Loch Ness

    Just 10 minutes away from Above the Glen lies Loch Ness – Scotland’s largest Loch in terms of its volume, more than 600ft (180m) deep for much of its 23 miles (37km) length. It is a stunning place to visit! There are a lot of ways to experience the magic of Loch Ness: take a tour on the boat, go up the hill for an amazing panoramic view of the Loch, walk or cycle along it or just take a seat on the shore for a breathtaking view, peace and quite and chance to see the elusive monster.


The capital of Highlands is less than an hour away and has all amenities you can possibly need: cinema, theatre, supermarkets, numerous restaurants – Inverness has it all.

Take a stroll towards Inverness Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral, which dominate the River Ness and what has been described as one of the most beautiful riverside settings in Britain.

Isle of Skye

    SKYE voted 4TH BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD! According to National Geographic.
    Breathtaking landscape, dramatic mountain and coastal scenery combine well with a vibrant cultural and social scene – all less then an hour drive from Above the Glen. And what a beautiful drive it is! Mountains and Lakes, streams and waterfalls, and watch for that wild goat crossing the road!
    Whatever you choose to do on Skye – be it diving, otter watching, sightseeing or walking – expect to be blown away.

Fort Augustus

    A wonderful village on the south end of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is the best place to see Caledonian Canal – an infamous engineering structure that connects lochs all the way down to Glasgow.
    A great location to book your Loch Ness boat tour, play golf at one of the most challenging golf courses, causally walk or cycle along the canal or see Loch Ness in all its glory, stretching in front of you towards Inverness.


There are lots of beautiful castles in Scottish Highlands, and some of the finest are short drive away from the Above the Glen

Urquahart Castle once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart’s remains include a tower house, Grant Tower (16th century) that commands splendid views of the famous loch and the Great Glen.

Eileen Donan Castle is a landmark, used in number of movies about Scotland, including Highlander. A great place to visit for all the family.

Invergarry Castle is a ruins, not a lot of people know about. Set on the Loch Oich, it is an interesting place away from major tourists destination.

Trees for Life

Trees for Life is the only organisation specifically dedicated to restoring native Caledonian Pine Forest in the Scottish Highlands. In 2008 they have purchased Dundreggan – a 4000ha estate two miles from Above the Glen. Now they can expand forest restoration work and establish a native woodland link between Glen Moriston and Glen Affric.
On 26th November 2009, wild boars had been released to a purpose-built 12.3 hectare enclosure and you are welcome to come and see them at their feeding time.
We strongly support the cause of Trees for Life and for each stay with us, we plant a tree in your name at Dandreggan