Loch Ness, Loch Ness

3.8
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 Invermoriston using our Invermoriston online itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Loch Ness

(Invermoriston is the nearest city to Loch Ness)

map
Loch Ness Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,094 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 20, 2017
    We were thinking of not going here for our 2 week roadtrip around Great Britain. But Actually this is the part of the Journey I came to appreciate the most. Just the travel from Edinburgh was spectacu...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We did not see Nessi unfortunately, but still it is a beuatiful place. But maybe not the most beautiful Loch of all the ones Scotland has to offer, because there's of course a lot of people there. ut ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Probably not the most beautiful Loch of Scotland but well of course essential. Do preferably during the beginning of stay to not be disappointed in comparison to other landscapes. We did around the Lake from Inverness, the road offers very nice views.
    View original

Plan your trip to Loch Ness

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Invermoriston

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Loch Ness by other users

10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM MALTA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Drumnadrochit BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Loch Ness BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Fort Augustus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans