Welcome to Loch Ness! Home of the Loch Ness Monster and so many other wonderful Scottish myths, legends and historical happenings. Here on the Visit Inverness Loch Ness tourism destination website, we will guide you on the perfect monster hunt in, around and on Loch Ness! Below you will find Nessie excursions, Loch Ness cruises, tours and facts to bring you up to speed with the history of our Great Scottish Loch and its famous inhabitant, #Nessie!
We are often asked “is the loch ness monster real?”. And here we will tell you that she is very much a big part of our culture and history. But let’s start with how to pronounce the loch ness monster’s name. It’s Nessie. Being in Scotland our “ie” is pronounced like a word that would finish with a “y”, but a little higher pitched.
Read on to find out more about Nessie, then explore further for insights into our magical region of the Scottish Highlands.
Nessie Hunting Boat Trips
Join us and book a boat tour on Loch Ness to begin your very own exploration of the Loch Ness monster.
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
If you want to know more about Nessie you can visit our world famous Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition.
For a monster family adventure, visit Nessieland. With models of the Loch Ness Monster, play areas and more.
Join us for your holidays at Loch Ness. Or stay in our Highland Capital of Inverness. Loch Ness and the surrounding area offer some of the most beautiful, historic and natural landscapes for you to explore. Steeped in myths and legends. Nessie isn’t our only famous relic. We are home to ancient battlefields, and inspiration for the Outlander series. Explore 2,000-year-old burial grounds and standing stones. Hear of our ancient whisky tales and visit the bay of sunken boats.
You can also explore our famous waters by canoe safari, for an up-close and personal experience with your very own canoe guide.
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