There might be a monster in there.
sadly it didn't and i was stuck here overnight!
The most lucrative monster on the planet
On the Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour I did in May 2010, there was the optional excursion to visit Urquhart Castle and take in a lake cruise. I had high expectations especially what Loch Ness connotes to and also I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Urquhart Castle.We were scheduled to ride on part of the Jacobite Freedom Cruise where it took 30-40...more
Urquhart is on Loch Ness shoreline near Drumnadrochit in the Scottish Highlands. I visited the castle whilst doing a day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. The castle has great views of Loch Ness and from the loch it's an impressive structure reminding those on board what a strong presence the castle once had!The ruin castle has a...more
As my title indicates, this was a very nice place to stop along Loch Ness and stretch our legs and take a couple photos. I posted my photos and a narrative on my travel blog at:http://adams-travel-blog.blogspot.com/2009/07/scotland-day-1.htmlIt was definitely a nice stop, but I'm not sure going into the castle is necessary. It really just adds to...more
In November Loch Ness was still clinging fleetingly on to Autumn colours. The views really are hypnotic - my eyes were constantly drawn to this mystical and magical body of water. It didn't matter whether I was inside the lodge's sitting room or my bedroom or indeed outside on the terrace the Loch always deserved another look with its constantly...more
I highly recommend the day trip to Loch Ness with 'Haggis Adventures'. They are probably more suited to the younger crowd, but the guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. They grew up in the area, and set out to make sure everyone on the bus had a great day. We travelled from the centre of Edinburgh, quite early, by bus to the Scottish Highlands...more
THIS IS A REAL PICTURE OF THE MONSTER !!!!!Just go down to the Loch on a full moon (only). Take along some whiskey. Drink the whiskey. All of it. Not polite to waste any and you need to support the local economy. All finished? Now look out. Farther. See it now? There it is! Get the camera out!THE NEXT DAY:Buy a new camera. The old one does not take...more
Take a boat tour on Loch Ness. For around £8 you can go on an hour long cruise of Loch Ness with sonar readings of the water for all you Nessie watchers and commentary along the way over the PA telling you something of the history of the area. (Bonnie Prince Charlie was rumoured to have hidden in the mountains but it was actually a decoy).It is...more
Just like the Himalayas have tales of the Yeti, Scotlands contribution monster tales is the one of Nessie, the Lochness monster.Inspite of various reports of `sightings' including some photographs, most of which were later proved to be hoaxes, few people take Nessies tales seriously. There have been various scientific studies as well, using the...more
The night we've spent at the shore of Loch Ness lake was heavilly rainy and windy. It was a real storm. I even had a though about that monster Nessie when I woke up several times in the night because the storm was too loud;-) But nothing bad has happened. Everything was the same and we even found the key from the shower which we left outside on the wooden table. The morning was windy, but sunny. A nice start of the day in the fantastic place!
I think that the best option to see this area is with a car.We drove from Inverness to Fort william and this is a lot of distance to pass.Of course you can use a bus or something but you should check the time table.We saw a tourist that missed her bus and she had to wait 2 hours for the next bus near Urquhart castle.more
I remember seeing the trains as we rode on a motor coach.A Loch Ness hotel says: "Road and Rail LinksWe have excellent Rail Services with day trains to London and an overnight Sleeper train. There are direct rail services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and local services to the North and West."more
You have come a long way and you have not seen the monster!? Do not let that stop you buying a souvenir. China Nessies are available from many shops. They come in small medium and large. Buy the large for about £10. It looks like it is swimming through your desk. Excellent conversation piece if you take it to work!more
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Swimming in the loch is a no-no. Not because the average hungry plesiosaur enjoys human flesh, but because the sides of the loch are steep, so even quite close to the shore the water is very cold and hypothermia soon strikes. Then you will drown and die not knowing if Nessie is real after all.
It is supposed you had come by bus cause you are in a budget.First of all don't go down to the Umquhart Castle to take a picture.Go up the road a little and the scenery is perhaps better.Second tip:Instead of visiting the museums go to walk by one of a number of paths around the lake.There are giant Caledonian pines and allways beautiful views far...more
Luggage and bags:
We had a lot of packing to do - babies don't travel lightly, nor to Kilts and Bridal Wear!! It took four cars to transport all we needed for a Wedding Weekend plus another two cars for the return journey to Elgin. Don't dismay if you visit this Mysterious place just bring your camera and lots of patience just in case you are on a Nessy Hunt!
Photo Equipment: We were occupied by family photos but the views of the loch and the sailing trips should keep you occupied so bring plenty of camera chips or film
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As we were driving around Loch Ness, we found this little museum that had a statue of Nessie out front. Be sure and take a picture posing with Nessie! The museum didn't have a ton of information, but it was interesting to learn a few things and read the history of sightings of the loch ness monster =) The gift shop was more fun than the museum,...more
In case you hadn't heard, there is supposed to be a monster in Loch Ness...Lots and lots of tourists actually believe this and come to see it for themselves. This is in spite the fact that none of them actually ever see anything!A few do clame to have seen this phenomenon in spite of the statistics that say no sightings have taken place. (There is...more