We visited the river sevral times in diffrent locations. every diffrent part has its out atmospshere and special charm
If you're in Inverness then the River Ness is a must. Combining Urquhart Castle on your trip to Loch Ness is killing two birds with one stone - so to speak. From Inverness to the Castle is a good 25-30min drive and you'll be at a great vantage point to appreciate the magnificence of this place. Have fun! :)
The Ness was quite a beautiful river when I first saw it in the city, although the manmade banks and city itself didn't lend itself to the overall beauty. However a short trip inland to the Loch or further along the river opens up to well known and stunning scenery well worth any detour.
Most of the Scots are very down to earth decent people and I was made very welcome at the hotel Columba, where I stayed. Most of the pubs and restaurants are first class. The castle above the Ness is worth a visit and has spectacular views of the city. The main bridge is lit up in different changing colours and... More
the river ness has scenery on both sides from parks to woodland, these have great walks that are also peaceful. Also runs through the city where drinks can be had in one of the local pubs.
My friends and I followed the Great Glen Way, from one side of the river to another via three islands in the river. Had a nice relaxing walk around the river.
It looked hostile, maybe because of it's reputation being close to Loch Ness. As a traveller from Malaysia, it is a good experience since we don't have cold clear-water rivers in Malaysia.
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