In and around

Loch Ness

Romance and monsters

Landscapes, love and lochs

Legends of a world-famous monster, a romantic history and breathtaking landscapes – there truly is nowhere like Loch Ness.
It was the scenery surrounding Point Clair House that first made owners, Kal and Trush, fall in love with the area. And it’s easy to see why – you’ll very likely fall in love too when you stay in this luxury accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness!

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness
Perfectly located

Nearby towns

When it comes to things to do in Loch Ness, you won’t be bored. Point Clair House is conveniently located between the villages of Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit. Fort Augustus is a six-minute drive south and is the starting point for the Nessie boat tour. There are a number of pubs, gift shops, grocery stores and, just past the village, a scenic 9-hole golf course.

Drumnadrochit is a 15-minute drive north and is home to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. The village has a number of excellent pubs, takeaways and cafes, as well as a Co-op store, pharmacy and whisky shop. Drumnadrochit means “ridge on the bridge” in Gaelic and, if you cross the bridge and go south, you’ll find the romantic ruins of 16th century Urquhart Castle.

The city of Inverness is a 35-minute drive north and has an abundance of gift shops, clothing shops and bookshops, as well as cinemas.


Four Seasons in one day

Let’s talk about one of Scotland’s most infamous features: the weather. Locals will tell you to expect all four seasons in one day. Although it can catch you unawares, the unpredictable weather at Loch Ness results in atmospheric beauty. Regardless of the season or the forecast, the best tip is to leave Point Clair House prepared with warm clothes, including scarves, hat, waterproofs, thick jumpers and, perhaps, a wee nip of whisky to keep the cold out! For extra warmth, go to a village ceilidh and dance the cold away to toe-tapping traditional music.

Marine Life

Whales and dolphins

Legend has it the Loch Ness Monster has made her home somewhere in the loch’s murky depths.  To get the full history of the Loch Ness Monster, head to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in nearby Drumnadrochit or take the Nessie boat tour.

Just in case Nessie doesn’t make an appearance, why not head out to see the dolphins in the Moray Firth?  There’s an abundance of nature and wildlife to see in the Loch Ness area.  Dolphin and whale watching boats regularly leave from Chanonry Point on the Black Isle.  Even if you fail to spot the bottlenose dolphins, slicing elegantly through the waves, you’ll likely see seals, sprawling on the rocks or dipping in the water. 

Loch Ness Monster
Caledonian canal Fort Augustus
Back in time


The nearby Caledonian Canal, constructed by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century, stretches for 60 miles and encompasses twenty-nine lochs, four aqueducts and ten bridges. It’s a perfect place for a tranquil walk, as well as boating, paddling, cycling or running.

At the Clansman Centre, you can take a trip back in time at a 19th century Highland turf-house. An authentically-dressed clansman will bring the past back to life in this immersive experience. The Centre, based in Fort Augustus, is open from April to October, seven days a week from 10am until 5pm and during the evenings in summer.

The Corrimony Chambered Cairn, featuring eleven standing stones, is a Bronze Age excavated passage grave, free to enter and open all year round.

The ultimate

Dram Whisky

Whether you’re in a warm pub sipping a peaty dram or discovering how Scotland’s famous drink is made in a distillery tour, there’s plenty of options for whisky-lovers.

The nearest distilleries are Glen Ord and Tomatin, both an hour’s drive away from Point Clair House.

The world-famous Speyside – with names like The Macallan, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Balvenie – is a two-hour drive away.

Whiskey glasses


Point Clair House

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