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Loch Ness is a lake that stretches for 37 kilometres (23 miles) in the Scottish Highlands. It is the second largest lake in Scotland, just behind Loch Lomond, but due to its extreme depth of 230 metres (754 feet), it is the largest by volume. The lake is probably best known for the Loch Ness Monster, also known as Nessie, which has been supposedly sighted in the lake. Loch Ness is just southwest of Inverness. See if you can spot the monster, or just enjoy the loch for its natural beauty.



Getting There

By Train

You can take a train to Inverness with National Rail which has services to the extreme north of Scotland as well as south to Aberdeen for example.

By Car

Loch Ness and Inverness are accessible by A82 and A321.

By Bus

There are many bus tours of the area, including MacBackpackers, Scottish Highland Tours, and Haggis Adventures.

You can also travel independently by taking Mega Bus to Inverness and using a different way of getting to the lake from there.




  • Urquhart Castle. An impressive castle ruin on a headland at Loch Ness.
  • Lighthouses - There are many famous ones around the Loch.
  • Inverness is the capitol of the highlands and offers a lot of accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.
  • Inverness Castle
  • Great Glen Way, a 118 kilometre (73 mile) walking path from Fort William, along Loch Ness, to Inverness.


Accommodation in Loch Ness

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