Invermoriston Village

Invermoriston is a Highland village on the northern shores of Loch Ness. On the main road there is a hotel, bar and bistro and a few local shops and amenities. Its main attractions are Invermoriston Falls and Thomas Telford’s 19th century bridge, which crosses them. With lovely scenic views, this is a popular place for walks in the area.

Invermoriston is just under an hour’s drive south west from Inverness, via the A82. The drive takes you along the shores of Loch Ness, passing through the village of Drumnadrochit, home of Nessie herself!

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History of the Bridge

The historic Invermoriston Bridge, built by Thomas Telford

Invermoriston Bridge

The Invermoriston Bridge opened in 1813, after 8 years in construction. The famous Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, built it as part developments to the roads along the shores of Loch Ness. Improving the existing military road between Inverness and Fort Augustus. The design has two stone arches and makes use of a huge rocky outcrop in the middle of the river for strength. Today, the bridge is damaged and no longer in use. A new single-span bridge replaced it in 1933. However, you can still walk over the old bridge for great views both up and downstream.

Invermoriston Falls

Invermoriston Falls (sometimes called River Moriston Falls) runs directly under the bridges. This is not a single waterfall, but a series of rapids that rush and flow along the rocky river.

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Visit Invermoriston

Walk to the falls and bridges in Invermoriston, Scottish Highlands

Visiting the Falls and Bridges

Invermoriston is just less than an hour’s drive south west from Inverness, on the A82. There is a car park in the village, directly off the A82. From behind the village hall, it’s fairly short walk through a woodland area towards the river and falls.

There are some great viewpoints, where you can see the new bridge and the old bridge together. You’ll find lovely views of the falls and two bridges from the old summer house.

It’s possible to walk over both bridges, but take care if walking over the old bridge, as the stonework is damaged.

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