• OUT AND ABOUT •
Lewiston is a perfect for walking, mountain biking and a touring base, being close to the world famous Loch Ness and in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
The City of Inverness is 15 miles away with shopping centres, cinema, tours and many other tourist attractions - see the official Inverness website for more information.
Crossroads Cottage is just half mile from the village of Drumnadrochit (with shops, a post office, hotel, restaurants, pubs, and the Loch Ness Visitor Centre) and only 1 mile from Urquhart Castle - one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland overlooking Loch Ness, with its own exhibition and interpretation centre. It is only about three-quarters of a mile walk to the shores of Loch Ness for a picnic and some Nessie spotting in the famous Urquhart Bay!! Visit this excellent Drumnadrochit & Loch Ness website for details of the area.
There are also a number of high and low-level circular Great Glen Way, the 73-mile long distance path from Fort William to Inverness, passes close to the cottage. This allows visitors to explore sections of it and perhaps complete it in stages if return transport is organised. Glen Affric is just a half hour drive away a veritable playground for serious Scottish Mountain walking. There are also several hillwalks right outside the cottage's front door - directions can be found in the welcome brochure.
Urquhart Castle - 1 Mile from Crossroads Cottage
Lewiston is just 1 hour's drive from the famous West Coast hub of Fort William (all facilities) Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK) and the incredible Commando Memorial. Here is access to Mull and Mallaig (with car ferry to the Isle of Skye) - and don't miss the world-famous Fort William to Mallaig steam train journey of Harry Potter Fame!! From Fort William it is also a short drive to scenic Glencoe, Oban and Mull of Kintyre.
From Lewiston heading north-west, you can access the breathtaking wilderness areas to the north such as Plockton, Torridon, Applecross, Gairloch, Poolewe, Ullapool, Lochinver, Kinlochbervie and Durness, these being some of the remotest and unspoilt areas of Europe and boasting some of the finest beaches and hill walking areas in the country.
Click the links to access local activity websites:
- Visit Inverness Lochness.com
- Hill Running
- Great Glen Walking Tours
- Visit Scotland
- Loch Ness Cruise
- Urquhart Castle