Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles southwest of Inverness. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as “Nessie”. It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and at the northern end opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness.
Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch at 22 sq mi after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 755 ft.
It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.
Get your history fix while looking for Nessie with a visit to the renowned Urquahart Castle, nestled on the banks of Loch Ness, easily accessible from the A82