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
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 12 hours
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 12 hours
Loch Ness reviews
The loch is beautiful for a walk to explore or for a bracing swim at 10am in the morning. It was a small place but I’ve always wanted to come and it was lovely more »
Few places in the world capture our imaginations more than Loch Ness. Situated in the Scottish Highlands, and sitting at an impressive 22 square miles in size with an average depth of 433 feet, this..... more »
My grandpappy caught and ate the monster.
THE LOCH NESS MONSTER IS REAL
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