Loch Ness

Today, I have had another enquiry in for a private tour to Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands which prompts me to write a short note on the very popular destination.

For many visitors to Scotland, Loch Ness is a ‘must see’, usually conjunction with other popular sites such as Skye. A day trip from Glasgow or Edinburgh is possible but such means a long day, sometimes up to 12 hours in order to get the most out of the day and visit other key sites en-route, such as Loch Lomond, Glencoe and Fort William.

Loch Ness features high on visitors’ agenda due the famous Loch Ness Monster story although sightings of this beast have reduced significantly in recent years. Monster aside, Loch Ness is worth a visit in its own right. In my view the best location to view the famous Loch is from Castle Urquhart, not far from the Highland town of Inverness. The castle is a deserving attraction in its own right, dating back to the 12th century and earlier.

Urquhart Castle is superbly positione for viewing Loch Ness due its location on a promontory jutting out into the middle of the loch about half way down. On good weather days this location affords superb views of the waterway, both north and south, especially from atop the tower of the ruins.

I actually enjoy visiting Loch Ness which affords great photo opportunities both at the loch and at various stops to and from.

Also today, posted information on Tod family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog

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