Just an hour away from Strathspey Lodge, Loch Ness is an unmissable destination for a day trip. Of course, it’s famous the world over for its rarely seen resident who, since 1933, has fascinated visitors and scientists alike. But there’s a beauty and mystery about Loch Ness that’s unsurpassed anywhere else in the UK, far exceeding its reputation as the home of a monster. At 23 miles long and, in places, twice as deep as the North Sea, Loch Ness cannot fail to impress, boasting dramatic scenery throughout the year. From exhilarating water sports in early morning to enchanting castles that bask on the shore in the evening hues, Loch Ness is as invigorating as it is romantic – a must-see day trip that’s worth the drive from Strathspey Lodge.

Distance from Strathspey Lodge: 53 minute drive