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Loch Ness-side inns are a must see during 2021 staycations


By Louise Glen

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Dores Inn.
Dores Inn.

A luxury lifestyle brand has named two Loch Ness-side inns on its top ten of 'Instagrammable' places in Scotland.

The Cluanie Inn, owned by Black Sheep Hotels, in Glenmoriston came in at sixth place, based on its number of followers on social media site Instagram. It has 1897 followers.

While picturesque Dores Inn, at Dores on the south side of Loch Ness, came in at eighth place, with 1750 followers.

The list was compiled by British brand Hollands Country Clothing who believe this year will see a 79 per cent rise in domestic tourism in 2021.

The top of the list was another Highland pub and restaurant The Clachaig Inn in Glencoe with 8387 followers. The Oak Tree Inn, a favourite amongst visitors to Loch Lomond came in second with 4391 followers while The Copper Dog in Aberlour came in third with 2874.

Holland’s managing director Matthew Holland said: “After a winter lockdown, people across the UK, understandably, can’t wait to escape the cities and explore the countryside. With a new roadmap and the vaccine rollout, there’s a lot to be hopeful for this summer.

"We put this research together to encourage the public to get out and really explore the Scottish countryside and discover some of its truly hidden gems.

Cluanie Inn.
Cluanie Inn.

"We also hope that it will help highlight some truly amazing country pubs, many of which have been hit hard because of the pandemic, and give a much needed boost to local economies.

"Indeed, people across the UK are looking forward to getting out, and with international travel restrictions still in place, many are staying close to home - which could cause a boom in UK Staycations in 2021.

"Visit Britain projects a recovery to £61.7billion in domestic tourism spending, up 79 per cent compared to 2020."

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