Loch Ness is a large and deep lake in Scotland containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. The lake is said to be the home of the Monster (also known as “Nessie”), a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs.
Loch Ness is located in the Highlights of Scotland, about 37 km (23 mi) southwest from Inverness and 170 km (105 mi) to the northwest to Edinburgh. Its surface area is 56 km² (22 sq mi), making it the second largest lake in Scotland after Loch Lomond. With a depth of 240 m (788 ft), this is the second deepest lake in the country after Loch Morar. Its outlet is the River Ness which flows into the Moray Firth at Inverness.
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Scotland Tours & Activities
Loch Ness Map
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Official Scottish tourist board: VisitScotland