The place I wanted to see the most in Scotland was Loch Ness. The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has always fascinated me, and I knew I had to see for myself what was so amazing about this place. Due to a lack of car (there was no way I was going to rent a car and drive on the other side of the road), I decided to take a tour to Loch Ness.
I went with Student Tours Scotland, based out of Glasgow, Scotland. This tour company is amazing. It is a privately-owned company run by a tour guide named Gary. He is absolutely hilarious and on the bus ride home he always plays bus bingo with prizes. I promise this is much cooler than it sounds. Student Tours Scotland offers a variety of weekend day trips for students and non-students. I recommend checking out their website at: http://www.studenttoursscotland.com/.
Okay, now for the trip! It was fantastic! We first stopped in Invermorriston (slightly past Rort Augustus). Here we went on a short hike along the River Morriston. The views were gorgeous, I could not stop taking pictures! We parked in the parking lot off of road A82 directly across from St. Columba’s Well. Then you can take a path from there to explore the scenery.
Next, we backtracked to Fort Augustus for lunch (this is where Loch Ness is). Although I did not get to see the Loch Ness Monster (which was very sad I assure you) it was still great to see the loch and cross it off my bucket list! While I was there I also got to make friends and pet some highland cows (another serious highlight to my day).
When you visit Fort Augustus don’t forget to take your picture with the Loch Ness sign located near the canal office. Also, if you want there are river cruises on Loch Ness available. These are located across from the Clansman Center.
Overall, it was a great outing and thank you Student Tours Scotland for such a great trip! I will definitely be taking more in the future!
Happy Travels Everyone!
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