Balachladaich Loch Ness B&B
Dores
Inverness
IV2 6XP

Telephone: 01463 751300
E-mail: fiona@lochnessbedbreakfast.co.uk

Listed below are a few of our favourite local attractions, in order of distance from Balachladaich Bed & Breakfast.

HOLM MILLS WEAVING EXHIBITION (8 miles)

Discover what life was like in a weaver's croft, see the early mechanised weaving machines and listen as the tartan story is told.

INVERNESS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY (9.5 miles)

FREE. An interactive museum behind Inverness Castle, where the collections cover the geology natural history and archaeology of the Highlands.

ABRIACHAN GARDEN & NURSERY (18 miles)

DONATION. Enjoy the views from the hills above Loch Ness, and the beautiful landscaped gardens merging with native deciduous woodlands, or relax with a drink in the "Reading Room".

CALEDONIAN CANAL VISITOR CENTRE (22 miles)

FREE. A small but unique venue in Fort Augustus showcasing the history of Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal from its beginnings to its present day rejuvenation.

LOCH NESS EXHIBITION (23 miles)

A hi-tech multi-media presentation in 11 languages leads you through 7 themed areas and through 500 million years of history.

URQUHART CASTLE (27 miles)

Urquhart's tower house commands splendid views of the famous Loch Ness and Great Glen. Enjoy outstanding array of medieval artefacts found at the castle, then relax in the café and visit the shop with its local crafts.

HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK (47 miles)

Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Cairngorm. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.

FORT GEORGE (24 miles)

This Hanovarian fort was started in 1748, to replace the Castle at Inverness, which had been blown up by the Jacobites just before their defeat at Culloden. However, by the time it was finished in 1769 the Highlanders had been suppressed beyond any likelihood of hostility, so the building has never seen a shot fired in anger. In the 21st century it is unique in that it has a functioning military garrison, yet is open to the public, with a museum and other buildings to see.
Even if you are not particularly interested in militaria, it is an impressive sight - huge fortifications on a peninsula commanding the Moray Firth. Dolphins can often be seen from the ramparts.