Cheap Car Hire at Loch Ness

Hiring a car in Loch Ness is the best way to explore the local area and further afield into the beautiful surroundings of Loch Ness. The region is quite vast and the loch itself is quite big so hiring a car is definitely the best way to see everything that it has to offer. Hiring a car provides much more flexibility than having to rely on local buses and their often long routes, and it also beats expensive taxi fares to and from where you want to go. Whether you are visiting Loch Ness as a family, with friends or on your own, finding a cheap car to hire is your best bet for maximum flexibility and fun.

Information on places to visit in Loch Ness with a hire car

When you first hear of Loch Ness, you probably think of the legendary creature that is said to live in the area - the Loch Ness Monster or as she is sometimes more affectionately called: Nessie. Whether you believe the stories to be true or think that they are nothing but balderdash, one of the best things to do in Loch Ness is to visit the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Its displays feature the history, sightings and folklore surrounding the creature as well as other fascinating bits of history about the area. However, Loch Ness isn’t just about the monster; there are plenty of other things to see and do around the great lake. The impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle can be found here and it was once one of Scotland’s largest fortifications. Now, you will find a cafe, gift shop and a very intriguing part of Scotland’s history. At the head of Urquhart Bay on Loch Ness's northern shore, you will find the village of Drumnadrochit which serves as an excellent base for exploring Loch Ness. You can take a boat cruise to do some monster spotting for yourself, go fishing, or simply enjoy the loch's stunning scenery. The village also has opportunities for horse riding as well as a number of cosy guesthouses and bed & breakfasts to stay at.

Car Hire Tips in Loch Ness

  • Booking in advance is always the best way to find the cheapest vehicle hire deal. We recommend booking online rather than waiting to do it on arrival.
  • The best place to hire a car for Loch Ness is from neighbouring Inverness which Loch Ness is just a short drive away from.
  • The car hire companies include Enterprise, WildTrax Scotland and Loch Ness Campervan Hire.
  • Make sure to check the car’s condition and report any visible damages in order to avoid being charged unnecessarily.