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Loch Ness
Loch Ness
The largest lake by volume in the UK.

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Loch Ness

Where is Loch Ness? This beautiful loch located near Inverness is shrouded in mystery. Tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness have circulated the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933. With over 1,000 eye-witness accounts, sightings and unexplained evidence, scientists continue to be baffled by the existence of Nessie. See for yourself on a boat trip and Nessie cruise from Inverness, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.

Did you know that Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, making it the most voluminous lake in the UK? This corner of the Highlands is world-famous for its dramatic scenery, great adventure sports and nearby castles and solitary lighthouses dotting the landscape. So take a Loch Ness break and enjoy a monster holiday!

Loch Ness Travel Information

How to get to Loch Ness

Loch Ness runs from the south of Inverness down to the town of Fort Augustus. The A9 is the main road to Inverness from the cities of Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

You can catch the train from Edinburgh or Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness which takes approximately 3.5 hours. From Inverness, you can easily reach other parts of Loch Ness by local buses.  There is also Inverness Airport which is located within 7 miles of the city centre.

How to get around Loch Ness

You can easily drive around the famous Loch taking in the views, but for the more adventurous, why not walk, cycle or horse ride on the new Loch Ness 360 Trail, a 80 miles long scenic circular route taking in the route of the Great Glen Way on the north side and South Loch Ness Trail on the south side.  With many boat trips and Nessie tours from Inverness, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit, you can also cruise along the loch !

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Get to know Loch Ness

You can find out more about the best places to visit near Loch Ness, what events are are on, as well as plenty inspiration for your perfect Loch Ness break. 

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