Have a happy Easter at Loch Ness

Easter is an ideal time to visit us at Loch Ness.

It’s perfect for a cruise on the loch and a tour of the surrounding area, including the magnificent ruin of Urquhart Castle.

The Loch Ness area is beautiful in spring, and the loch side is adorned with wild primroses, enhancing any photograph with their various hues of yellow against the conifers and birch trees.

Of course, you will see even more of the beauty when you take a cruise with us - from our base at Dochgarroch or Clansman Harbour.

Your Easter visit could also include a City Sightseeing Tour in Inverness or a trip to the Culloden Battlefield.

Close by to Culloden are the Clava Cairns which have been made very popular in Outlander, the television series about time-travelling Jacobites Jamie and Claire.

Cawdor Castle is close at hand, too. It’s a must visit for anyone familiar with Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

You can also have fun with the Great Easter Egg Hunt, taking place in Inverness City Centre from 11am on March 30 to 4pm on March 31.

Entry forms are available from outside the Steeple on Church Street or inside Eastgate Centre at the Falcon Square entrance.

You need to find all the eggs hiding in the shop windows. Also, as part of this year's event, a challenge is to find the Easter Bunny's name. Special Golden Eggs are hiding in the shop windows - each one containing a letter. Find them all and you will reveal the bunny's name!

Superb views down the Great Glen

If you’re feeling energetic, there are lots of walks and cycle routes. One popular path is along the side of the Caledonian Canal to Dochgarroch, where you can also book your boat trip.

And you can slow the pace by visiting the Inverness’s excellent museum and gallery. Also, the tower at Inverness Castle is open to the public and offers superb views over the city and down the Great Glen.

By the end of the day, you will be ready for some food and drink. Dining in the area is excellent with many fine restaurants including Rocpool, Cafe One, and The Kitchin. Or you can visit one of the gastro pubs, many of which have live music in the evening. There are MacGregor’s, Johnny Foxes, Hootananny, and Revolution to name a few.

Fancy tasting some whisky? Try the Malt Room, in Inverness, where Matt will provide you with his expertise. Or seek out Jon at Fiddler’s, in Drumnadrochit, the four times winner of Whisky Bar of the Year.

Your Easter visit to Loch Ness can be extremely refreshing in lots of different ways! We look forward to welcoming you, and members of our friendly team will be happy to provide you with any additional information you may need to make the most of your time in the area.