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Traveling on Loch Ness Lake

The famous lake of Loch Ness is located 35 kilometers west of Inverness. You can contact the firm of Jacobite on any day of the week at any time of the year. Its staff will arrange a boat trip around the lake. You will start your journey at the Tomnahurich Bridge. It is located in the south of the city. You will sail 1 kilometer along the Caledonian Canal. After that, you will go down Loch Ness.
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You will see a beautiful landscape and fabulous castles during the cruise. You can also arrange a photo hunt for the mysterious and elusive Loch Ness Monster directly from the boat. However, it will not appear above the surface of the lake. You will return from the village of Drumnadrochit back to Inverness. You will visit Urquhart Castle and the center of the same name. You will learn about Nessie's story here.

Fascinating Bike Ride

There is a track in Inverness. Its length is 108 kilometers. It starts and ends in the center of the city. This trail makes a loop around Loch Ness. You will take a bike ride on it. You can rent a bicycle at any hotel. You will explore the sights of Inverness and the picturesque scenery of its surroundings and see the villages located in the mountains. You will also visit the protected Islands on the Ness River. They are connected by suspension bridges. Copyright
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Get Thrill during Ski Mountaineering

If you prefer to go skiing in your free time, you can visit one of the 2 resorts. They are located in the vicinity of the city. You can ski or snowboard here in any season of the year. The first one is located on Cairngorm Mountain. It is equipped with a funicular. First, you need to drive 52 kilometers in a north-west direction from Inverness to Aviemore, and then you will pass another 35 kilometers from it to get to the resort. The second resort is open on mount Aonach Mor. It's called the Nevis Range. You can reach it by car on the A82. You will cover 80 kilometers. After that, you will use the cable car.

Exciting Tour of the Ruined Castle

Urquhart Castle is located next to Loch Ness. It is partially destroyed by battles and time. It is about 800 years old. You will take a fascinating tour of it. After you purchase a ticket, you will be invited to go into the hall. It was attached to the castle in our days. You will watch a short film about the history of Urquhart there. After that, the screen will go up, dark curtains will open, and you will admire the ancient castle.
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After that, you will look at the device that throws the core. It was because of it that the thick walls of the castle collapsed. After that, you will pass through the bridge and get inside the historical landmark. You have to climb the spiral staircase to the tower. You will feel like a prisoner sitting in prison here. You will enjoy a magnificent view of the lake after you reach the top of the tower.
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To Take Part in the “Highland Games”

You can become a spectator of interesting games "Highland Games" during your holiday in Inverness in mid-July. They have been held in the city since 1821. Competitions of bagpiper, drummers, and dancers are waiting for you here. You will also look at the local men, dressed in national clothes and possessing great physical strength, who demonstrate their abilities. A bottle of Scotch whiskey is a prize.
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If you want, you will be able to compete with these athletes. You will perform a series of exercises related to lifting and throwing heavy objects. You have to throw a stone with one hand. Its weight is about 20 pounds. You will also have to throw weights, trying to hit the targets. It is worth noting that if you are right-handed, you will do it with your left hand, and vice versa. You will also throw up a wooden log. You can also throw up a plastic bag that is filled with straw. You will take part in the tug-of-war and the fight Back Hold. Its goal is to make the opponent touch the ground with his back.
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♥   Castle 'Cawdor Castle' Highlands and Islands, 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Urquhart Castle' Highlands and Islands, 21.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brodie Castle' Grampian, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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