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Iceberg Glass Blowing Studio

Iceberg Glass Blowing Studio Fort Augustus

Glass-blowing studio where you will see glass being heated, shaped and blown to form a range of contemporary jewellery, Scottish souvenirs, life-like cats, vases, hanging decorations and, of course, Nessies!

Canal Bank, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD

Distance From Abbey Cottage 22 Yards / 20 Metres

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The Loch Ness Monster on Canal Side in Fort Augustus

The Loch Ness Monster Nessie or Nessy

What ever you want to call her, The Loch Ness Monster, Nessy or Nessie. Your guaranteed a sighting on the canal banks in Fort Augustus.

Since the 5th century there have been stories of The Loch Ness Monster, fact or fiction?

It is said there isn,t enough food for her to live in Loch Ness,, yet millions of visitors arrive each year ;-)

Canal Side, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire PH32 4BA

Distance From Abbey Cottage 97 Yards / 89 Metres

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  • Dear Tourist board, please send more tourists, the last lot were delicious. Yours Nessie
  • Wait a bit longer and we might be lucky enough to see the Loch Ness Monster
  • Preparing for the tourist season along the shores of Loch Nes
  • Enjoying a spot of piece and quite by Loch Ness

Clog and Craft Shop Invermoriston

Clog and Craft Shop Invermoriston

Clog, bush hat and Celtic leathergoods maker. Deerhorn, hides, native taxidermy and a wide range of Scottish gifts and crafts.
tel: +44 (0)1320 351 318

Distance From Abbey Cottage 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

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The Falls of Foyers on the shores of Loch Ness

Falls Of Foyers

The falls may not be as dramatic as they once were in Victorian times, however theyare still worthy of a visit.Parking is outside the Post Office / Coffee Shop in the village (limited spaces). Acrossthe road from here a well maintained path leads steeply down forested slopes to twoviewpoints overlooking the Falls of Foyers. This is the spectacular 140ft waterfall inwhich the River Foyers drops into a gorge finally leading into Loch Ness.During your walk you will come across several interesting information boards aboutthe falls and the history of Foyers.During the Victorian period the falls and gorge were a popular tourist attraction forthe “gentry”. Arriving by paddle steamer from Inverness.Adjacent to the falls are forest and gorge walks, these are also well worth a visit,keeping a sharp lookout for red squirrels.Regrettably the access is not suitable for the disabled as the pathways and steps aresteep and uneven in places (walking boots/shoes recommended).Should your visit to the falls be after prolonged heavy rainfall then you may even seethem close to their former glory. Following his visit Robert Burns was inspired and wrote the following verse circa1787

Distance From Abbey Cottage 10.1 miles / 16.2 KM

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The Dores Inn

The Dores Inn

Set on the shore of Loch Ness, a family run restaurant and pub.

The Dores Inn is now serving great food, wine and ales in a warm and relaxing atmosphere and we look forward to welcoming you there.

To book a table please call Sue and her team at The Dores Inn – 01463 751203. Open 7 Days - all vintages welcome!

Distance From Abbey Cottage 20.9 miles / 33.6 KM

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Eilean Donan Castle on the Road to Skye Bridge

Eilean Donan Castle

As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.

Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 32.5 miles / 52.3 KM

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Fort George the last remaining star fort

Fort George

Fort George is quite simply the finest example of 18th-century military engineering you’ll find anywhere in the British Isles. This vast garrison fortress was begun in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden (1746), which crushed the final Jacobite Rising. It took over 20 years to complete and in the event it was never attacked. It remains virtually unaltered today, and still serves as an important military base

Distance From Abbey Cottage 37.8 miles / 60.9 KM

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Plockton Village


The village of Plockton in Wester Ross is widely regarded as one of the area,s most popular visitor attractions. This is due in no small part to its charming seaside setting, the road following the bay with all the cottages strung out like pearls on a strand. Palm trees grow in the seaward gardens and small yachts bob about in the sheltered waters of the bay. No wonder,then, that the Plockton village is considered by locals to be the jewel in the Highlands, crown

Distance From Abbey Cottage 38.6 miles / 62.2 KM

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Skye Bridge

Skye Bridge

The gateway to the Isle of Skye and of course the Outer Hebrides of Lewis, Harris and the Uists. Even better, the Skye Bridge,s contentious toll has now been abolished and crossing "over the sea to Skye" is now completely free

Distance From Abbey Cottage 40.4 miles / 65.1 KM

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Talisker Distillery

Talisker Distillery

Talisker Distillery is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, on the beautiful Minginish Peninsula, with dramatic views of the Black Cuillin. Come and visit us for a tour and taste of our award winning Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, see our 5 Copper Pot Stills and the traditional worm tubs that make our Talisker so unique. Take a look in the Warehouse at our oak casks where the Angels Share is lost to evaporation during the maturation process.

Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR Tel: 01478 614308

Distance From Abbey Cottage 63.6 miles / 102.3 KM

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