loch ness monster

Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 37 km southwest of Inverness. You have certainly heard of the lake from the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. The atmosphere of the lake is quite mysterious and calming. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.

At a near village of Drumnadrochit is “The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibtion” which examines the natural history and legend of Loch Ness. Boat cruises operate from various locations on the loch shore, giving visitors the chance to look for the monster. The only island on Loch Ness is Cherry Island, visible at its southwestern end, near Fort Augustus. It is a crannog, which is a form of artificial island. The lake is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. You should really experience a atmosphere that this lake holds.

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