Loch Ness Hostel in the Highlands of Scotland - Backpackers Lodge Accommodation, Drumnadrochit

The two picturesque villages of Lewiston and Drumnadrochit (known locally as "Drum") sit next to each other in the Great Glen right in the heart of the Highlands. This is an area of outstanding beauty with so much to see and do locally.

Loch Ness Backpacker's Hostel is also an ideal 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 public transport - buses travel regularly to and from Inverness, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Oban and the Isle of Skye.

The Glenurquart Highland Games
take place on the last Saturday in August every year. This is an all amateur event and is a great success with locals and visitors alike.

The spacious village green in Drumnadrochit is where drovers from the West were said to have rested
their sheep and cattle on their way to market. There are records of a village inn in the early 18th century.

In Lewiston there are many old buildings. The Loch Ness Inn (previously known as the Lewiston Arms Hotel) was once the local brewery.

The Benleva Hotel is a 400 year old building which was once the church manse and is reputed to have a ghost of a former minister.

Outside the Hotel you will see the "Hanging Tree" (a Spanish Sweet Chestnut which is also thought to be 400 years old) where many a villain met their fate in bygone days.

Our own Coiltie Farmhouse - which is now the main part of the Hostel - dates back to the 18th century when it was a single story building with a thatched roof.

Records of the cottage show that in 1900 it was let for £1.00 per year to Alexander McDonald by Caroline Countess Dowager of Seafield. Photographs of Alexander McDonald and his wife hang in the sitting room of Loch Ness Backpackers.

Old Kilmore Graveyard has some interesting gravestones, and a watch house, as fresh graves had to be guarded against graverobbers who sold the corpses to doctors in Inverness for research.

To see some of the local attractions in the area, visit our Activities section HERE.

Other Places of Interest near Loch Ness Backpackers
To Inverness & the East on the A82 & Then the A96:
Inverness (20min) Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns,
Cawdor Castle, Fort George (all 40min Approx.)
To the West on the A831 to Cannich:
Corrimony Chambered Cairn (15 min) & Glen Affric (30/45 mins)
Circular Tour of Loch Ness on the A82 & B862/B852:
Fort Augustus , Whitebridge , Foyers , Dores ,
Inverness , Lewiston (2 hours)
To the South West along the Great Glen on the A82:
Fort Augustus (30 min) Fort William & Glen Nevis (1 hour)
To the West on the A82 & then the A87:
Eilean Donan Castle & the Isle of Skye (1 1/2 hours)
To the North on the A833 & A862:
Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord (30 min)
From Muir of Ord continue on the A862 & A9:
Glenmorangie Distillery,
Tain (30 mins from Muir of Ord - 1 hour from Hostel)
From Muir of Ord To the North West on the A832 & A835
Ullapool (1 1/2 hours)

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