Foyers is a lovely little village situated on Loch Ness’s quieter eastern shore. The village is approximately a ¾ mile walk from the pier through steep woodland paths. In the village there are basic shops including a post office and tea room.
In 1895 the North British Aluminum Company started to make use of the River Foyers to generate the electricity needed to process aluminum at a plant on the shore of Loch Ness. All materials were transported to and from Foyers by boat and a light railway was built to connect the works and a wharf. A thriving industry developed, with a thriving community around it. Aluminum production at Foyers ceased in 1967; though the plant was then used for a while to build narrow boats for English canals. In 1973 the power generation equipment was enlarged and upgraded and the ex-aluminum plant now serves as a hydro electric power station feeding the national grid.
Please note: The mooring at Foyers is very exposed to North-easterly winds. If you wish to moor here for a short time, please phone ahead to the office in advance to request approval. Maximum stopping time is 2 hours.
Sights & Walks
Falls of Foyers – This is the spectacular 140ft waterfall in which the River Foyers drops into a gorge leading to Loch Ness. From the pier it takes approximately a 30 – 45 minute uphill walk to reach the falls.
Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
Foyers Bay Country House - Located in Lower Foyers in approx 3 acres of magnificent private grounds, bordered by pine forests, this is the only hotel which offers spectacular views along Loch Ness towards Urquhart Castle and beyond to Inverness. The restaurant in the conservatory offers traditional Scottish dishes and daily specials. Pre booking is essential.
Lower Foyers, Loch Ness, IV2 6YB
Tel: 01456 486624
Craigdarroch House Hotel – Located near to the Falls of Foyers, offering great views onto Loch Ness, Craigdarroch’s restaurant and bar are open for drinks and meals throughout the summer months serving a good selection of fresh local produce.
Foyers, Loch Ness, IV2 6XU
Tel: 01456 486400
The famous Falls of Foyers