- E7B781FD07584E6B3724FA0F3E087889

Search Holiday Accommodation

Visitors To Scotland Information Map

Top Destinations



 United Kingdom
2 properties 

  • Invergarry Latitude: 57.070951 Longitude: -4.800261 
  • Invergarry Postcode PH35
  • Invergarry 4 day weather forecast
  • Invergarry Map
  • Invergarry Reviews

Invergarry Inverness–Shire highland village Invergarry lies South of Fort Augustus on the A82 Loch Ness road and runs along the west shore of Loch Oich and then the east shore of Loch Lochy, till it reaches Spean Bridge.

Here the A82 continues south to Fort William, while the A86 branches east through Glen Spean to join the A9 Perth to Inverness and Kingussie.

All along this route are many opportunities to get off the beaten track and explore huge chunks of real wilderness, deserted since the Clearances, and full of bloody history. The old village of Invergarry stands where the A82 turns west to meet the A87 the village is ideally situated to explore the highlands, particularly the route west through GlenGarry, here you can find the Invergarry Community Centre and the Heritage Centre, it is an ideal base for both walkers, fisherman, with accommodation to suit all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Hostels, Camping and Caravanning to Self Catering, Invergarry lies in the hart of some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, to the west the road runs up along a richly wooded glen which runs along the river Garry, green with birch trees.

Loch Garry has nearly doubled in length due to the hydro electric scheme from here the road turns north over the hills into Glen Loyne to meet the road from Invermoriston, with accommodation to suit all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Hostels, Camping and Caravanning to Self Catering, and continues by Loch Cluanie, Glen, Shiel, and Loch Duich to Loch Alsh.

To the north of Invergarry on the shores of Loch Oich is the well of heads, this is a natural spring above this spring is a monument it was erected in 1812 by MacDonnell of Glengarry to commemorate his kin, it commemorates a deed of revgeance inflicted by the orders of one of his ancestors in the early 17th century, Keppoch chief of a branch of the McDonnell Clan sent his two sons to be Educated in France, after the Chief died his seven brothers took charge of the Estate, the two boys returned home to be promptly murdered by there uncles. The family Bard had the murderers slain and washed their heads in the spring before presenting them to the feet of the Noble Chief of Glengarry Castle, above the spring the monument inscribed in Gaelic, Latin, French, and in English the deed of Ample and Summery Vengeance.

Today the ruins of Invergarry Castle lie south of Loch Oich. Bonny Prince Charlie visited the Castle before and after the battle of Culloden, when the jacobites were defeated hunting the prince down the Duke of Cumberland burnt the Castle to the ground in revenge. In 1822 the name Glengarry was applied to a bonnet adopted by the MacDonnell clan after it was popularized during a royal visit to Edinburgh. Glen Garry is now virtually deserted but was once home to some 5,000 people who were driven out during the infamous Highland Clearances in the 19th century.

The road passes the tiny hamlet of Tomdoun, once the junction of the main road to Skye, until the massive post-war hydroelectric schemes changed the landscape. Experienced hill walkers can still follow the old route to Skye, through Glen Kingie, along Loch Hourn and then across the wild Knoydart peninsula till they reach the tiny settlement of Inverie. From here a little ferry runs twice a day on Mon-Wed and Fri to Mallaig. Further north are the remoter, lesser known lochs of Loch Garry and Loch Arkaig. There are few habitations here, and the wilder mountains round these lochs are empty and deserted. Still further north and west the tiny roads at last run out; beyond is the famously rugged wilderness region of Knoydart.

Log in to comment

Customer Review

No reviews yet
  • From 4 to 5
  • From 3 to 4
  • From 2 to 3
  • From 1 to 2
  • From 0 to 1

Latest Scottish Destinations Guides

Sunday, 28 November 2021 05:26

Summer Isles Ross & Cromarty visitor information and holiday accommodation guide. This cluster of islands at the mouth of Loch Broom has a variety of shapes and sizes offering an ideal tourist destination with there own holiday accommodation including hotels and self catering...

Sunday, 28 November 2021 04:51

Visitor information for Glen Strathfarrar which is situated situated near Loch Ness it is named from the River Farrar, which runs through the glen, and which derives from the Pictish var, and was known to the Romans as Varrar. There is ample hospitality and holiday accommodation on offer in the...

Saturday, 27 November 2021 05:05

Who is to say which is the most famous mountain in Scotland? But the visitor to Suilven will have no doubt as to which is the most memorable. It is situated on the west of Sutherland and l4 miles south east of Lochinver rising to a height of 2,399 ft, and stamps itself on the eye the Sugar Loaf,...

Friday, 26 November 2021 05:40

Talisker is located in Inverness-shire it is the name of the bay and district, and a distillery on Skye. The distillery is operated by Diageo, and is marketed as part of their Classic Malts series. Talisker Geolocation Logitude 57.3023° Latitude N, -6.3567° W Postcode IV47 8SR Carbost 4 day...

Friday, 26 November 2021 05:35

Along this famous route discover some of the most famous malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, historic distilleries and world-renowned brands of Malt Whisky. Take your time as you explore famous sights and distilleries, in the Highlands, It’s an ideal road trip for bikers, hikers, driving...

Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:41

North coast 500 is a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle, it has been dubbed Scotland’s answer to the renowned ‘Route 66. The route is also known as the NC500 it was launched in 2014, linking many features in the north Highlands of...

Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:30

In and around Tomatin are a range of holiday accommodation on offer to suit all budgets in hotels, B and B and self catering etc. Tomatin Latitude 57.3358° N Longitude -3.9922° W  Tomatin Postcode IV13 Tomatin Map Tomatin Weather Forecast Tomatin Reviews Tomatin Discussion Forum Tomatin...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:46

Muck is an Island of Invernss-Shire, it is the smallest of the 'Small Isles' group in the Inner Hebrides, the others being Canna, Eigg and Rum. Only 2 miles long and covering 1.586 acres, its highest point is 451ft. A mail-boat calls but there is no other communication with the mainland except by...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:31

Struie Hill, Ross and Cromarty overlooks the Dornoch Firth, and the inland road from Evanton to Bonar Bridge passing over it rises to about 700 ft where a view indicator gives a panorama of Sutherland as far as Ben More Assynt to the west Some 3 miles south east of the viewpoint is Altnamain Inn,...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:16

Quiraing is a collection of rocks on Skye. This remarkable indeed fantastic, conglomeration of rock-pinnacle scenery lies at the north end of the peninsula of Trotternish. It is a wilderness of rocks attaining at its highest peak some 1,779 ft and acts as a kind of natural fortification for any...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:04

Rassal Ross and Cromarty, One of the few nutural or semi-nutural ashwoods in Britain and certainly the most northerly. Rassal is 202-acre Nature Reserve near the head of Loch Kishorn The woodland only occupies about 30 acres but the appearance of the wood is unusual because the limestone hass been...

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 07:12

Meikle Ferry between Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland.  This ferry across the Dornoch Firth from a long spit of land 5 miles north west of Tain to a point 4 miles south west of Dornoch was 1.5 miles long now discontinued it was once a very dangerous crossing but was the only link with the north...

Search Property For Sale etc

Invergarry Map

Invergarry Weather


Latest Reviews

Your review
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve lovely way to spend a day
Kim · Dinnet Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Friendly and hard working team at Drumlithie Inn who have transformed this venue into a ...
gazer · Drumlithie Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Great day with family spent visiting Haddo House & Gardens. Had an excellent tour of ...
Your review
Haddo House Great day out, the house is surrounded by a huge park which is ...
Terry · Ellon Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Great place for checking out the East coast fishing areas, lovely fish and chips and ...
Sandra · Fraserburgh Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Stayed here for a week self catering, great place to track round Royal Deeside
Kim · Aboyne Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago