Image: Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, making it the most voluminous lake in the UK. This corner of the Highlands is world-famous for its dramatic scenery, great adventure sports and nearby castles and solitary lighthouses dotting the landscape.

Where is Loch Ness? This beautiful loch located near Inverness is shrouded in mystery. With over 1,000 eye-witness accounts, sightings and unexplained evidence, scientists continue to be baffled by the existence of Nessie. See for yourself on a boat trip and Nessie cruise from Inverness, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.

Travel to & Around Loch Ness

Loch Ness runs from the south of Inverness down to the town of Fort Augustus.

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