Busy tourist hotel based close to the banks of the world famous Loch Ness
Sitting close to the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, the Drumnadrochit Hotel is a favourite destination amongst the many tourists visiting the region.
This 3-star establishment features a variety of rooms that cater for individual tourists and families alike. Each guestroom includes en-suite bathroom facilities, whilst bedrooms feature a host of amenities including television (with satellite channels), hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Disabled guests are fully catered for also.
The hotel features both a restaurant and a café. The latter serves snacks and light dishes throughout the day and is perfect for those returning for a quick breather during a hiking filled day. The Loch Ness Bistro serves a variety of evening meals of which ingredients are sourced locally. Thanks to its location, meals at the hotel, as well as the stay itself, are greeted by the stunning Highlands scenery.
Whether visiting the village of Drumnadrochit for a complete getaway or with the purpose of hunting a certain well-known ‘monster’, guests at the ‘Drum’ hotel will find it well placed for a number of activities.
Obviously the favoured attraction is Loch Ness. Multitudes of tourists each year head out onto the lake waters in search of Nessie, the mythical creature supposed to live within the incredibly deep waters. The loch covers a vast area (nearly 22 square miles) which makes it more than possible to enjoy the entire day on the waters.
As well as boat trips, the loch also accommodates wind-surfers, canoes, and paddle boats.
The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre offers visitors to the region and the Drumnadrochit Hotel the chance to look into the history and sciences of lochs, whilst also focussing on the folklore that has grown up around this particular lake.
Whilst the loch takes centre stage within the village, there are a number of other points of interest to be found. The village itself is picturesque, particularly on sunny days, whilst the landscapes around also provide perfect backdrops to an enjoyable trip. The village sits at the foot of Glen Urquhart, a scenic valley which is a fine example of Scotland’s natural terrains. A large number of heritage walks span out from this general location including the Great Glen Way.
The remains of Castle Urquhart can be seen overlooking the village and the loch, thus proving to be a popular destination for visitors. This medieval castle has historically proved important to the protection of Scottish people particularly during their wars with the English.
If it gets to the stage where sea-monsters and nature get too much, the city of Inverness is only 16 miles away. Here visitors can breathe in the city air whilst picking from a wide range of restaurants and pubs. Like many of Scotland’s cities, Inverness is full of culture and entertainment, making for a nice change in pace.
Alternatively, if this taste of nature uncovers a further need for the great outdoors, the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland’s largest location of this sort, lies just 25 miles away from the Drumnadrochit Hotel making a daytrip easily possible.