Deep in the wild but beautiful Scottish Highlands rests Loch Ness, a large, freshwater loch with a storied past. Seeing the loch is reason enough to make a trip up to Scotland, but it’s not the only treasure Loch Ness has to offer. The breathtaking Highlands scenery and plentiful family activities make this area an ideal UK holiday destination.
What lurks beneath the water at Loch Ness? This area is probably most famous for the legend of the monster…and there’s only one way to find out if the rumours are true! Take a boat trip out across the water, and keep an eye out for otters, leaping trout, and deer grazing by the waterside. This is the perfect way to drink in the beauty of the loch, and who knows what else you might spot? Back on dry land, there’s plenty of historic landmarks to explore. Urquhart Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop right on the banks of the loch, dates back to medieval times. The majestic great hall and gloomy prison cells will spark children’s imaginations, as they imagine what life was like here years ago.
Mysterious monsters aside, your family will never be bored on holiday at Loch Ness. There’s an abundance of walking trails, ranging from a gentle stroll to more challenging hikes. If you’d prefer to explore on two wheels, the stretch of the nearby Caledonian Canal is perfect for biking along. The more adventurous can try out quad biking, wind surfing, or even skiing on the Nevis and Cairngorms Ranges.
A holiday here doesn’t have to be all action though – it’s also a lovely place to relax and take in the scenery. The Feather Down location, Loch Ness Collection, is just three miles from the loch, and is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. Snuggle in the cosy Feather Down tents, and enjoy spending time with your family in unique, unforgettable Loch Ness.
Scottish Highlands, Inverness
Canvas Frills Lodge
Close to forest
Near a river or lake