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Description: Many people believe that this brooding lake in Northern Scotland, 21...
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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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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If you have seen the trending photo of a shooting star over Loch Ness-you will want to come!

Luckily, I LIVE by Loch Ness and every day see it's changing beauty and majesty.So, put it on your bucket list/always wanted to do list, and see for yourselves.It has a mystery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Scotland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Luckily, I LIVE by Loch Ness and every day see it's changing beauty and majesty.So, put it on your bucket list/always wanted to do list, and see for yourselves.It has a mystery and mysticism to the Loch. All around the Loch is beautiful too.Come one and all this year!

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Wrexham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was lucky enough to get on a boat trip on loch ness last week..it was lovely,even though it was rather chilly. The staff on the boat were brilliant,very polite and they gave a fantastic commentry explaining all the facts and figures about the loch and the surrounding area..that all of the family,young and old would enjoy..a few of us... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic beautiful experience. Loch Ness is an unspoilt vast expanse of natural beauty, the scenery, in all weathers, is absolutely to die for. On the North side of the Loch is the main road to Fort William and Kyle of Lochalsh, both journeys are excellent with the road to Kyle taking you past the 5 Sisters of Kintail which... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It has a beautiful, stunning, incredible landscape. If you go to Scotland, you have to visit Loch Ness at least once.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The journey from Edinburgh was amazing. The snowy landscape of the Highlands on a winter morning is remarkable. Loch Ness is spectacular! Its mystery atmosphere is unforgettable! There is a very good coffee + souvenir shop. Definitely a must see in Scotland!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the most amazing trips I've ever made! We wanted to go to unveil the myth, and found an amazing tour through the highlands, facing sun, rain, snow, stormy weather, in short...all in one day! the place is magical, the views are awesome and the stories of monarchy and conquers just thrilling!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I took a boat cruise around Loch Ness as an optional add-on to my tour across the Highlands. I am so glad we had this opportunity. The lake was beautiful, and our boat ride coincided with sunset. (If you care about such things, the boat had a warm interior cabin and free wifi!) I have the most amazing photos from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed about 20 miles from Loch Ness but drove along side it in several days and also took a boat trip on it during our holiday. We took our boat trip from Fort Augustus and it was approximately £10pp for an hours cruise. Reasonable value but you only cover a part of the Loch but given its size that's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have lived on a hill overlooking Loch Ness for the last year. Very desolate - rather dull - and totally lacking in activities. Nothing ever happens on the water - no sailing, no regattas, no motor-boating - not even a marina. There may be reasons for this - winds, cold water, building regulations etc, but this all makes it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We entered via Inverness, stopped at Foyers Falls, then continued all the way to Fort Augustus, where we stayed at Morag's Lodge. The water was as still as glass and it didn't look very interesting in the rain. However, a couple of hours later the sun came out, we bought some fish and chips, and we went down to the... More 

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