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Foyers

Foyers Latitude: 57.255584 Longitude: -4.491138 Postcode IV2

Foyers lies beside Loch Ness, but not on the very busy western side instead Foyers lies about a third of the way up the loch's eastern shore about 21 miles from Inverness offering accommodation to suite all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Hostels and self catering properties.

The road to Foyers was built by General Wade as part of a network of military roads across the Highlands in the aftermath of the 1715 Jacobite uprising linking Fort Augustus offering accommodation to suite all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Hostels and self catering properties to Inverness, it is said that General Wade built himself a shelter at Foyers it was known as the Generals hut but no evidence can be found of the ware abouts of it From the village you will find a well maintained path leading steeply down a forested slope to a viewpoint overlooking the Falls of Foyers,these are two spectacular waterfalls the upper waterfall is 39 feet high and the lower waterfall is 90 feet high from which the River Foyers drops into a gorge leading to Loch Ness. Foyers is steeped in history with stunning scenery and an abundance of activities about the area you'll be sure to find what you're looking for to have a wonderful stay.

Britains first hydro electric scheme was installed here in 1896 for the aluminium works at the mouth of the river, it closed in 1968, it was taken over by the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board who installed the turbines to utilize water from Loch Mhor 600 feet up into the hills, The Foyers fall power station during off-peak times supplies surplus electricity from the National Grid is used to pump water from Loch Ness up to Loch Mhor this is a man made reservoir linking the two natural lochs the water can then be released to turn turbines and generate electricity at times of peak usage. 100 cubic metres of water will pass through each of the two huge turbine generators.

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