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Less than 2 miles from the most famous loch in the world – Loch Ness. Take a boat trip on Loch Ness in your own quest of finding that elusive “monster” or experience the quiet and very beautiful south side of the Loch.

A casual stroll takes you to Fort Augustus with the historic Caledonian Canal Locks. During the holiday season the village of Fort Augustus with its many cafes, restaurants and bars bustles with visitors. It is in the heart of the Highlands and is a superb base for your adventures.

Many trails are located within the surrounding forests and alongside the glorious River Oich. The white sandy beaches on the west coast and the magical Isle of Skye are all within a days drive.

Aonach Mor (Uk’s 9th highest mountain - 1221m) is only about 30 mins drive. There you can take a gondola ride and experience a spectacular view of the Great Glen and Ben Nevis (Uk’s highest mountain - 1345m). Winter skiing is available and downhill mountain biking in the summer months.

A must is the Jacobite Steam Train journey from Fort William to Mallaig, which crosses the viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films – one of the finest railway journeys in the world.

For a spot of retail therapy, Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is about 40 minutes drive.

These are just a few suggestions but there are many more activities to be discovered - including golf, white water kayaking and historic places of interest such as the ruins of 16th century Urquhart Castle.

View of Loch Ness View of Loch Ness from fort Augustus “spacer” loch ness monster statue Statue of the famous, but elusive, Loch Ness Monster “spacer” harry potter steam train Steam train and viaduct made famous in Harry Potter films “spacer”