Loch Ness History

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Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations due to many aspects for instance the most well known as the legend and myth of the Loch Ness Monster which allegedly lives in the loch of Loch Ness and the home to the annual music festival, Rockness.


Loch Ness is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and is approximately over 20 miles longs with a width of a mile, no wonder there is rumoured to be a dinosaur sited in these waters! Even though Loch Ness itself is relatively small it has an astounding variation of activities for tourists and has therefore become extremely popular.


Activities- These are most very sport orientated activities, many specialised on the water for example fishing, canoeing and sailing all situated actually in Loch Ness loch. Another popular activity is walking; in fact, an all new and exciting trail has been introduced in 2011. This trail is almost 28 miles long and lets you really explore the true beauty and mystery of Loch Ness. Also, just like the large majority of Scotland, Loch Ness is a great place and climate for mountain biking with many places available for hire. Loch Ness also has it’s very own marathon which has been voted 4rth best UK marathon and is famous for the stunning surrounding available for the runners.

For a more intellectual and cultural experience of Loch Ness you need to get to know the magical myth of ‘Nessie’- Scotland’s most famous legend. In 1993, evidence presented itself in the way of sonar readings and photographic evidence of this monster, the first of this by Hugh Gray who then publish this to The Daily Express. Many other sightings like this have been reported and published in various different newspapers and have therefore made the Loch Ness Monster what it is today. You can find out full information and story about the mystifying Loch Ness Monster and more at The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition which represents this information in colourful ways with even the use of occasional strobe lights!


Another entertainment popular with Loch Ness is Uquhart Castle which is situated just beside Loch Ness and used to be one of Scotland’s strongest medieval stronghold, this looks over the wonderful Loch Ness loch so is highly popular due to it’s superb view. In it’s history the castle has seen many bloody battles and various property owners including the English when they overpowered the castle during Edward I’s power. With the picturesque ruins beautifully kept this is a hotspot for families as kids enjoy the adventure and normally a piper will be situated in the background completing the atmosphere.


One of the biggest and most extravagant music festivals of the UK is hosted right on the banks of Loch Ness, of coarse it’s Rockness.  This festival has been going since 2006 and has grown and grown beyond expectation now lasting over the coarse of three days and names of massive internationally known artists making an appearance making this small festival not so small. Rockness is during the summer when the sun is shinning in Scotland, so the camping experience is that bit more comfortable. Accommodation available during Rockness is doing it rough and camping or there are luxurious hotels specifically situated close to the festival for guests.


For all accommodation from lodges, bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels of all affordable prices, visit http://www.budgetscot.com/loch-ness/all-areas/all/ind/page1