Loch Ness, Scotland, is known for its epic landscape, interesting history and that ‘teeny-weeny’ unresolved mystery (Loch Ness Monster we’re looking at you).

Here are 3 reasons why a trip to Loch Ness is totally worth it.

1. For the beautiful landscapes

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The drive through the beautiful Highlands of Scotland is an attraction in itself.

Weave through towering mountains, lush greenery (in summer!) and snowy peaks on your way to Loch Ness and keep your eyes peeled for quaint houses and unique wildlife dotted through the countryside.

These gorgeous scenes on the way to Loch Ness are ones you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

2. For its legendary status

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The myth, the legend, the secrets. Yep, Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most famous sites and attracts travellers from all over the globe every year.

Coming in at 56.4 km², Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland after Loch Lomond and is the alleged home to the elusive Loch Ness Monster aka ‘Nessie’.

First mentioned back in 565AD, since then, alleged sightings of the creature have popped up over time and the legend of Nessie is still going strong.

3. There’s lots to do once you’re there

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If you’re keen to find out more about the Loch Ness Monster, an exhibition takes an evidence-based approach to investigate the Monster’s existence. Time to make up your own mind: is it just a loch, or is there more than meets the eye?

Coming in second place is Urquhart Castle: a ruined medieval castle on the border of the Loch Ness. Put your explorer hat on and get amongst it.

Finally, taking a boat trip out on the loch is an awesome experience. Bring your cameras and be on the lookout for the famous Nessie 😉

Keen for a trip to Loch Ness?

Take a look at our trips that go through Scotland and take your pick. 

Nicholas Hastie
Nicholas is a travel and health writer based in Brisbane. He’s driven by his hunger for all things travel, and enjoys documenting his journeys through writing and photography. Nicholas loves inspiring others to experience new adventures and create unforgettable memories.