Official Sightseeing
Tours of Scotland since 1907

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



  • The Grant Tower at Urquhart Castle was once the elegant residence of a Highland laird.
  • The Caledonian Canal features four lochs - Loch Linnhe, Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.
  • 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.
  • Loch Ness lies in a natural geographical fault that stretches across the width of Scotland and is joined at either end by the Caledonian Canal, built by the engineer Thomas Telford in 1822.
  • Cherry Island near Fort Augustus, about l00m from the shore, is the only island on Loch Ness.

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Tours that visit Loch Ness Tours


Loch Ness and the Highlands

Loch Ness and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction? Maybe you’ll find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands.

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Edinburgh by Train

Edinburgh by Train 1 Day Tour from £205.00
from London

Want to visit Edinburgh for a day during your stay in London? This convenient tour package is just for you!

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Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands 3 Day Tour from £415.00
from London

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

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £47.00
from Glasgow

This popular “Scotland in one-day” tour will introduce you to some of the finest scenery the Highlands has to offer including, of course, Loch Ness

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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle 1 Day Tour from £38.00
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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Taste of Scotland

Taste of Scotland 5 Day Tour from £785.00
from Glasgow

This short tour combines visits to Scotland’s two great cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow with a delightful tour through the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles

West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a wonderful drive through the picturesque scenery of the Western Highlands and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Arran, Scotland in Miniature

Arran, Scotland in Miniature 5 Day Tour from £675.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Leave the hustle and bustle of mainland life behind to discover why the beautiful Isle of Arran is known as Scotland in Miniature.

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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders

Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

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

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Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland 7 Day Tour from £1,429.00
from Glasgow

Discover Scotland's unrivalled beauty on this feature-packed tour that includes city stays in historic Edinburgh and lively Glasgow.

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Castles and Whisky

Castles and Whisky 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Inverness

Discover the mountains, malt whisky and castles of the Cairngorm National Park

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland Coast

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland Coast 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to visit ancient Lindisfarne and mighty Alnwick Castle, star of the Harry Potter movies and Downton Abbey

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Scotland's Highlands and Islands

Scotland's Highlands and Islands 14 Day Tour from £2,877.00
from Glasgow

Discover magical islands, sophisticated cities and the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands on this far-reaching tour.

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Scottish Isles and Glens

Scottish Isles and Glens 12 Day Tour from £2,360.00
from Glasgow

Be captivated by the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Islands on this luxury tour that includes visits to the Orkney Islands, Skye and Bute.

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky 1 Day Tour from £38.00
from Edinburgh

A wonderful day that combines historic Stirling Castle, the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a visit to pretty Glengoyne Distillery.

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