Loch Ness, Inverness and the Black Isle

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2 Included Excursions
  • Tour legendary Loch Ness and take in the spectacular views
  • Visit Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands
  • Explore the mysterious Black Isle
  • Enjoy entertainment on some evenings

No trip to the Highlands is complete without a visit to legendary Loch Ness – and this trip does just that, as well as exploring the mysterious Black Isle.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Strathpeffer
We make our way from the interchange to Strathpeffer, where we stay at the Highland Hotel. (D)

Days Two to Four - Strathpeffer
Spend time exploring Strathpeffer at leisure during the next few days, and enjoy our included excursions to Loch Ness and the Black Isle. (B,D)

Day Five - Strathpeffer to home
Time to make our way home today, as we return to the interchange. (B)

Highland Hotel


  • Received a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2017
  • Stay in magnificent architecture nestled in a pretty Scottish Glen with a number of great walking trails starting in the area
  • Enjoy a drink in the traditional wood paneled bar and a drink in the oak-beamed restaurant
  • Easily reach Inverness and the remote areas of the highlands by both car and public transport

Stay with us in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland in our hotel nestled in a beautiful green glen in the spa town of Strathpeffer.

The town is a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, with distinctive architecture and a number of scenic walks in the area including to pretty Rogie Falls. Going a little way out of town, Inverness can be reached in about half an hour by bus or car, in the city there are a number of historical sights to see including the castle and the old high church.

Going further afield take a trip to Dingwall, from where you can hop on a train to the Kyle of Lochalsh or anywhere in between. The route takes in fantastic Highland scenery and has been called one of the most scenic train lines in the country. Loch Ness is also a nearby attraction with plenty of companies offering cruises on the loch for one of the best ways to take in this area of Scotland.

In the hotel there is a traditional feel of a Scottish hunting lodge with wood paneling in the bar and oak beams in the restaurant. So you can enjoy a relaxing drink and a tasty meal in cosy settings while enjoying fantastic Highland hospitality.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Loch Ness and Inverness

Tour of legendary Loch Ness, travelling to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the loch and continuing on past the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle to visit Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands.


Half Day: Black Isle

The Black Isle is where we’re off to today, calling at Fortrose, which overlooks the Moray Firth and Cromarty, the Highlands’ best-preserved historic town. With endless beautiful landscapes, this is a really enjoyable excursion.