TOURISM in GLEN URQUHART 
Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, ideally situated
in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, offers
all facilities for peaceful holidays
and easy touring around.
Welcome to Drumnadrochit
For all detailed, complete and official information on   Loch Ness tourism , please visit the site of the Association Visit Loch Ness
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Bed & Breakfast :
Ten minutes away from Loch Ness,
Pierre-Marie and Christiane Lebrun welcome you
in their Guest House in Shenval, for convivial stays,
B &B or half-board :
Tel/Fax 0044 1456 476363, or send E-Mail
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Hotel or Lodges :
In a peaceful area, facing Loch Meikle, eight minutes
from the centre of Drumnadrochit, a quiet hotel
with excellent cooking : Glenurquhart House Hotel -
Carol and Ewan Macleod, Tel. 0044 1456 47623
Lodges available.
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* Guests staying at Loch Ness Guest House will enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of the estate, with
landscaped Gardens, Meadows, Woodlands, Streams, Walkways including the Great Glen Way, and Fishing Rights on Loch Ness.


* A friendly welcome and excellent B&B near the centre of Drumnadrochit :


* Excellent local pub and restaurant, on the A831 between Balnain and Shenval :

Nice and comfortable B&B in the heart of the Village :
Visit the Website for more information
Greenlea
The Green,
Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness

Touring - Visiting Sites :


* Wildlife Tours and Guiding Services, Golf Trips, Adventure Travel, Guided Hillwalking - Minicoach Tours
to clients requirements - Individual car or 8-seater minibus : contact George Simpson at LochNess Travel.

* The GLEN AFFRIC WALKING FESTIVAL : Several guided walks from June 2 to 4, 2006 - Contact address : Pierre Lebrun,
Tel/Fax 0044 1456 476363, or visit the Glen Affric and Strathglass websites, to organize your NATURE holidays.

* Visit the "monster exhibition", and view Loch Ness live,
* Hourly Cruises on Loch Ness : Gordon Menzies, Temple Pier, Drumnadrochit (daily 10am onwards)
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* Comprehensive guided tour departing from Inverness and including a 90 minute cruise, entry into both Urquhart Castle
   and Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition, and more. (Presented by Tony Harmsworth, co-founder of the Loch Ness Centre)
* For hikers and Nature-lovers, who want their holidays to be a really different, unique experience :
The  website offers a wide choice of organized stays or walking holidays, guided circuits, hikes, hill climbing, forests, mountains or discovery of spectacular sites. Dont' miss it !
Activities and interests :
* The Gardens on Loch Ness, Abriachan Garden Nursery, (celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2004).
   Woodland walk in a 4 acres area. - Open daily 9am to 7pm. Visit web site : Loch Ness Garden
* Local Celtic Jewellery, Clothing and Accessories : Rainnea Graphics

* Talented local wood craftsman : Adrian's Wood Workshop.
The Clansman Centre, Fort Augustus : A young Scotsman, dressed as a Highlander, had the good idea to reconstruct the house and daily life of people in the Highlands during the 17th century.

Visit this 17th Century Living Museum, close to the Docks at Fort Augustus.
It's Educational and fun...
There are many others. All information on Loch Ness tourism can be found on the site of the Association
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Background Music on this page is a traditional Scottish tune : "Come by the Hills" (lyrics at bottom of page)
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Urquhart Castle, on Fascinating Loch Ness, the most visited ancient monument in Scotland, is often represented in a gloomy, misty atmosphere...

However this is how you'll see it when visiting the site in Summer : a cheerful, bright and colourful landscape, here painted from a photograph taken in May, in the golden yellow light of masses of brilliant brooms in full bloom...
Loch Ness, brooms at Urquhart Castle (watercolour 35x25cm)
The DRUMNADROCHIT ARTS GROUP,
founded around 50 years ago, is still active in the glen : a more formal class is now given in Drumnadrochit and several of our members have left or moved recently.
The others still gather together in friendly meetings or informal workshops, taking pleasure in working together and exchanging ideas and experiences.


Lyrics of a Scottish Song, the musical background on this page : "Come by the Hills"

I.
Come by the hills to a land where fancy is free
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the lochs reach the sea
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun
And the cares of tomorrow must wait 'til this day is done.
II.
Come by the hills to the land where life is a song
And sing while the birds fill the air with their joy all day long
Where the trees sway in time and even the wind sings in tune
And the cares of tomorrow can wait 'til this day is done.
III.
Come by the hills to a land where legend remains
Where stories of old stir the heart and may yet come again
Where our past has been lost and the future has still to be won
And the cares of tomorrow must wait 'til this day is done.
May 2006