Loch Ness is 755 feet deep which makes it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. 23 miles southwest of Inverness this beautiful freshwater lake has attracted special attention since the loch ness monster was first sighted centuries ago.
Affectionately known as ‘Nessie’, the Loch Ness monster has an illustrious history of being very coy.
The first recorded sighting of Nessie came from an Irish saint, St.Columba in the 6th century. Since then there have been sporadic sightings over the centuries culminating in the first image in 1933 by a surgeon from London.
Nessie is described as a large marine creature and over the years many scientists have undertaken investigations to prove or discredit her existence.
Over the years the alleged evidence has been discredited and whilst Nessie is more than likely a myth by all accounts the magic around her existence makes Loch Ness all the more of an experience!
Loch Ness is under an hour away from the Highland hotel and just an hour and a half from the Caledonian hotel by road, a definite addition to your itinerary.
Loch Ness has so much to offer, whether you fancy spending the day looking for the elusive Nessie, exploring the Falls of Foyers or indulging in a meal fit for royalty on the shores of this spectacular loch.
Enjoy the Abriachan nurseries, a beautiful woodland garden that highlights a combination of plants both native and exotic.
Relax at Change House viewpoint with a picnic and drink in the views over Loch Ness and Urquhart castle.
There are various trails around the loch including forest trails on the south side or a walk up the highest hill on the Loch Ness shores with views across the Great Glen.
Why not have a round of golf at Fort Augustus golf club followed by dinner in one of the local pubs or settle in for a cream tea at Glenlia farm before enjoying the wildlife surrounding the Victorian country house, Foyers Bay.
Travel back in history within the walls of the Urquhart castle or cruise Loch Ness and experience the loch from a new perspective.
The Loch Ness hub is the ideal place to start offering a complete visitor centre, gift shop and booking office in Drumandrochit.
Dive into everything Loch Ness has to offer and whilst you may not come face to face with Nessie, you are sure to leave with a happy heart packed full of wonderful memories.