Edinburgh, Scotland – Loch Ness

Mostly known for the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness is about 37 kilometres in length, in the direction of southwest of Inverness. It is a large and deep body of fresh water. This body of water’s surface stands sixteen metres above sea level. This large body of water is best known for its giant serpent like monster, the legendary Loch Ness Monster aka “Nessie”.

The Legendary “Nessie” has attracted many travellers who wish to look for the creature. Although Loch Ness is not the biggest body of water, it’s surface area of 56.4 square kilometres still makes it quite large. As well, because the water visibility is really poor, and because of the frequency and density of fogs, it is very difficult for would be monster hunters to easily find the legendary possibly fictional creature.

This loch itself is the second biggest loch in Scotland right behind Loch Lomond in terms of surface area. But because this body of water is a lot deeper then Loch Lomond, it is the largest loch in Scotland based on volume. Because of its volume it works perfectly as a storage reservoir for the nearby Foyers pumped-storage hydroelectric plant. The power created from this plant is used to supply the National Grid.

There is only one island situated inside of this loch. This island known as Cherry Island is located near the south western rim of the loch. At Drumnadrochit, there is the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. This centre displays all the controversy generated from the history of Loch Ness and “Nessie”. There are various locations around this loch where you can sign up for boat tours to look for the monster.

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