A view of Loch Ness, looking south

A view of Loch Ness, looking south

© VisitScotland/Stuart Brunton

Loch Ness

Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, making it the most voluminous lake in the UK. Where is Loch Ness? This beautiful loch is located in the Scottish Highlands and is shrouded in mystery. Does a monster lurk in the deep? See for yourself on boat trips and Nessie cruises from Inverness, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.

Map of Loch Ness

Explore Loch Ness


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How to travel to & around Loch Ness

Loch Ness runs from the south of Inverness down to the town of Fort Augustus.

Getting to Loch Ness


You can travel from within Scotland to Inverness with ScotRail, or directly to Inverness with LNER from dozens of stations along the east coast line like London King’s Cross, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh taking in some of the best scenery the country has to offer along the way. Sit back and relax and enjoy the comfort of the environmentally-friendly Azuma fleet in First Class or Standard alongside the offer of fine food and drink from a range of local suppliers from across the UK.

Or journey overnight in your own room with a bed. A relaxing and time-saving way to reach the Highlands, the Caledonian Sleeper travels between London and Scotland.

Bus and coach



Getting around Loch Ness


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?

If you like to discover an area by foot you will not be short of places to wander. You can also choose to be guided on a walking tour with companies such as Walk Inverness and Walking Tours Inverness offering guided walks daily from the city centre.

Find more walking routes in Inverness & Loch Ness


Bus and coach




A tip from your local expert

Falls of Foyers

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Visit the restoration project at Boleskine House, once home to Alister Crowley and later Jimmy Page! The house, near the Falls of Foyers, is under construction after being destroyed by fire, but tours of this unique building are available by arrangement.


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