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Loch Ness

Loch Ness

This deep, dark and mysterious Highland lake is the stuff of legends.

Loch Ness and tales of its famous monster resident have captivated visitors to Scotland for centuries.

Everything about Loch Ness is epic. Created by volcanic activity, it stretches about 36 kilometres (22 miles) through the Great Glen.
Its murky waters plunge to 230 metres at their deepest. It is said Loch Ness contains as much water as the lakes of England and Wales combined.

Stretching from Fort Augustus to Inverness this expanse of deep and dark water is legendary. Mount your own “Nessie” spotting adventure by enjoying a cruise on the loch or savour the panoramic views from the ramparts of ruined Urquhart Castle. You can also learn more about the search for “Nessie” at the popular Loch Ness Exhibition.

No one has more ways to enjoy Loch Ness than Scottish Tours



  • Urquhart Castle is located on the shores of Loch Ness on the rocky promontory of Strone Point. It dates from early in the thirteenth century, and was built by Alan Durward, son-in-law of King Alexander II.
  • The Grant Tower at Urquhart Castle was once the elegant residence of a Highland laird.
  • Cherry Island near Fort Augustus, about l00m from the shore, is the only island on Loch Ness.
  • The Caledonian Canal was built between 1803 and 1822 by Thomas Telford to link the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Corrimony Chambered burial cairn in Glenurquhart was built circa 2000BC, and is of a type known as a passage grave, encircled by 11 standing stones.

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Tours that visit Loch Ness Tours


Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Glasgow

This fascinating tour will introduce you to the history of Stirling, with its famous castle and the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle 1 Day Tour from £57.00
from Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. Come with us to explore the Magical Isle and stunning Eilean Donan Castle

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Loch Ness Temptation - Afternoon Tour

Loch Ness Temptation - Afternoon Tour 1 Day Tour from £42.00
from Inverness

Explore enigmatic Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle on this wonderful combination of luxury coach tour and enchanting cruise.

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Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands 3 Day Tour from £595.00
from London

Escape from London to get a taste of historic Edinburgh and experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

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Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands 4 Day Tour from £845.00
from London

Leave London behind to discover the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands

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Dunrobin Castle and the Northern Highlands

Dunrobin Castle and the Northern Highlands 1 Day Tour from £56.00
from Inverness

Take a fascinating journey to the very tip of Scotland, exploring landmarks steeped in history every step of the way.

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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders

Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders 1 Day Tour from £62.00
from Edinburgh

Tour through the beautiful Scottish Border country and visit mighty Alnwick Castle, the filming location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Movies!

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Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands

Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands 2 Day Tour from £210.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

This short tour to Scotland’s picturesque North West Highlands includes the opportunity to visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle.

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Isle of Skye, Fairy Pools and Highland Castles

Isle of Skye, Fairy Pools and Highland Castles 2 Day Tour from £255.00
from Inverness

This comprehensive two-day tour will introduce you to Skye's many highlights, including the magical Fairy Pools.

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Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Stirling Castle with local pick-up

Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Stirling Castle with local pick-up 1 Day Tour from £55.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy the glorious scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and discover the history of impressive Stirling Castle.

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Scottish Clans and Castles

Scottish Clans and Castles 10 Day Tour from £2,440.00
from Glasgow

Discover the history of Scotland and her people on this inspiring tour through the Highlands which includes a trip on the famous West Highland Railway.

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Scottish Dream

Scottish Dream 8 Day Tour from £1,960.00
from Glasgow

On this comprehensive tour experience many aspects of Scotland from the great cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the scenic beauty of the Isle of Skye.

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Scottish Highland Fling

Scottish Highland Fling 10 Day Tour from £2,419.00
from Edinburgh

Combine visits to historical and sophisticated cities with the stunning scenery of the Highlands, including a magical excursion to the Orkney Islands.

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Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities

Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities 13 Day Tour from £4,111.00
from Edinburgh

This epic tour will take you along some of the most famous routes in Scotland to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow and the islands of Skye, Orkney, Mull and Iona.

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky 1 Day Tour from £56.00
from Edinburgh

A wonderful day that combines historic Stirling Castle, the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a visit to a historic malt whisky distillery.

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The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond

The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond 1 Day Tour from £49.00
from Edinburgh

Get a fabulous introduction to the treasures of Scotland including the beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the history of Stirling Castle.

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