St Benedict's Abbey

Loch Ness

About the Resort

In the Scottish Highlands, located on the southern shores of Loch Ness, is the magnificent St Benedict’s Abbey, the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a truly luxurious break. You’ll find yourself within 20 acres of gorgeously landscaped ground, surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the loch, the Caledonian Canal, and the picturesque village of Fort Augustus. The views are truly stunning and the unspoilt ambience makes this the ideal location to relax and explore.

The luxury apartments at St Benedict’s Abbey are based within its original Grade A gothic buildings, adding a touch of historic wonder to the welcoming accommodation. The abbey and its grounds offer a range of superb amenities to really make your stay special, including a restaurant, swimming pool, gym, lounge, and plenty of outdoor space and facilities for games and other pursuits. And of course, it makes the perfect home base from which to explore your Highland surroundings.

On-Site Restaurant

The on-site Boathouse Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, or just grab a snack or a quick drink. Based in the building that used to be the Abbey’s boating house, it boasts brilliant views across Loch Ness and offers traditional Scottish cuisine as well as Mediterranean dishes.

Highland Club Lounge

Set in what was once a monks’ refectory, this wonderfully restored lounge, with its timber panelling and stained-glass windows, is the perfect place to relax. Unwind on comfortable chairs and sofas and make use of the snooker table, children’s pool table, games cupboard, table football and free Wi-Fi.

Loch and Canal

The village of Fort Augustus is based on the shores of the famous Loch Ness, perfectly located to take a cruise and explore the area. Or you can take a boat along part of the 60-mile Caledonian Canal, which runs through the village and connects to a number of other great Scottish lochs.

Chapel Pool, Steam, Sauna and Gym

For those who like to stay active on holiday, you can take an invigorating swim in the heated 10m Chapel Pool, and relax afterwards in the steam room and sauna. And if you’re really looking to keep in shape, there’s also a gym with weights and cycling, running and rowing equipment.

Plenty to Do

The 20-acre grounds are packed with things to do. There’s tennis, cricket, badminton, croquet, 5-a-side football, boules, table tennis and giant chess. You can also go fishing or try out a range of watersports, and for the kids there’s a fantastic adventure playground to burn off their extra energy.