INFORMATION: Visit Scotland, the national tourism organization of Scotland, operates the Web site www.cometoscotland.com. It features themed itineraries and a listing of 8,000 accommodations.

TOURS OF ARDKINGLAS ESTATE: www.ardkinglas.com

LOCH NESS TOURISM: www.visitlochness.com

LOCH NESS EXHIBITION CENTRE: www.lochness.com

URQUHART CASTLE: Located on the banks of Loch Ness — historic-scotland.gov.uk

HELICOPTER TOURS OVERLOCH NESS: PDG Helicopters, www.pdg-helicopters.co.uk.

WHERE TO STAY: Culloden House, Craigdarroch House Hotel, Lovat Arms Hotel, Loch Ness Lodge. Also, The Scotsman in Edinburgh and Hotel du Vin in Glasgow.www.cometoscotland.com. It features themed itineraries and a listing of 8,000 accommodations.