THINGS TO DO
We are ideally placed for a huge range of outdoor adventures right in the centre of the Highlands. We are half way along the Great Glen Way, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and a multitude of activities and fun things to do. Below are just a few of the highlights on our doorstep and our friendly and knowledgeable local team are on hand to help you plan your adventures during your stay with us!
Walking & Climbing
We are blessed with plentiful options for walking whatever your fitness level. Our friendly team are on hand to advise on local walks. For detailed routes all over the Highlands please click here.If you are looking for great local walks in the Fort Augustus area you can download information and maps here and the Local Heritage Trail Map here.
Cruise Loch Ness
Cruise Loch Ness offer daily boat trips throughout the year only 5 minutes walk from our front door. Whether you are looking for a tranquil cruise taking in the spectacular Scottish scenery aboard the Royal Scot, a more exhilarating power boat trip on our rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), or to hire one of their fleet for your special occasion, then we can help!
Skiing & Snowboarding
Fancy ripping it up in the white stuff? We are only 40 minutes from the closest ski area at Nevis Range. Take a gondola up the mountain to a variety of runs overlooking Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
Local Wildlife & Nature
We are perfectly located for spotting lots of local wildlife, with Scotland's Big 5 animals all within 1 hour of our hostel...you may even be lucky enough to spot the elusive Nessie!If you are lucky enough to enjoy a clear night why not enjoy some star-gazing. You may even spot the Northen Lights! You can download a star map here.
Scottish Arts & Crafts
The stunning scenery in the Scottish Highlands and around Loch Ness inspires creativeness with many local artists showing their work for free. For ideas on galleries and craftworkers to visit click here.
Visit Inverness Loch Ness
The Highland City of Inverness, and it’s most famous neighbour, Loch Ness, together present one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. Visit Inverness Loch Ness offers potential visitors, a comprehensive resource for planning and booking holidays and short visits to this beautiful part of Scotland and an insight into the rich history and culture of the area. Check out the abundance of things to see and places to visit in our area - there’s something exciting here to suit people from all walks of life!