Loch Ness Travel Guide

  • Shores of Loch Ness
    Shores of Loch Ness
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  • Loch Ness
    Loch Ness
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  • Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
    Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
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Loch Ness Things to Do

  • A disapppointing Cruise!

    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...

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  • Urquhart Castle

    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...

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  • Nice stop at Urquhart Castle

    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...

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  • Hypnotic Loch Ness

    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...

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  • Tours around Scotland

    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...

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  • LOOK FOR THE LOCH NESS MONSTER !

    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...

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  • stick your feet in!

    That is all there is to it, go and stick your feet in the lake. It is suprisingly cold. I am not sure why I thought it wouldnt be, but I did think it would be at least moderate.

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  • Boating on the Loch

    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...

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  • Tracking the Lochness monster!

    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...

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Loch Ness Hotels

  • Ardconnel House B&B

    21 Ardconnel Street, Inverness, IV2 3EU , United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Morags Lodge

    Bunnoch Brae, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scotland D

  • Foyers House

    Foyers, , Loch Ness, Scotland DG11 2DR

Loch Ness Nightlife

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    by ginte Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    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!

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Loch Ness Transportation

  • Car

    Probably the best way to get around the Loch Ness lake is to go by car, as we did. Mostly the road around it isn't very wide, sometimes narrow enough.

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  • How to get to Loch Ness

    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.

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  • Rail Service

    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."

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Loch Ness Shopping

  • YOUR OWN DESKTOP NESSIE

    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!

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  • Nessie stuff

    If you are in loch ness you will see in the museum or other shops aroud the lake a lot of Nessie stuff - shirts , dolls , coffee cups and more. I bought a few nessie dolls to the family

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  • Nessie Tat

    A shop dedicated mainly to the monster legend. All sorts of monster items and other Scottish items, Great place to buy that plastic Nessie As little as possible

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Loch Ness Local Customs

  • Lake

    We went almost around all Loch Ness lake by car and were surprised, as we've seen only some free roads where you can get closer to the lake from the highways. There are no ways at all or many private closed ways.

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  • Nessie Hunt

    A lot of people think they will find the famous loch ness monster and they come to searh in this lake.As far as i remember no one saw her.But they still try.

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Loch Ness Warnings and Dangers

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    by Charlie_UK Written Jul 11, 2003

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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.

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Loch Ness Tourist Traps

  • Avoid the museums

    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...

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  • Loch Ness Exhibition

    The shores of Loch Ness have two exhibitions, or museums whichever way you look at it. Thay have displays, a cinema and lots of things to buy. Obviously they cater unashamedly to the tourist market, but then again why are we there! Buy a plastic nessie Drive on!

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  • Loch ness museum

    To my opinion this place is a big tourist trap.The movies is a little bit boring and we left in the middle of the movies to enjoy the lake. Buy a nessie doll Leave the museum and go to see the lake

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Loch Ness What to Pack

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    by scottishvisitor Updated Jan 9, 2009

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    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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Loch Ness Off The Beaten Path

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    by ginte Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    For not to miss something, visit:

    http://www.lochnesscaravanandcampingpark.co.uk

    http://www.lochness-centre.com

    http://www.worldtouristattractions.travel-guides.com/attractions/lns/lns.asp

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Loch Ness Favorites

  • Visit the Loch Ness Monster Museum!

    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,...

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  • The Legend of the monster

    Numerous sightings have been recorded over the past century, the first photo taken in 1933. Sonar tests have failed to locate the beast, but the legend lives on.

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  • Nessie the Monster

    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...

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