Loch Ness Travel Guide

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Loch Ness Overview

Loch Ness is Scotland's (if not the world's) most famous lake (or 'loch' in Scotland). It runs for 23 miles (37 km) along the natural geological cleft that stretches from Fort William in the west of the Scottish Highlands, to Inverness in the north.

About a mile wide at most places it is the home of the Loch Ness monster, a most likely mythical creature, which dwells in the Loch and is occasionally spotted by locals and passers-by. The sightings claimed lend credence to the remote possibility of a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs (which lived up to around 65 million years ago).

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Drumnadrochit is a town on the shore of Loch Ness, 15 miles from Inverness and one of the main tourist destinations looking for a Loch Ness monster. It has two tourist centres devoted to the …
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The mental image the Scottish Highlands usually conjures up is a picture of the Loch Ness monster, peat-covered hills that turn into craggy cliff-faces and lush, green mountains covered in a …
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