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Around Loch Ness - Tours and Private Hire

Around Loch Ness is the perfect choice for a memorable visit to the Highlands of Scotland. You can walk in the footsteps of our ancestors sharing the emotions evoked by our many historic sites, often with a turbulent and sometimes a bloody past, get upclose to the rich natural heritage and history of the area, or simply relax and take in our spectacular scenery.  The choice is yours

We offer tailor made and pre-planned tours for small intimate groups of up to 8 persons. Our knowledgeable and cheerful local guides will be happy to welcome you on board and share with you an experience you will never forget.
At Around Loch Ness we aim to enhance visitor experience by providing the highest levels of comfort, care and personal attention.  Explore the Highlands with us and experience firsthand its unique blend of history, wildlife and scenery.


For active visitors a range of activities are available around the Whitebridge and Loch Ness areas. These range from canoeing in a Canadian fur canoe to pony trekking on the hills overlooking Loch Ness.

The most popular activities are however walking and cycling, with literally dozens of waymarked trails and just as many unmarked routes. Try sections of the Great Glen Way that runs from Fort William to Inverness, the Caledonian canal or the trails at Abriachan, Drumnadrochit, Inverfarigaig, Foyers, Fort Augustus or Glen Affric.

Glen Affric and neighbouring glens also offer excellent hillwalking. For cyclists the quiet roads on the south side of Loch Ness are particularly suitable while forests throughout the area include mountain bike trails with Glenurquhart and Glen Affric being particular good.

Horse Riding and Trekking

Enjoyment for all to be had on the trails through the hills or by the side of Loch Ness.  Drumnadrochit Riding Centre offers instruction and trekking for the experienced rider or the complete beginner, while Dores Riding Centre offer riding for the experienced rider.  What better way to see the scenery than from the back of the world’s oldest form of transport.
Peace and quiet will bring you closer to nature, wildlife will not run from the natural movement of ponies and horseback will allow you to visit places where you may not think to go.  Magnificent views over Loch Ness are experienced from riding with all these establishments.

Bird Watching

From your bedroom window you can see a wide variety of birds and with a little patience; rarer birds of prey can be seen in the area, including the most regal of all - the Golden Eagle.  Divers and the rare Slavonian Grebe nest on the local lochs.  A short drive away there is an R.S.P.B. reserve.  This activity is free!

Deer Stalking and Fishing

Deer Stalking can be arranged on local estates during the season, or if you prefer to shoot with a camera, there are many places where we can guarantee you a good shot!  In the Autumn you can hear the Red Stags roaring. For more information on Deer Stalking please contact us directly and we will do our very best to arrange this for you.

Fishing trips can also be arranged on one of the many local Lochs. Please also contact us should you wish to book a local fishing trip.

The Whisky Trail

The Malt Whisky Trail -

One of Scotland's worst kept secrets is Malt Whisky. There are countless distilleries within driving distance and for the true whisky enthusiast, there is The Malt Whisky Trail. THE ONLY MALT WHISKY TRAIL IN THE WORLD!

The traditions of distilling and maturing Scotch Whisky have evolved through the centuries, using crafts passed from generation to generation in a continual process of refinement. Today fine Scotch Malt Whisky is produced in distilleries located in the most picturesque of settings, close to the natural ingredients on which their unique flavour depends.

Boat Cruises on Loch Ness

A great way to see the magnificent scenery which Loch Ness has to offer. Days out can be arranged to suit you and your needs on a boat from Fort Augustus. For more information please phone: 01320 366 221 or 01320 366 277. Prices may vary.


There are several interesting and famous Golf courses within easy reach of Deer View.

Fort Augustus - A nine hole course, with 18 tees set at different distances and aspects, offers long and short, easy and difficult holes, set between Caledonian Pines, lining the banks of the Caledonian Canal on one side, and the Birch and heather covered Lochunagan Hill on the other. Scenically the course is one of the finest in the country. Measuring 5454 yards including two par fives of 550 and 493 yards, it presents a challenge to even the low handicap golfer. (9 miles away). For more information, please go to:


- Situated one mile from the city centre and only 6 miles from the airport Inverness Golf Club provides an excellent test of golf. The course, which has been used for The Northern Open, measures 6256 yards and although considered short by modern day standards it has many fine features which makes it a most enjoyable test of golf. 
The highlight of the course has to be the dog-leg 14th hole. At 475 yards it not only demands length and accuracy off the tee but an extremely narrow entrance into a small green normally requires the steeliest of nerves with a long iron or wood. At 461 yards the 18th hole is one of the best finishing holes in the North of Scotland, and a par to finish makes the following refreshment in the 19th, overlooking the green, all the more enjoyable. (25 miles away). For more information, please go to:

Aigas - The Masheter family has owned Mains of Aigas farm since 1960. The cottages were developed through the years to supplement the farm activities and the idea of building our own 9-hole golf course at Aigas was spawned in 1991.
It was thought that it could complement our already well-established holiday cottage business and make use of some poor agricultural land overlooking the farm.
Our friend and golf course designer Bill Mitchell PGA of Grantown on Spey had other ideas, however, and quickly dismissed the idea of constructing a course on steep terrain and opted for the more naturally undulating land on the valley floor which has proved perfect for the par 33 course.
The course opened for limited play in July 1993. Large greens and wide undulating fairways are a popular feature of the course and some of the beautiful scenery surrounding Aigas can be seen by viewing each hole on this website. The course has matured well during the first 10 years of play and we strive to keep it well manicured at all times. We have added a number of water features and bunkers to the course and are always looking to make further improvements to enhance the course.
Aigas Golf Club was formed in 1994 and members enjoy a variety of competions throughout the summer months. We are particularly proud of our Junior Section which is well-nurtured by the club; they continue to compete well both home and away.  (40 miles away) For more information, please go to:

There are other courses at Nairn, Fort William and the famous Royal Course at Dornoch if you don't mind travelling a little bit further.


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