Things to do/see in the area
Loch Ness is a 30 minute drive from most of the Waverley Inn Group's properties, during in which you can see some of the most scenic parts of the Highlands.
A very old Scottish story is that there is a monster that lives deep in the waters of Loch Ness. The story goes back to the year 500ad when images of a strange being were carried into rocks located near the Loch. Since then people have flocked to the area hoping to see the monster which has been named The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie for short.
Take a trip to Loch Ness and see for yourself the beauty of the area and if you can spot Nessie.
Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking River Ness in the centre of Inverness. The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn.
Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is on the A82 road, 21 kilometres south-west of Inverness and 2 kilometres east of the village of Drumnadrochit. The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification.
Although Bottlenose Dolphins tend to be the most frequently encountered and well known species in the Moray Firth, we do often encounter other sea-life and birdlife. Like the Dolphins some species, such as the shy Harbour Porpoise can be seen in the Firth all year round, others such as the Pilot Whale and Basking Shark are much more occasional visitors
The Victorian Market which is interesting and goes back a long time. The first covered market in Inverness was built in 1876-70 but it was destroyed by fire although the original sandstone entrance in Academy Street remains. Following the fire the Victorian Market was rebuilt by Inverness Town Council in 1890-91. Nowadays the Victorian Market is a beautiful shopping centre which has many small shops such as gift shops, florists, news agents and many other traditional shops.