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Description:

The Falls of Foyers ("Eas na Smùide" in Scottish Gaelic meaning the Smoking Falls) is a very attractive waterfall near the small hamlet of Foyers on the quieter eastern side of Loch Ness.

The falls are reached by a path through beautiful woodland. Along the path are rocks inscribed with verses written by poets who were inspired by visits to Foyers.

Among those poets was Robert Burns who came here in 1787 and was so moved by the sight of the tumbling water that he pulled out a pencil and wrote a verse on the spot. Burns described the waterfall as falling through 'rising mists and ceaseless showers' to a 'horrid cauldron' below.

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