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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.Our Foyers vacation planner makes visiting The Falls of Foyers and other Foyers attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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The Falls of Foyers are very nice. The falls are stunning. Gorgeous views at the viewpoints. Very quiet and relaxing place. more »
The waterfall is stunning, although there's a lot of steps down, so would struggle if you are restricted walking or disabled. Parking is free and it's near a cafe and a public toilet. more »
Really gushing after heavy rains. Worth seeing but wear sensible foot ware and not for people who have disabilities more »
Short (somewhat steep) walk to both the upper and lower viewing areas. Lovely natural beauty is maintained despite the walkway being man made. Tea shop and store beside the car park, which has now been expanded to allow more cars to park. Three walks suggested within the area for all levels of experience and based on the history of the falls and old aluminium works. I'm a former local and this place never fails to make an impression no matter how many times I visit.
Quite magnificent. Christine says the falls look like a bride's veil. Can see where she"a coming from .
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 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.
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