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Achmony Holidays

The Area

Achmony Lodges are situated above the village of Drumnadrochit, on the shores of legendary Loch Ness.

The area is world famous for its beauty and Loch Ness for its unsolved mystery ... the Monster! The private road, solely for the use of visitors to Achmony Lodges turns off the A831 Drumnadrochit/Cannich road and winds uphill. Each lodge is individually sited in over 70 acres of private and secluded birch-studded hillside overlooking Loch Ness.

Drumnadrochit has won awards for its stunning floral displays, including the famous miniature floral castle on the village green. The village has a range of shops and quality restaurants, some of which offer a free taxi service to and from their establishments. As well as a well-equipped supermarket with ATM, craft shops, hairdresser, pharmacy and modern medical centre there is a post office and various Loch Ness exhibitions. Urquhart Castle, perched on the banks of Loch Ness, is nearby and features a new and popular visitor centre. There is pony-trekking, fishing and interesting local walks on your doorstep - walks range from leisurely strolls to over 30 Munros. From Drumnadrochit you may enjoy boat trips on Loch Ness or explore the stunning Highland landscape on two wheels - hire a montain bike and have it delivered to your door. Achmony is the perfect base for touring: Inverness, capital of the Highlands, is 14 miles away. The city is vibrant while still retaining its old world charm. Attractions include the Castle with its new panoramic view point, Museum, Cathedral, Eden Court Theatre and botanic gardens. There is also a modern Aquadome with sports and leisure facilities.

Glen Affric - now designated a National Nature Reserve - is a haven for wildlife with picturesque lochs and majestic mountains. Here you can see some of the oldest Caledonian pine trees in Scotland. An hour's drive away in Aviemore at Rothiemurchus Estate there is a whole host of outdoor activities such as archery, safaris by Land Rover, pony trekking, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, segway and fishing to name but a few! Visit castles, distilleries, the Isle of Skye, the semi-tropical Inverewe Gardens and even royal Deeside each within a round day trip. Or have a day "at home", relaxing and enjoying the peace and seclusion whilst savouring the ever changing views from your patio or balcony.

The magic, mystery and legend of Loch Ness and its famous monster have captured the imagination of generations, but Loch Ness is much more than a fabled monster sheltering in the shadow of Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness has stunning scenery with magnificent mountains towering over glorious glens, offering inner peace and stimulating a sense of discovery where a rich heritage comes alive ... The landscape will inspire you. The Loch Ness 360 walking trek completes a full circuit around the legendary body of water, and is easily completed within a week. The Loch is surrounded by thriving village communities, offering a warm highland welcome to visitors.

The pretty village of Drumnadrochit has a rich history and a range of top class visitor facilities including fun and interactive exhibitions on the loch and the Urquhart Castle visitors centre.

Strathglass offers the three great Glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar, along with Lochs, Mountains, two National Nature Reserves, and stunning walks of every variety. The three glens give the visitor a chance to experience one of the UK's last great wildernesses areas or to participate in activities such as fishing for trout and salmon, horse riding, mountain biking along forest trails and golf.

Fort Augustus sits at one end of the loch and boasts a historic abbey and a grand series of locks which allow boats to ascend the Caledonian Canal. The Southside of Loch Ness offers an area of great diversity and outstanding natural beauty, an undiscovered, unspoilt land of craggy hills, lochs, tumbling waters and heather moors will delight and inspire all who value true wilderness.