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Drumnadrochit is a small village at the junction of the A82 and the A831 in the Great Glen. The village lies on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glenurquhart, and grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick. The name Drumnadrochit is thought to be derived from the Scottish Gaelic and mean the Ridge of the Bridge. Today the village is perhaps best known for its Loch Ness Monster attractions, bringing thousands of tourists to the village every year. It also lies on the Great Glen Way, with other walks and cycle routes in the forests and hills of Glen Urquhart. The proximity to Inverness means that Drumnadrochit is also home to many commuters.
The junction itself lies immediately at the north end of Drumnadrochit Bridge, where the A82 swings sharply to the right to climb out of the village, with the A831 turning off to the left. It is a simple give way junction which is quite narrow as it winds past shops and between the stone parapet walls of the bridge. However, there is just room for a turning lane in the centre of the A82, although many lorries, in both directions, use this extra space to safely turn the corner, so it does not necessarily remove queueing at the junction.
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