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Loch Ness Tickets & Tours

Perhaps no lake has ever been the focus of such attention over the years as Loch Ness. Made famous by the stories of an underwater monster known as ‘Nessie’ in the early 20th century, today the legendary Loch Ness continues to hold its own as a key hotspot for those visiting the region. With Loch Ness’s magnificent lake and mountain views spanning 23 miles, it’s certainly easy to see why. Though the existence of the elusive Loch Ness Monster is yet to be confirmed, the deep, dark waters of this Scottish Highlands treasure holds such a sense of majesty that folks can’t help but to return; ourselves included.

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Our tips for Loch Ness

  • Take a road trip. A drive around the loch is a rite of passage when visiting Loch Ness. Head anticlockwise for the best views of the loch and beyond.
  • Spot Nessie… or at least her cardboard cut-out. The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition Experience tells the story of the Loch Ness Monster, a folklore that has spanned decades and divided many. Hear the tales of the Loch Ness Monster sightings and make up your own mind about her existence.
  • Stay and play at Aldourie Castle. With its turrets just a flick of Nessie’s tail away from the Loch Ness, this elegant castle-cum-hotel is well worth a visit. If you have the time, be sure to hunker down in one of the castle’s luxurious rooms overlooking the glen for the ultimate Loch Ness experience.

Good to know

Best time to visit
These bitterly cold waters are best experienced – yep, you guessed it – outside of the bitterly cold winter. Although every season in the Highlands has it’s charms, Loch Ness tours between the months of May and September are ideal.
Getting there
The closest train station to Loch Ness is about 13 miles north in the town of Inverness, with plenty of buses heading to and from the station and Loch Ness regularly. For those seeking Loch Ness tours from Edinburgh, many of our package Loch Ness tours leave directly from the capital, and include return transfers.
Money saving tips
A number of isango! package deals include round-trip transfers, Loch Ness tours and throw in visits to a heap of other Scottish Highlands sites too. For those looking for cheap Loch Ness tours from Edinburgh, be sure to book in advance to get extra bang for your buck.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travellers with these interesting titbits about Loch Ness…
  • The earliest report of a monster in Loch Ness appeared in a 7th-century publication called the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, an abbot of Iona.
  • The Loch Ness Monster myth came to the public’s attention in 1933, after a new road that ran alongside the loch opened. Sightings by George Spicer and Arthur Grant respectively in 1933 brought the myth to the forefront.
  • The largest Loch in volume, the Loch Ness holds more water than all of the lakes and rivers in England and Wales combined.

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