Eating Out in the Great Glen

There is a wide range of places to get a meal as you travel the Great Glen - fancy fine dining at one of the hotels? Grab a quick bite at one of the cafes?

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Location: Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6UH

Tel: 01456 450080

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The finest fresh food together with a wide variety of wines. Scottish real ales and malt whiskies served in homely, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Home of the Loch Ness brewery, Benleva is the winner of Highland CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012 & 2013.  Open all year.

Fiddler's Cafe Bar

Location: The Village Green, Main Street, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6TX

Tel: 01456 450678       Fax: 01456 459316     

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Fresh sandwiches and soup, Illy coffee, great scones and cakes. A place to rest or pick up your lunch.

 Fiddler's Highland Restaurant & Malt Whisky Bar

Location: The Village Green, Main Street, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6TX

Tel: 01456 450678       Fax: 01456 459316    

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The place to eat on the Ways. Salmon, venison, haggis and great char-grilled steaks. 600+ malt whiskies plus our Great Glen Ale - it goes straight to your feet! Winner of 'Scotland's Best Malt Whisky Bar' 4 times, 2007, 08, 09 and 2012.

 The Moorings Hotel & Restaurant

Location: Canalside, Banvie, Fort William, PH33 7LY

Tel: 01397 772797        Fax: 01397 772441        

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Meals are served from 12pm - 9.30pm in our Lounge bar. We serve meals int he evenings from 7pm - 9.30pm in our Rosette awarded Restaurant. Open all year except Christmas.

(Disclaimer - whilst every possible care has been taken in compiling these listings we cannot accept responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided. Inclusion in the list does not constitute a recommendation by the Great Glen Canoe Trail partnership).

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60 miles in 5 days

It is an epic 60 mile (95km) journey crossing Scotland in 5 days and conquering the formidable open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, a challenge in itself.

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It is normally easier to paddle the Trail from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east with the prevailing wind behind you.

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