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A Visit to Loch Ness, Urquart Castle,
Loch Ness Centre and Inverness

with Barbara and Norman

Loch Ness

We are welcome hosts for the Invergordon Tourism Alliance, who meet and greet the passengers from cruise liners that visit the port of Invergordon for Inverness.

Barbara & Norman

We decided try out one of the Jacobite cruises on Loch Ness to Urquhuart Castle, going out on our own as if we had arrived by cruise liner for the day.

Catching 25X bus service at 9.15 am (£8.60 return fare) in the High Street of Invergordon (the hosts will point it out to you) to Inverness bus station arriving at Stance 5, we then boarded the Jacobite shutle bus at Stance 2.

Jacobite Tours

Our driver was called Kenny who made us very welcome, his knowledge of local history was amazing as he drove us to the Clansman Hotel.

We boarded the boat for the trip to Urquart Castle from The Clansman Hotel.

Clansman Hotel

It took about 30 mins, with awesome scenery all along the way.

Urquart Bay

Arriving at Urquart Bay, where the most sightings of Nessie have been recorded.

Urquart Castle

We had 55 minutes to go round the castle and grounds, have coffee, and see a short historical audio visual film display before boarding the bus to go to the Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit where we had an hour.

Loch Ness Centre

This is an amazing presentation and well worth seeing. Kenny then picked us up and took us back to Inverness bus station for 1.45pm He again shared his vast knowledge of the area with us, and he really made it a great day out plus the warm welcome we got everywhere we went.

Plenty of time to see Inverness before a return to look around Invergordon on the Stagcoach 25 X bus service.

Return no later than 15.25 weekdays
15.05 Sundays
Or the Scotrail Train at 14.33 weekdays
Train Not available on Sundays

This cruise is called Sensation, which lasts for 3.50 hrs and costs £22 for Adults, £20 for senior citizens and £16 for children, but no doubt trips can be mixed and matched on the day to suit available times and other cruises.

So the best thing to do is contact Jacobite to see what they can offer and Pre Book. You will have to be at Inverness bus station to catch the Jacobite shuttle sevice at the time stated.

Should the public transport be delayed for what ever reason contact Jacobite to let them know you are running late, there is a Taxi company office in the bus station as a plan B who would be able to get you to the Jacobite cruises at Tomnahurich Bridge.

Alternatively you could get a Taxi direct from the end of the pier here in Invergordon straight to Jacobite in Inverness and return by bus or train to Invergordon, giving you plenty of time on your return to enjoy our little town with all that it has to offer.

If you need any help please contact us, and we will do our very best to help with your visit to The Highlands of Scotland.

If you are looking to book a large group of 16 + please contact Jacobite direct.