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Loch Ness
Inverness, Highlands

Details for Loch Ness

Castle beside Loch Ness
The infamous Loch Ness Monster picture

Loch Ness is the largest(by volume), of the Scottish Lochs and lies within a short distance of Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. The deep, freshwater loch is most famous and widely visited for its legendary monster "Nessie", which has captured the imagination of the public and scientists for many years. Hundreds of visitors come to camp alongside Loch Ness in the hope of a sighting the beast in the murky, dark peat infused waters.

The area around Loch Ness is full of historic visitor sights and offers many places of interest for all ages. The Scottish countryside is exceptionally wild and beautiful and a haven for walkers and lovers of wildlife. There are a number of nature reserves where ancient trees and woodlands support a vast range of birds, mammals and insects. There are numerous towns and villages scattered amongst the heather clad hills and dales, where many excellent shops, cafes and bars are just waiting to be discovered.

There is a multitude of castles and forts situated throughout the area and they make ideal places for all the family to visit and learn about the sometimes violent and always colourful history of the Scottish Highlands. Scotland is also renowned for its high quality golf courses and attracts many sports people to take part, there are courses at Inverness, Castle Stuart and Dornoch to name but a few.

The many rivers and lochs are just perfect for fly fishing and are very well visited during the salmon spawning season. For walkers, whether it is a gentle stroll through the glen or a serious walk along the Great Glen Way or the South Loch Ness Trail there is no shortage of places to enjoy some healthy exercise and take in the fresh air of the great outdoors.

Water sports are a firm favourite with many visitors as the many rivers, canals and lochs offer canoeing and kayaking as well as sailing. The ancient Scottish game of Shinty is practised...


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