Scotland

The Best Loch Ness Tours from Edinburgh

by Roisin McAuley  |  Published February 9, 2018

Loch Ness sits between Scotland’s northern city of Inverness and small town Fort Augustus. The 23-mile Loch is home to one of Scotland’s most famous creatures: the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie as she is more fondly known. For many who grew up in Scotland the image of Nessie is synonymous with the mystery and traditions of the Highlands. Despite knowing better, both locals and tourists to the Loch will find themselves hoping for a glimpse of the fantasy sea creature.

Tours to Loch Ness offer the opportunity to drive through the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Here visitors can learn about the history of the north, pass by landmarks and battlefields north of the central belt, be enveloped by Glen Coe’s mountain range and marvel at Britain’s tallest peak Ben Nevis. Loch Ness is reached by driving north from Edinburgh; regardless of the tour option guests select they should expect a long, but beautiful, journey.