This evening I am posting some images from a recent visit to Castle Urquhart on Loch Ness.

Loch Ness ( or Loch Nis in Gaelic) contains the largest body of fresh water in the U.K.. The loch extends for some 23 miles (37km) in length and a maximum depth of 754 feet (230m).

The loch is best viewed from Castle Urquhart which itself has fascinating history and is superbly positioned on a promontory extending into the middle of the loch.

Advantage has been taken of the loch and associated waterways to build a waterway linking Fort William in the south with Inverness in the north. This is known as the Caledonian Canal.

One of the key attractions to the area is the legendary Loch Ness Monster sighting of which have fallen in recent years. However, the Loch and associated scenery of the Great Glen are worthy of a visit in their own right.

Apart from viewing the Loch from its shores, it is possible to avail of regular boat cruises.

Here is an image taken from Castle Urquhart showing a boat cruise in process.

View through the tower of Castle Urquhart

The castle and loch looking south

Castle Urquhart
View north.

On a sunny day the views can be spectacular, but don’t rely on glimpsing the monster!

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