|Loch Ness is one of the most famous lochs in Scotland, perhaps even the most famous loch in the world, immortalised by the Loch Ness Monster. The loch itself is 23 miles long, that’s 37 kilometres, though it is quite narrow. Loch Ness is deep, not actually the deepest loch in Scotland which is Loch Morar, but the second deepest loch at 230 metres, which is 755 feet. Amazingly, Loch Ness contains more fresh water than all the fresh water of English and Welsh lakes put together!
|For those looking for access to Loch Ness, a road runs along both shores. The main road is the A82 which runs up the western side of Loch Ness, carrying the main road between Fort William and Inverness. At the southern end of Loch Ness is Fort Augustus which has a number of shops, services and campsites. From there the A82 runs in a north easterly direction, up the western side of the loch. It passes through the village of Invermoriston, passes by Urquhart Castle, then through the village of Drumnadrochit, and continues up to Inverness, the so called capital of the Highlands. There is also a road on the eastern side of the loch, though this is a more minor road which is a single track in many places and can be challenging for drivers not used to such road conditions. Nevertheless, it offers a quieter perspective on Loch Ness. Both roads have places where cars can stop.