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Loch Ness, Loch Ness
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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. Our Invermoriston itinerary builder makes visiting Loch Ness and other Invermoriston attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We were very excited whilst planning our trip to the Loch to find a Cruise company there that was dog friendly. We had made previous inquiries with "Cruise Loch Ness" who said they would allow Blake (...  more »
  • The place is more famous for the alleged Monster than for its natural beauty. It's a beautiful Lake, but I don't know if it's worth making such a long trip (from Edinburgh) just to meet him. In the place there is nothing to do but the boat ride, which tells a little history of the Lake and the monster.
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  • We visited on a wild, wet day in September but this just seemed to make Loch Ness seem even more magical and mystical. We stopped at Dores which is almost at the top of the Loch on the North East side...  more »