Loch Ness

Highland | Drumnadrochit | Loch | ★★★

[View of Loch Ness from Dores]

Loch Ness is the Scotland's largest loch by volume, extending 23 miles southwest from near Inverness, and containing more water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. This is one of the most popular destinations in the Highlands. Why? Mostly because of the Loch Ness Monster which (probably...) inhabits the deeps here, and reputedly contributes £41 million to the Scottish economy each year. Whether or not you catch a glimpse of Nessie doesn't matter, as a varied set of visitor attractions and beauty spots encircle the loch, often irritatingly crowded in peak season. The distances involved make it an ideal day's driving tour from Inverness, taking in Dores, the Falls of Foyers and Carn an t-Suidhe on the quieter east bank en route to Fort Augustus at the head of the loch. Invermoriston, Urquhart Castle and Drumnadrochit on the busy west bank complete the circuit. As for whether it's worth coming all the way here on a single-day tour from the Central Belt, we're not so enthusiastic (there are dozens of closer lochs to visit which are equally beautiful), but plenty of visitors do.

[Loch Ness at Urquhart Castle]

Location & info

📌 Loch Ness ★★★
Highland, G.R.: NH 545295 ///uttering.marriage.landscape

[Loch Ness from Fort Augustus]


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