One of the classic sights in Scotland is of the ruined Urquhart Castle, perched above the fabled murky depths of Loch Ness, against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. This magnificent stretch of land south of Inverness is a great place to spend days or even weeks in the pretty embrace of the Highlands. Here are the top hotels to help you do that, all bookable through Culture Trip.
If you’ve come to Loch Ness for the whimsy and lore of the Loch Ness Monster then you may well be intending to visit one of the two museums dedicated to the wee beastie. Nessieland and the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition are rival attractions set roughly 500ft (150m) apart, and they’re both on the doorstep of the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel. The building dates to 1740 and has a traditional bar and restaurant.