Fort Augustus Activities
The village of Fort Augustus has a vast range of activities to keep you busy during your holiday. There are great places to eat & drink and the Loch Ness Cruise meeting point is just outside the Abbey. The new South Loch Ness trail and many other paths offer various walking routes and there is often live music in the pubs and bars.
Fort Augustus has its own golf course and the Canal Locks have their own unique way of entertaining. There are places to buy ice cream and gift stores to buy your loved ones that special present from the Scottish Highlands.
The Highland Club is arguably the centre of The Highlands and it is therefore easy to travel to Fort William or Inverness. See our Transport and Travel page for more information.
Walking, Hiking and Cycling
Wandering in and around Fort Augustus is hard to resist, so it is just as well there are paths and walks in abundance! Walk Highlands gives free information and advice on walking for all levels of fitness so you can walk, cycle or run.
You can also find out all you need to know at Visit Inverness Loch Ness.
The Great Glen Way, the South Loch Ness trail, and Alt na Criche are just a few of the wonderful walks we can recommend. And lets not forget the world famous Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles!
Views of Loch Ness from the highest points of these paths are often said to be breathtaking. They are always worth the climb so don’t forget your camera. We’re happy to share the moments you capture during your time at The Highland Club, so please feel free to share on our social media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Here you will find out all you can about The Loch Ness Monster and the countess expeditions to see her in the flesh!
The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre is halfway between Fort Augustus and Inverness. It is a fascinating insight to the legend of Loch Ness taking you from the beginning of Scotland’s history to present day. Some say, you can’t visit the Highlands without seeing the mysteries of Loch Ness!
So don’t miss out on this exciting exhibition!
Loch Ness Boat Trips
Cruise Loch Ness, just outside the Abbey, and Jacobite Cruises are a short drive along the A82.
To explore Loch Ness fast and a little bit bumpy, the RIB is for the adventurous and thrill seekers. Or relax and take in the scenery on the more leisurely Royal Scot. There you will find a bar on the bottom deck.
The history and countless stories of Loch Ness capture the imagination so leave you wondering “where is Nessie now?”
We’re sure Nessie loves visitors to her waters so don’t let her mysteries stop you from taking a boat trip!
In Your Element offer several outdoor activities throughout the year such as WoW (Walk on Water) and canoeing. They can also provide white water rafting sessions and archery.
Imagine kayaking down the River Tarff into Loch Ness, stopping at The Boat House Restaurant for some lunch and then relaxing with your favourite book in the Club Lounge. Sound interesting? Book your holiday at The Highland Club now!
….and contact In Your Element directly for more information on their varied range of activities and things to do.
Dolphin Watching in Inverness
A 1 hour drive and you can take a ride on the custom built boats to see the Bottlenose Dolphins.
You can book your tickets by visiting dolphinspirit.co.uk. The kids will love you more than ever for taking them to experience this thrilling trip around the Moray Firth.
The trips start from Inverness Marina on Longman Drive and run every 2 hours between 10am and 4pm. Dolphin watching is seasonal from April to October so don’t miss out!
This list represents a very small amount of the various activities and things to do in the Scottish Highlands. Hence, there is no better place to start than The Highland Club. From Fort Augustus, you will find travelling to the many, different places very easy and fast.
For more information on things to do, go to Visit Inverness Loch Ness and check out the What To Do list.
Additionally, if you are stuck for choice and not sure where to begin, complete the enquiry form and ask us! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to help you plan your perfect holiday at The Highland Club!
Swimming pool closure
The Abbey swimming pool is closed due to extensive and necessary repairs that are currently underway. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We will publish any news on our website when we have a date for it re-opening.