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The Monster Lurking in Loch Ness

Loch Ness is the deepest volume lake in all of the British Isles but perhaps it is best known as the home to the Loch Ness monster, also affectionately known as Nessie. In 1933, the Inverness Courier published the first Nessie report, thus sparking the flame of widespread sightings of the plesiosaurus-like monster.

Loch Ness Lake, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness

We visited Loch Ness 2 years ago and found it so relaxing that we made it a stopping point on our trip this second time around. We said ‘hello’ to our old friend Nessie but had to decline his invitation to tea.

Loch Ness Lake, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
Loch Ness Lake, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
Loch Ness Lake, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
Godzilla poaching on Nessie’s territory.

After our loch shenanigans, we visited the Loch Ness Centre museum.

Mini submarine at the Loch Ness Centre Museum, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
The Viper Fish, a one-man submarine used to aid the 1969 sonar investigations of the lake.

Diving suit at the Loch Ness Centre Museum, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
This diving suit is probably the only monster-like creature to set foot in the lake…. Just kidding! Nessie is real!

Loch Ness Centre Museum Overview

  • Address: Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU
  • Fees: Adult £7.95; Concession £6.75; Child (6-15) £4.95
  • Hours: Varies by season. Visit http://www.lochness.com/exhibition/opening-times-prices.aspx for hours.
  • Visiting length: 45 min
  • Things to note:
    1. This is not a traditional museum. Visitors are taken from one exhibition room to another following a video guide.
  • Pets allowed: No
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