Open waters, spectacular scenery, clear blue skies and fresh clean air. Welcome to the magical highlands of Scotland, one of the most remarkably unspoilt landscapes in Europe.
Stretching from Fort William, the sixty mile long Caledonian Canal divides the Highlands in a straight line from coast to coast and opens up the Great Glen to you. The great areas of open water and short canal stretches are full of variety and contrast as it takes you through the vast Loch Ness, the islets of the shallower Loch Oich and then into the wild Loch Lochy, at the foot of which Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis lies.
Cruise the Caledonian Canal for a true taste of the Highlands. Take in the sights at Loch Oich and the great watersports facilities at the Great Glen Water Park. Learn about Highland life at the Clansman Centre at Fort Augustus, one of the most picturesque villages on your route. Watch out for the monster as you cruise across Loch Ness and visit Drumnadrochit - the centre of monster-spotting activities and a great base for pony-trekking. Visit Urquhart Castle which perches on the edge of Loch Ness and spend time in Inverness - Britain's youngest city. Return via Gairlochy under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain and on to Neptune's Staircase at Banavie overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Fort William.
As above with some classical Highland Excursions. Take a trip on the West Highland Railway line from Fort William to Mallaig - renowned for being one of the world's most scenic rail journeys and not to be missed. Spend time in Invernes, sightseeing, shopping and even dolphin watching - you can take a trip from Inverness harbour to watch bottle-nosed dolphins in the Moray Firth. Anglers may like to spend a day fly-fishing for salmon on Loch Ness - a 'Ghillie' or gamekeeper can be hired for the day to help you. From Banavie, take a gondola up Anoch Mor beside Ben Nevis to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands.
Base manager Ray Norris welcomes you to Laggan. Rousing history and stunning landscapes await your arrival in the Highlands. Steeped in antiquity, the lush green hillsides clad in silvery heather simply exude the essence of Celtic myths and legends.