Fort William Highland Backpackers
The two picturesque villages of Lewiston and Drumnadrochit (known locally as "Drum") sit next to each other in Great Glen inside the center regarding the Highlands. This can be an area of outstanding beauty with such to see and do locally.
Loch Ness Backpacker's Hostel normally a great touring base for visits to Inverness, Culloden, Cawdor Castle, Glen Affric, Fort Augustus, Fort William, The Isle of Skye and Ullapool.
The Loch Ness area is well-served by trains and buses - buses travel on a regular basis to and from Inverness, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Oban as well as the Isle of Skye.
The Glenurquart Highland Games
take place in the last Saturday in August every year. This is certainly an all amateur event and it is a fantastic success with residents and visitors alike.
The spacious village green in Drumnadrochit is where drovers from the western were thought to have rested
their particular sheep and cattle on the method to market. You can find files of a village inn in the early 18th century.
In Lewiston there are numerous old buildings. The Loch Ness Inn (formerly referred to as Lewiston Arms resort) was when the regional brewery.The Benleva Hotel is a 400 year old building that was once the chapel manse and it is respected to possess a ghost of an old minister.
Beyond your Hotel you will notice the "Hanging Tree" (a Spanish Sweet Chestnut which will be in addition considered 400 years old) where lots of a villain came across their fate in bygone days.
Our own Coiltie Farmhouse - that will be now the key the main Hostel - goes back to the 18th century with regards to was a single story building with a thatched roof.
Files of cottage program that in 1900 it had been let for £1.00 annually to Alexander McDonald by Caroline Countess Dowager of Seafield. Photographs of Alexander McDonald and his partner hang in the sitting space of Loch Ness Backpackers.
Old Kilmore Graveyard has many interesting gravestones, and a watch household, as fresh graves had to be guarded against graverobbers just who offered the corpses to health practitioners in Inverness for analysis.