MONSTER DAY OUT

When you are not rocking out to some of the hottest Rock acts around while attending Monsterfest, we have some great places to visit to add to your Highland Rock adventure.

LOCH NESS

WEST SIDE

Visit the world famous Loch Ness and the home of our very own monster. Cruises are available during the day from the Antala Restaurant and retail centre at Loch End or further down at The Clansman (where Malcom Young and Brian Johnson spent the night and took a drunken fun filled wade into the Loch with fireworks to try and wake up the monster) where more retail and restaurant opportunities are available.

The town of Drumnadrochit has a variety of amenities as well as the Loch Ness monster Exhibition. Just outside to the south is the ruins of Urquhart Castle (15th century) and visitor centre. At the opposite end of the Loch is Fort Augustus, the southern gateway to Loch Ness

EAST SIDE

Not far from Inverness is the village of Dores, famous in recent years for the home of Rockness and it’s long winding beach. The more rustic side has lots of hidden gems including Foyers Falls and then there is Boleskin House once owned by devil worshiper Alex Crowley (made famous in the song ‘Mr Crowley’ by Ozzy Osbourne) and later owned by Jimi Page of Led Zeppelin.

CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre are a main attraction in the Highlands. The Battle of Culloden took place on Culloden Moor, (a short drive outside Inverness), on 16 April 1746. It was the final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising and the last Battle to be held on British soil. Featured on the TV series ‘Outlander’.

CLAVA CAIRNS

The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, to the east of Inverness not far from Culloden Battlefield.

BEAULY

Beauly is a popular destination for visitors. Centred around a pretty square, with award winning independent shops and great places to eat. A historic ruined priory with an 800 year-old elm tree sits next to the square.

DORNOCH

Unique shops, beautiful scenery, historical sites and sporting activities including golfing, walking or more strenuous activities. Home to the Championship Course which is ranked 2nd best in the world along with the Struie Course which is the 50th best links course in the UK. Both courses welcome visiting golfers 7 days a week, as does our clubhouse which provides high quality cuisine and refreshments. A few rockstars have been known to have a putt around the course, who knows, you could see Alice Cooper at the next bunker!