If you’re planning a holiday in Scotland, or a visit to the UK from abroad you really should put Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland at the top of your list of UK holiday destinations.
Our accommodation in the Highland Club Fort Augustus Abbey sits on the southern tip of Loch Ness in The Highlands of Scotland. Loch Ness is situated on the north eastern end of the Great Glen.
Flights are available in to Inverness from many major airports and train stations can be found in both Inverness and Fort William.
This beautiful Loch (another word for lake) is 23 miles long and 1 mile wide and extremely deep. In fact, Loch Ness is the largest body of freshwater in Britain and contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined.
Loch Ness view on a beautiful summer day in surroundings of Fort Augustus village
Nessie the Loch Ness Monster was first sited by Saint Columba in 565AD. There have been many sightings since this time and all we can do is to keep looking for our own sighting!
There are many places whilst staying at The Aonach Mor apartments to sit and watch, or just relax by this mysterious and most beautiful body of water.
Loch Ness Marathon
The monster is not the only long-running legend in the area, as Loch Ness is also home to one of the best marathons in the UK. It is the biggest in Scotland which takes place in a rural setting, and brings lots of opportunities for all kinds of runners to take part – either in the marathon or one of the associated running events.
The central location of Loch Ness also makes it an ideal place to stay and tour The Highlands, from castles, to hiking, walking, climbing, golf, fishing, distilleries, something for everyone.
There are two distinct boat trips you can enjoy on Loch Ness and both are moored just outside The Abbey grounds. Cruising on beautiful Loch Ness on the Royal Scot is one of the best ways to enjoy some of the Highland’s stunning scenery. Or enjoy the unique, fast and exhilarating rigid inflatable boat (RIB) trip accessing loch-side areas which are otherwise inaccessible to larger cruises.
There is nothing not to like about staying in the Monastery in Fort Augustus. The location, ground amenities, ambiance and apartment were perfect for our family of 5. The apartment had everything we needed and was within close walking distance to pubs, small grocery, shops etc. The staff were kind and helpful.