Loch Ness Vacation Packages
WHY LOCH NESS?
Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s largest and most famous lochs, known around the world thanks to its elusive monster Nessie. Just a short distance from Inverness, this impressive stretch of water is 23 miles long and over 700 ft at its deepest, making it Scotland’s largest loch in terms of volume. Loch Ness runs from Loch Dochfour to Fort Augustus, it is bordered by picturesque villages such as Foyers and Dores and you can drive along the western edge of the loch on the A82. Overlooking the water from the western shore is Urquhart Castle, a former royal castle that has witnessed some of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history. Walk around the iconic ruins for a first-hand look at the cells and towers, or learn about the castle’s role in the Wars of Independence and the Jacobite uprising at the excellent visitor center.
Claimed sightings of the Loch Ness Monster date back to 1933, though there have been rumors of a beast in the waters since the 7th century. With its stunning views and untouched landscapes, Loch Ness is ideal for walking and hiking and is also the site for the annual Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. The loch is also a popular spot for sailing and fishing enthusiasts, with salmon, pike, trout and more living in its fresh waters.
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