The Loch Ness Inn

“Comfy village inn in the famous Great Glen” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LEWISTON, HIGHLAND

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Our View

A brisk stroll from here on the waymarked Great Glen Way heads towards the shoreline of the renowned loch. This place is a hive of activity and there’s always an event of some kind going on. The modern menu is based on top Scottish ingredients – Scottish seafood chowder or haggis and clapshot in an oatcake bowl, followed by Black Isle rib-eye steak; or east coast haddock. All this will build an appetite for a loch-side ramble to famous Urquhart Castle. Unusually, a range of Scottish distilled gins is available at the bar – Boe and Caorunn being just two.

The Loch Ness Inn
LEWISTON, IV63 6UW
Phone : 01456 450991

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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