Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Escape to The Great Glen

The Great Glen follows 80 miles of lochs and rivers from Glencoe and Fort William in the south to Inverness in the north.

High Mountains and Deep Lochs

It's the perfect area to get away from it all and enjoy the fantastic scenery, walks, cycles and water of the Scottish Highlands. The area is home to some of the UK’s highest mountains and includes four lochs; Linnhe, Lochy, Oich and Ness. You might not of heard of The Great Glen, but most people are familiar with the name Loch Ness!

Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal links the lochs, allowing boats to take a short cut between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Great Places to Stay

Our hostels are situated in the quitter areas where you can escape the crowds.

Saddle Mountain Hostel

Nestled amongst mountains, glens, lochs and forests, Saddle Mountain Hostel is a great location for exploring the Scottish Highlands. Munro bagging, long distance hiking, cycling, paddling, day trips – they have it all! Within an hour’s drive of the hostel you can be at the start point to climb 65 of Scotland’s Munros.

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Great Glen Hostel

This hostel is in the little hamlet of South Laggan, at the heart of Scotland's Great Glen, 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness. It’s surrounded by rivers to paddle, hills to climb, canals to stroll by, historic sites to visit and cycle tracks to explore. 

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Morag’s Lodge

It’s impossible to visit Morag’s Lodge without falling in love with its quirky charm and spectacular location. The hostel is located minutes from the shores of Loch Ness, tucked away amongst the trees and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It’s the perfect base for a huge range of outdoor adventures and fun activities round Loch Ness and the wider area

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Loch Ness Backpackers

Loch Ness Backpackers is a warm and friendly little hostel with a relaxed atmosphere. The hostel is situated in the village of Lewiston a few minutes' walk from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the perfect location for activity or relaxation.

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1 Loch Ness Hostel

Loch Ness Hostels located in the centre of the charming village of Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness. The nearby stunningly beautiful glens of Glen Moriston, Glen Affric, Glen Urquhart and Glen Strath Farrar are perfect for walking and exploring with a day trip to the Isle of Skye or the West Coast an easy option.

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Bank Street Lodge

Situated right in the centre of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis and convenient for the West Highland Way, Bank Street Lodge is an ideal base for climbing, skiing, walking and touring.  

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Inverness Hostel and the Black Isle Hostel are located in Inverness, a great place to start or end your trip along The Great Glen. 


Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

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