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The Falls of Foyers, Foyers

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Waterfall
The Fall of Foyers is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness, in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom.The waterfall has "a fine cascade", having a fall of 165 feet. It is located on the lower portion of the River Foyers at. The river enters Loch Ness on the East side, North-East of Fort Augustus.This waterfall influenced Robert Addams to write a paper in 1834 about the motion aftereffect.The flow over the falls has been much reduced since 1895 when North British Aluminium Company built an aluminium smelting plant on the shore of Loch Ness which was powered by electricity generated by the river. Artist Mary Rose Hill Burton, who was active in the unsuccessful resistance against the smelting plant, made many drawings and paintings of the falls before the plant was built, to capture the landscape before it was lost.The plant shut in 1967 and the site is now part of a 300 MegaWatt pumped-storage hydroelectricity system at Loch Mhòr.
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  • absolutely beautiful, picturesque , tranquil stunning, and more, good car park too. well worth the trip down those lovely little roads to get to this place but prepare yourself for a healthy walk once...  more »
  • Last day in Inverness, we visited this beautiful place. We had no plan to see as we didn't know anything about this place. Suddenly I found this place on TripAdvisor to see this place and we had some ...  more »
  • Was a bit of a drive through some interesting roads to get here, some nice little walks to see the falls  more »
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  • Short beautiful walk for everyone..in few minutes you can reach impressive waterfall and spend time surrounded big trees on well maintained path. If you will lucky enough you can also spot cheeky squirrels hiding around. When you finish your walks don't forget just cross the road and try very good coffee they do there.
  • The parking is right on the main road going along the east shore of Loch Ness. There are quite a few stairs to take down (and then up..) to the falls, which are nice, and there's a longer walking tour to take to the lake itself, with a few vista points along it. If short on time, take the short route to the Falls themselves. If you have some more time, the other route is quite nice as well but not a must-see.
  • Absolutely stunning event more so after a heavy rain
  • Absolutely loved it. They are beautiful. The Upper Foyers Falls anyway. Never made it to the lower one as after we finished the track in the woods we couldn't find any directions to the lower Foyer and you end up walking on main road. But from car park to the Upper Foyer Falls it's quite short walking distance. And than you have wee walk from there around the forest if you follow the track and than you come back. But if you short on time you probably can go straight back from the Upper Foyer.
  • Great place to walk around