We all know that the tale of the Loch Ness Monster lurking in the dark expanse of Loch Ness in the Highlands is not just a tale. Nessie does really exist, and there are over 1,000 eye witness accounts and lots of unexplained evidence, leaving scientists baffled.

Fibreglass Nessie model Loch Ness

What does she look like?

She's long and thin, usually green and with black humps, tail and snake-like head. And she's shy.

When she's emerging from the water, you can just see her body breaking through the waves. You'll be strangely mesmerised by the sight, and you'll instantly know that you saw her when you spot perfect circles of disturbed water that she leaves behind as she swiftly disappears again to the depths of the loch.

Nessieland - a family activity centre in Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness

Where can I see Nessie?

Visit Loch Ness and keep your eyes peeled as you explore the area!

  • The iconic Loch Ness is one of the largest and deepest expanses of water in the UK.
  • Its steep banks plunge to a depth of over 800 ft, and it's the largest in a string of lochs along the Great Glen.
  • Situated just south west of Inverness, the 'capital of the Highlands', you can drive along its western edge.
  • This area is renowned for its dramatic scenery, and is bordered by picturesque villages such as Foyers and Dores.
  • Nearby is the beautiful and world-famous Urquhart Castle, great for a romantic day out, and in the town of Drumnadrochit you can visit Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and Nessieland, to learn more about the loch's natural history, myths and mysteries.
  • You can also take a closer look at Nessie by hopping aboard a boat cruise from various locations on the loch.

Don't forget your camera, or how else are you going to snap a Nessie selfie?!