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10th October 2016 - 31st January 2017:

Please note that the swimming pool, sauna and steam room will be closed for refurbishment between:

10th October 2016 - 31st January 2017

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. All tariffs reflect the absence of these facilities.

Attractions You Must Visit When You Stay at Highland Club Direct

Loch Ness and Inverness not only have the famous Nessie, but a wealth of both indoor and outdoor attractions, so you’ll always be able to find something fun to do. There’s nothing better than exploring the rich culture, history and places the Highlands of Scotland have to offer, especially Inverness.

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve
Set in the heart of Inverness, Merkinch Local Nature Reserve is somewhat of a hidden gem, so much so that many people living close to it don’t realise it’s there! Merkinch is rich with native wildlife and owls, weasels, Roe deer, cormorants, herons and numerous wading birds have all been spotted.

Some very lucky people have even spotted an occasional Osprey and the Muirtown Pool’s kingfishers.

Eden Court Theatre & Cinema
Set by a river in the heart of Inverness, Eden Court is the main cinema and theatre for the Highlands. Film and theatre buffs will be in Heaven with Eden Court’s two cinemas, two theatres, restaurant, cafe/bar and dance studios. You can even hire conference rooms, perfect if you want to put on an event in the area!

Around Loch Ness tours
No trip to the Highlands is complete without a tour around Loch Ness. The variety of pre-packaged and tailor made tours let you decide whether you want to sit back and take in the scenery, get close to the history of the area or if you want to walk in the steps of your ancestors. The local guides at Around Loch Ness take groups of up to eight people, sharing their expansive knowledge of the area.

Knocknagael Boar Stone
The Knocknagael Boar Stone was carved by the Ancient Picts and dates to around 600AD. Hundreds of stones have been found across the Highlands and no-one’s entirely sure why they were made. Every stone is unique, but the Knocknagael Stone is a truly exquisite piece of art that anyone interested in ancient history should view and you can find it at the Highland Council’s Headquarters.

The Highlanders’ Museum
From the Battle of Culloden to today, The Highlanders’ Museum has the largest military artefact collection outside of London. Based within the working Fort George military barracks, The Highlanders’ Museum is set within the home of 3 SCOTS. The museum has a number of tours and activities throughout the summer months, providing fun for all the family.

The entertaining Nessieland is perfect for family-friendly fun, and the perfect place to find out all about the legend of the Loch Ness monster. Not only can you take part in Loch Ness monster investigations, you can learn about the loch itself, including its long and exciting history.

Nessieland has an adventure playground and the Nessie Cave, making it the perfect place to tire the kids out before enjoying a quiet night.

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
The Battle of Culloden was the last battle fought on mainland Britain, but it only lasted one hour! The new visitor centre has an exciting interactive exhibition where you can experience what it was like to be part of the battle and find out how it changed life in both the Highlands and throughout the British Isles.

When you stay at Highland Club Direct, you’ll find yourself in the centre of a rich and diverse place. Our friendly and professional team will be able to help you find the perfect attractions and places to visit during your holiday. Call 0800 731 6651 today to find out more.


Please note one special offer can be claimed per reservation. Offers can not be combined; to receive an offer the voucher code must be quoted at the time of booking. If reserving online add the relevant voucher code during the payment process and the offer will then be included with your reservation, an offer cannot be added retrospectively.

Group Reservations - VOUCHER CODE: HCD18
We offer 5% reduction on the total tariff if two or more properties are reserved.

Repeat Guest Reservation Offer - VOUCHER CODE: HCD19
Take advantage of our 5% discount for repeat bookings. This discount can be redeemed when the voucher code is added during your payment of your next holiday.

Winter Warmer Offer 2016
Book a 3 or 4 night short break and receive one extra night FREE for reservations during the months of November & December 2015 (excluding Christmas and New Year). Discount deducted automatically from the tariff during booking. Discount offered only on selected properties

Valentine Short Break Offer on SELECTED Properties (for participating properties this offer is displayed on the individual property page). - VOUCHER CODE: HCD2
Book a short break including 14/02 (minimum stay 4 nights) and receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne.

Spring 2016 Offer(offer subject to availability)
Receive one extra night FREE on Short Breaks of 3 or 4 nights during 04 January - 11 March 2016. Discount deducted automatically from the tariff during booking.


The Beauty Salon at The Highland Club is currently not available for reservations. However, beauty treatments can be booked locally in the village of Fort Augustus. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The Boathouse Restaurant Opening Times:

Thursday - Sunday 12 - 8.30pm - last orders taken at 7.30pm

CLOSED Mondays (until Easter) & Christmas Day

Booking in advance advisable:
Tel:01320 366682
Reservations email: lochnessboathouse@gmail.com

Please note there are a number of places to eat in the village (2 minutes by foot). Anyone booked over Christmas and New Year will receive details of our local Hotel that is offering a Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu.

The Loch Ness Marathon 2015 - VOUCHER CODE: HCD7
The Highland Club is the perfect location for runners and family members. Book your stay today and receive 5% reduction on advertised tariffs.


The fishing is by way of bank and boat for brown trout and salmon.

The season is from the 15th of March till the 6th of October for browns and from Jan 15th till October for salmon.

Sea trout and Ferox trout also available in Loch Ness, with Pike in the hill lochs. For further information contact www.fishing-uk-scotland.co.uk

A closed-road sportive that makes its debut next year in one of Britain’s most spectacular locations – the shores of Loch Ness – has proved such a draw that organisers filled all 1,000 places within hours of entries opening on Thursday.

The inaugural 107km Etape Loch Ness will take place on Sunday 4 May 2014 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The route, which starts and finishes in Inverness, takes riders along the A82 on the north shore of the loch past Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston and Fort Augustus.

Riders will return to the Highland capital along the quieter south shore on General Wade’s Military Road, built in the wake of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion.


Event director Malcolm Sutherland told BBC News Highlands & Islands: "Road cycling in the UK is undergoing an incredible resurgence and that's largely down to the success in recent years for British cyclists competing on the international stage.

"I've long held the belief that Loch Ness would be the perfect venue for an iconic and professionally-organised road cycling event that appeals to experienced and novice cyclists from both the UK and overseas.

"It feels like the time is right to launch such an event, and all the signs are pointing towards it being hugely popular," he added.

Those lucky enough to have secured a place will have the opportunity to compete for a King of the Mountains prize shortly after the route passes Fort Augustus and swings back towards Inverness – there’s a 9km climb with a height gain of 380m and a gradient that hits 12 per cent.

Refund Protection

Provides Highland Club Direct guests a guarantee that enables them to apply for a refund should they have to cancel their holiday for pre-defined, unforeseen reasons beyond their control.

  • Simple sales process; this protection can simply be added during the booking process.

  • Comprehensive refund protection of up to £1,500 per person.

  • The entire booking value is covered (inclusive of all options and extras).

Self Catering Loch Ness Apartments

The Highland Club is an exclusive former Benedictine Monastery in the Scottish Highlands.

At Highland Club Direct, we pride ourselves in offering you a selection of luxury self catering properties on the shores of Loch Ness, where you can enjoy a rejuvenating break.

For the most select, book direct..................

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Hello and welcome to Highland Club Direct.

At Highland Club Direct, we pride ourselves on offering you an extensive selection of luxury self-catered accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness. All properties are inspected regularly by our dedicated team, we are not a faceless organisation and therefore are on hand to answer any questions to make sure the property you choose is right for you. Each property is as individual as our guests and we work hard to ensure you receive a personal service.

The Highland Club is a converted Benedictine Monastery, set in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by beautiful gardens with breathtaking views over Loch Ness guaranteeing you a rejuvenating break that you won’t forget. Highland Club Direct offers the perfect self catering break for romantic getaways, family gatherings and friends reunions. Book a self catering holiday with Highland Club Direct and experience the perfect balance between tranquillity, activity and well being for a memorable holiday in breath taking location.

Booking with Highland Club Direct gives you a choice of 35+ apartments and cottages in which to stay, and visitors can benefit from the Highland Club’s facilities, including:

You can check out the full Abbey layout right here or have a look at our gallery.

For the most select, book direct - see the availability for our luxury self catering accommodation.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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