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Loch Ness

Visit Loch Ness from Inverness

Throughout the world, people know the legend of Loch Ness and its monster. The loch is the largest in volume in the British Isles due to its enormous depth. At 230 metres, Loch Ness is the perfect place for a mighty monster to hide. In and around the loch, there are countless opportunities to enjoy the spectacle, the nature, the myths and the legends.

Adrenaline seekers can kayak in Nessie’s cold waters or hike the picturesque peaks across the area. However, if you fancy a more laid-back experience, take comfort on one of the many cruises available. Learn the tales and ancient history of Urquhart Castle, and tuck into some delicious local food and drink along the route.

It’s a 30-minute drive from Inverness to Loch Ness, so you can easily visit this magical place during a stay with us at Ness Walk.

Try your luck at spotting ‘Nessie’

Could you be the one to solve the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster? Visit the mysterious waters and look out for the spectacular beast that thousands try to catch a glimpse of year on year.

Numerous eye witness have reported sightings, and explorers have documented evidence pointing to ‘Nessie’ lurking in the depths. But to this day, it still remains one of the greatest mysteries in Scotland.

The QUEST 2024

Location /HQ: The Loch Ness Centre Drumnadrochit

Friday 31st May

  • Loch Ness: They created a monster. 

Time: 6pm – 9pm 

A special evening tour for your guests followed by an exclusive documentary screening of ‘Loch Ness; They Created a Monster.’ 

Tickets available here 

Saturday 1st June 

  • Hydrophone Discovery Cruise. 

Time: 10am and 11.30am 

Your guests can venture into the loch with renowned Nessie researcher Alan McKenna from Loch Ness Exploration and listen to any potential sounds from the Loch with our 60-foot hydrophone. 

Please book here to avoid missing out on a truly unique experience.

  • Surface Watch 

Time: 10am-4pm 

Free to take part

Join Loch Ness Exploration as a volunteer Nessie Hunter for a surface watch of Loch Ness

We have our bespoke google map for our observation points. Pick a point, a time slot and sign up for a fun free day out.

  • Live Debate: Experts & Witnesses


This is an opportunity guests for guests to join us at the Centre or virtually and step into the heart of the mystery with a dynamic live debate with experts and eyewitnesses. 

Book here for the live debate.

Sunday 2nd June

  • This will be a round up day for everyone here at The Loch Ness Centre and a chance to celebrate any sightings!

Urquhart Castle

The ruins of Urquhart Castle are dramatically nestled on the shores of the mystical Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Formally one of the largest castles in Scotland, this attraction has over 1000 years of medieval history. Although it lies mostly in ruin, having been victim to countless sieges at the height of its use, a wander amongst the grounds of this site that played host to many dramatic chapters in Scottish history is a must!

The Loch Ness Centre

Located at the site of the very first sighting, The Loch Ness Centre offers you a chance to explore the history of Loch Ness. And, you may even spot ‘Nessie’ yourself! Explore interactive experiences, learn about the various sightings over the years. Walk through 500 million years of ancient myths, legends and history.

A Must On Your Outlander Tour

No Outlander Tour would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Author Diana Gabaldon gracefully named its mythical creature ‘The Water Horse’, that Claire spots from Urquhart Castle. And so Nessie and the ancient castle have etched themselves in the history of this thrilling series of novels and television.

Hidden Gems Around Every Corner

Although Nessie is the celebrity of Loch Ness, there are countless hidden gems across the area waiting to be discovered. The Falls of Foyers and the breath-taking Suidhe Viewpoint are just a couple of examples that add to the magic of the Loch Ness experience.

Explore Loch Ness, your way!

There are so many wonderful ways to visit Loch Ness. Jump on a Jacobite boat cruise and explore the deep waters, take to the air on a scenic helicopter tour, or drive the 70-mile route around the Loch

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Loch Ness itineraries

Want to make the most of your visit to Loch Ness? We’ve put together these handy self-guided car tours, to help you explore both the north side and south side of Loch Ness. If you’d prefer for someone else to do the driving, we can also arrange for a bespoke Loch Ness tour, tailored to your likes and interests. Loop around the entire loch, visit picturesque villages, and explore the biggest attractions and hidden gems.

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