal”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Delicious Bistro Food or Fine Dining (advance booking). Great Place for a special occasion.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Riverside pub which, although in city centre, is more likely to be frequented by locals. Also do award winning food, should you be hungry! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Russell's restaurant at the Smiddy House is my favourite restaurant for finer dining. They offer a set menu only 2 course dinner at £34.50 or 3 courses at £40.00 per person. During the winter months (November to March) their opening times are restricted. March & April: Wednesday to Sunday for dinner. May to October: Tuesday to Sunday for dinner.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Scottish food with a Turkish twist. Views over Loch Ness and situated in Fort Augustus Abbey.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cafe in Spean Bridge, just a couple of mins away. Ideal for breakfast or pop in for coffee and cake. They also have a ‘grab and go’ menu. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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