The second deepest lake in Scotland, Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster, affectionately called Nessie. This large freshwater lake extends for about 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness, forming an important part of a series of interconnected and very murky bodies of water. The natural murkiness, created by the high peat content in the surrounding soil, contributes to the legend of Nessie and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Several operators offer boat tours around the lake, providing curious tourists with a chance to search for the famous monster. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby Loch Ness Center and Exhibition, examining the natural history and the myth of the lake’s elusive resident. Arrange to visit Loch Ness and other attractions in Drumnadrochit using our Drumnadrochit online itinerary planner.
Tours to Loch Ness
$68 BOOK WITH VIATOR Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 12 hours
$409 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 3 days
Loch Ness reviews
I don't describe this as epic lightly....it truly is magnificent. Such a expanse of water that stretches for miles. Great is warm weather but wrapped up warm I'm sure it would be quite a special walk.... more »
Loch ness is an amazing place. You'll find it hard to either look at the scenery, or watch out for nessie to make an appearance. Which ever takes your fancy you cannot help but be over powered by the.... more »
My grandpappy caught and ate the monster.
THE LOCH NESS MONSTER IS REAL
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