Lochness, Fort Augustus

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Loch Ness Lake

 

Loch Ness covers an area 23 miles long, all of which is filled with a wide variety interesting points. Walking along the Lochís shoreline, you may discover some shifting in the landscapeís character, each new view giving you a whole new set of things to explore and see.

The A82ís main road connects Fort William in the southern part to Inverness in the northern part and embraces the length of Loch Nessí north shoreline. A picture perfect village called Fort Augustus is located at the southern most edge of Loch Ness. It is a great place to watch the boats weaving their way through the Caledonian Canalís impressive lock system.

Invermoriston is just 8 miles to the north of the Loch. It is one more picturesque village, redolent in the history of the Jacobite era. The Urquhart Castle can be accessed by going deeper north. Its spectacular ruins offer wonderful ways to view the splendour of the Loch. There is also at Drumnadrochit the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, which uncovers the historical, cultural, and geological importance of Loch Ness, and maybe even a word or two about the Loch Ness monster.

If you would like to catch a glimpse of a red deer, you might want to go to the south side of Loch Ness. Here youíll see the famous Foyers hundred foot waterfalls. There are also secluded accommodations available, ideal for a peaceful get-away.