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    Located at the head of Urquhart Bay on the northern shore of Loch Ness, the pleasant village of Drumnadrochit is popular with Loch Ness monster hunters.

    Drumnadrochit is a great location for exploring the Highlands. This lovely village is surrounded by the glens, Glen Urquhart and Glen Moriston, as well as the Great Glen that reaches across Scotland from Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west. The area is rich in things to see and do with activities ranging from exploring the ruins of Urquhart Castle, a classic romantic ruin jutting out into the loch, horse riding, cruising the length of Loch Ness and looking for Nessie, fishing trips and cycling.

    There is a wide selection of accommodation suitable for every taste and budget including hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering cottages.

    The largest and best known loch in the Great Glen, Loch Ness is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations and attracts many visitors every year hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie, the world-famous Loch Ness monster.

    There are two visitor centres celebrating the patronage of grand Loch Ness by the monster that (perhaps) lurks somewhere in its depths. The replica of Nessie may be the closest you get to the real thing, but visitors can also explore the spooky history of the facts and myths of monster hunting at the outstanding Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Close by is the Nessieland Castle Monster Centre which also tells the story of the elusive monster.

    Drumnadrochit was joint winner of the Britain in Bloom Tourism Award 2002.

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