Things to See & Do
The Highlands has some amazing activities and great restaurants to offer, you will find all the local places here and some further a field that are worth venturing out to...
The boats and hot tubs are available to enjoy all year round...
With a chic interior, the atmosphere offers a calm, welcoming and warm environment to relax after a day’s adventure – whether you have been working, site seeing or travelling. They serve excellent food with great service too.
15 Min drive from the cabin
Fort Augustus, PH32 4DU
Scottish/Mediterranean food in relaxed loch-side restaurant and garden set in abbey grounds. If you get one of the window seats you will have a view straight up Loch Ness !
15 Min drive from the cabin
Fort Augustus, PH32 4BD
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a beautiful 19th century castle surrounded by evergreen trees and the nearby loch. Perfect for afternoon tea or a special occasion dinner.
40 min drive from the cabin
Fort William, PH33 6SN
Here you can enjoy a free guided tour of their workshop where you will see all the traditional implements used by the Tanner as well as the lengthy hand finishing processes, which help to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece, which is exclusive to Skyeskyns.
(Open every day)
1.5 hr drive from the cabin
Isle of Skye, IV55 8GD
Take the gondola up to the top at Nevis Range and visit the Snow Goose restaurant and bar or enjoy the slopes.
Open every day, weather permitting (closed in November)
30 min drive from the cabin.
Nevis Range, PH33 6SQ
Loch Ness Exhibition
Explore the exhibition, revealing the legends, history and natural wonders of the world's most famous lake.
Open all year.
40 min drive from the cabin.
Drumnacrochit. IV63 6TU
01456 450 573
Experience Segway and Archery
Explore the countryside on a segway or have a go at archery
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
A great family fun day out, with lots of woodland attractions and activites.
1.5 hr drive from the cabin
Carrbridge, PH23 3AJ
Fine Highland cuisine served along with amazing Indian dishes too - like no other. They serve up authentic dishes, not the usual fayre you find at your local curry house.
Also available to take away, but you will need to order and then collect yourself.
10 Min drive from the cabin
Invergarry, just before entering the village
not listed yet
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland all over the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. The cafe is excellent too, worthy of a stop off for lunch or just a cup of tea and cake.
1 hour drive from the cabin (Just before Skye)
Dornie by Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX
The best months are July, August and September, but there is good fishing anytime between May and October.
Man made canal sections
Scottish Canals, as the riparian landowner, allows fishing for brown trout and other freshwater fish along the man made sections of the Caledonian Canal – no permit is needed. Please just remember to pay attention to other waterways users, and do check for any overhead power cables.
Occasionally salmon and sea trout may be found in the canal – new regulations on migratory fish are coming into place, and all salmon and sea trout are to be returned back into the water (even if they die on the bank). There are very serious consequences for anyone found taking migratory fish.
Lochs and rivers
Permits are required for fishing in the lochs and local rivers. You can find out more or obtain a permit by contacting the following:
River Ness and Loch Ness – 01463 233178 (Grahams of Inverness)
Loch Dochfour – 01463 861 218 (Dochfour Estate)
Loch Oich – 01809 640000 (Aberchalder Estate)
Loch Lochy – 01397 702832 (Eric Wallace Fishing Tackle)
There is free bank fishing for brown trout on Loch Ness, with light tackle only, and away from the mouth of rivers. You must also have the landowner’s permission. Please be aware that Ness District Salmon Fishery Board ‘water bailiffs’ enforce fisheries legislation across the Ness District; they will request to see your permit should you be fishing from a boat (see more at ).
Know before you go!
Fish and fishing rights are protected in Scotland – please keep these points in mind when fishing in Scotland.
The maximum number of rods which can be used from a boat at any one time is four (even if there are more than four people on the boat)
The annual close time for salmon is 16th October to 14th January
The annual close time for trout is 7th October to 14th March
Fishing for or taking eels was banned in 2008, for conservation purposes
Check which methods of fishing, baits and numbers of rods are permitted before heading off on your fishing trip
Loch Garry and other local lochs
Loch Lomond Sea Planes
If you're driving up from the south to the cabin, why not start or end your visit to us with a flight to Bute or Oban for lunch.
Stop off on the A82 and have an amazing experience with the only European Sea Plane service available today.
You too can get in the spirit of Canadian life where our cabin came from and see the wonderful highlands from above - double bubble!
Scheduled flights from £89
Loch Lomond Seaplanes fleet consists of new, modern, state of the art, amphibious Cessna 208 Caravan short haul regional airliners - one of the most reliable aircraft in the world today.
Cameron Bay, Loch Lomand, A82
A day's Fishing with Ghillie David
A day's fishing in the glen with our local Ghillie David.
Trawling, casting, fly fishing, spinning and dead bait.
£250 inc the boat, rods and David of course.
If you would like more information or something different David can probably organise what ever you prefer inc the best salmon fishing in the Highlands.
Stalking with your camera!
Stalking game and shoot with your camera!
Take to the hills, walk amongst the
beautiful Highland scenery, discover the amazing wildlife like osprey, golden eagle, deer, pine marten, red and black-throated divers.
A day with David from £150
If you would like to go deer stalking, you need to be physically fit, have the right clothes and have shot game before. David will take you out on the hills for a day. He will supply guns for 2 and take you out for the day,
Available early September to 20th October,
during the annual cull to control the population to ensure grazing for
herds over the bleak winters.
From £1000 depending on your package.
In Your Element (Outdoor Activities)
As a fully mobile activity provider - you don’t need to bring your gang to an activity centre for your day out. They can meet you at a suitable location close to the cabin and bring the activity to you.
Canoeing on Loch Ness, abseiling or rock climbing and gorge walking to name just a few things they organise for you. Even a Highland Games!
Inverness & Loch Ness, Aviemore, Loch Lomond, Loch Tay
Due to Scotland’s fascinating geology and notorious rainfall we’ve got some pretty spectacular waterfalls tucked away in the countryside. Following heavy rain, it is absolutely spellbinding to watch water thunder down the glens. Even when we’ve been treated to sunnier days and the thunder is more of a trickle, the waterfalls in Scotland are still incredible beauty spots to go see.
The Lock Inn
A great traditional pub with hearty portions. A vast range of malt whiskies and a tempting menu of bar meals, which includes Orkney salmon, Highland venison and daily seafood specials…
15 min drive from the cabin
Fort Augustus, PH32 4AU
Fort Augustus Golf
This is a 9 hole course, set against the mountains, with a few sheep to keep you company. Reviews say its generally quite out there.
15 min drive from the cabin
Market Hill, Fort Augustus PH32 4DS
Glen Garry Waterfalls
Take a lovely stroll with a gentle climb to the waterfalls
1.5 hour walk, free car park with a trail map.
5 min drive from the cabin
From the cabin, turn right, turn right again at the top of the road onto the A87 towards Invergarry. Drive for about 5-10 mins and you will see a green forestry sign on the left "Glengarry" Slow down to run sharp right down a track to the car park.