Foyers Village by Loch Ness

Foyers is a small village on the shores of Loch Ness. In a quiet and peaceful spot on the southern side of the loch. Its name comes from the Gaelic word “Foithir”, which means “shelving slope”. The main attraction in Foyers is the Falls of Foyers, a 165 ft fine cascade waterfall, which flows into the River Foyers. This is also a café and gift shop here. Foyers is a wonderful place to visit for a walk to the falls and along the Loch Ness shores.

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Falls of Foyers walk

This walk to the Falls of Foyers follows a looped path, starting and finishing at Upper Foyers car park. Although a relatively short walk, there are lots of steps and the path is rocky in parts. The viewpoint gives spectacular views of the falls and is one of the top attractions on the south side of Loch Ness. At 165 ft tall, this is an impressive sight, which has inspired many poets over the centuries. Look out for rocks along the path, inscribed with poetry.

Waterfall Café & Gift Shop

The perfect resting point. This is a cosy and inviting place to stop for refreshments after walking to the Falls of Foyers. Serving a selection of sandwiches, soups, cakes, and hot and cold drinks. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available and dogs are welcome too. You can also pick up gifts and souvenirs in the gift shop.

Nearby Landmarks

Boleskine House is located just outside the village. This Scottish manor house was once owned by author Aleister Crowley and later by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. After suffering fire damage in 2015, the house is now being restored. There is also an ancient burial ground at Boleskine, an interesting graveyard with many legends surrounding it. Look out for the three bullet holes on the tombstone of Donald Fraser. Legend says the shots were fired during a funeral, which took place just after the battle of Culloden. Soldiers shot at mourners after one of them stole a loaf of bread from their passing military cart and threw it to the dogs.

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