Dores - A Loch Ness Village


Visit Dores on the shores of Loch Ness, during your adventures around the loch. This small village is situated near the top end of Loch Ness, around 10 km from Inverness. The main attraction in Dores is its beautiful shingle beach with stunning views across the water. There is also a popular pub just beside the beach.

Loch Ness and Torr Woods walk

The Loch Ness and Torr Woods walk is a picturesque route, which takes you along Dores Beach, through peaceful woodland and past Aldourie Castle. Watch out for wildlife in the woods, including red squirrels, roe deer and a variety of birds. You can get the full walking directions here.

Refreshments at the Dores Inn

Why not pop into the Dores Inn for a wee break? This welcoming country retreat boasts great food, wine and ales. Located right on the shores of Loch Ness, you can enjoy the views while keeping warm and cosy. They also run seasonal activities such as a community bonfire around Bonfire Night and an egg hunt over Easter. Check out their Facebook page for the latest news.

Search for Nessie at Dores Beach

Steve Feltham, aka the Nessie Hunter is based in a research van on Dores Beach. He chose the location for its unrivalled view of Loch Ness, and you might even bump into him during your visit. Bring your binoculars and you too can keep a lookout for the elusive Loch Ness Monster!

Sunset over Loch Ness from Dores Beach

Stay with us

The Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness is the perfect base to enjoy day trips to local towns and villages. We have a range of luxurious and comfortable rooms, and we are both family-friendly and dog-friendly. So, book a stay with us and explore all the fantastic things to do in Inverness and the Highlands. Please contact us if you need any further help or information.

Day tripping near Inverness

After a day of exploring our local towns and villages, head back to our hotel to put your feet up. Enjoy a delicious Scottish meal in one of our restaurants and then sample one of our most famous exports in our Whisky Bar. Get in touch below for more information.

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