You’ll trace a path alongside the mysterious Loch Ness on this driving tour. Legend has it, it’s where the prehistoric monster ‘Nessie’ roams the waters. The loch itself is pretty incredible, too. The 23-mile body of water is overlooked by steep, wood-cloaked banks and, in some parts, reaches depths of 900 feet. This trip is all about taking in the Scottish scenery, and you’ll journey through Inverness – also known as the ‘capital of the highlands’ – and pass by salmon rivers, valleys and glens on your way. When you reach the village of Drumnadrochit, there’ll be a stop at Urquhart Castle, a medieval fortress that was used in the Scots’ struggle for independence from England in the 15th century. It was blown up in 1692 and, nowadays, only the crumbling walls remain. Keep an eye out for Nessie here, too – according to locals, she lives in a shallow cave beneath the castle.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.