Loch Ness

Visit Loch Ness as part of your Highland Tour

Loch ness map

Looking for Nessie

Loch Ness got its name from the phrase "tha loch nis ann", which means "there is a loch there now" from an old legend in which a woman forgot to put the cap back on a well and water flooded the valley below, forming the loch. Loch Ness alone holds more water than ALL of England's lakes put together.

Part of the Great Glen, a geological fault cutting the Highlands in two, Loch Ness is 23 miles (36 km) long with an average depth of 600ft (200m).

It is one of a chain of Lochs that now form the Caledonian Canal.  The canal provides a waterway link between the North Sea and the Atlantic connecting 3 lochs (Ness, Oich and Lochy) between Inverness and Fort William on Loch Linnhe.
Loch Ness visitor Centre
Loch Ness Visitor Centre. Drumnadrochit
This 5 star visitor attraction examines the scientific evidence in the hunt for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Castle Urquhart
Historic Scotland: Urquhart Castle
on the shores of the Loch

serendipity bed and breakfast

Serendipity B&B

Serendipity, Glenmoriston: Dalchrieichart
Gay Owned, centrally located base for touring Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, The West Highlands. Just 9 miles from the shores of Loch Ness and access for Loch Ness attractions.

A rural Highland countryside setting and relaxing homely atmosphere. Three large, spacious, warm and comfortable double bedrooms, all modern en-suite.

Spectacular picturesque views of Glenmoriston and Glenshiel mountains.

Free internet wi-fi access for your ipads, laptops & internet phones.
Popular Highland region for walking, climbing, fishing, shooting and touring. Ideal for the numerous Glenshiel & Kintail mountain munro routes. Wildlife in abundance, Birds, Red Deer Stags and Hinds.
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