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Many people believe that this brooding lake in Northern Scotland, 21 square miles in size at an average depth of 800 feet, could certainly hide a large dinosaur-like "monster," the lake's long-time and elusive resident.
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I was a little skeptical about visiting Loch Ness, but I am really glad we did it. We took a 1 hour cruise of the Loch and it really is a beautiful area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bemurph1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only had a one night stay at a local B and B and wish we had another day or two to explore the area. We had dinner at one of the restaurants on the Loch and returned later that night. It was so quiet,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took a tour from Edinburgh which gave us over 3 hours in Fort Augustus which was a delightful town and fascinating to watch the locks opening & shutting. I took the hour cruise on the lake which was beautiful, informative and allowed for plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If staying in Inverness, Scotland, and you have a rental vehicle, the Loch Ness can be circumnavigated in three to five hours depending on how many stops for picture taking, restaurants, etc. Don't concern yourself about narrow or one lane portions of the drive. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MyRatings
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day trip from Edinburgh to the Highlands Included a visit to Loch Ness. The lovely drive to the lake took us by some beautiful scenery. Our tour bus took us first to Urquhart Castle and then to the center where the Loch Ness cruises...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AllanH328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in a quaint town right on shore. Our tour group was given about 2 hours which was more than enough time to grab a bite and take pictures of the lake. It was a Tuesday in October and quite crowded so I can’t...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank naji79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh or Glassgow is a wonderful experience. Do opt for the cruise as it offers some great views, clear skies, beautiful rainbows - plenty of them!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lovefortravellll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around the loch and over to the aisle of Skye. Gorgeous scenery. We were very lucky to have sun and great weather (for October).

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a (1) hour Loch Ness Cruise @ Clansman Harbor Hotel. It was a very informative and cool way to take in Loch Ness. Truly stunning sites that can only be seen from the water. You will not regret checking this out.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank prowlett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunny drive along Loch Ness from Inverness to Drumnadrochit - even more stunning than in the rain!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Circusquad
17 August 2019|
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Response from KayBeaChisholm | Reviewed this property |
Although we didn’t take a cruise, they start around £15-£20 per person
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judylilingl
28 May 2019|
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Response from PSobti | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you to look into B&B's around that area, Not only it is less expensive but also you can get to enjoy the lovely Scottish hospitality.
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Lisa M
2 August 2018|
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Response from GReyMaiden | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of places to stop and eat. If you drive up the loch on either side there are plenty of places to stop
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