Exploring Loch Ness
Trip Start Apr 13, 2012
7Trip End Apr 25, 2012
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Peggy has solved the mystery of Loch Ness. Nessie is a sturgeon. More on that in a minute though...
Unfortunately, Tuesday dawned extremely overcast with low clouds. We considered taking in the Cairngorm Mountain Railway anyway but decided that the view that morning likely wouldn't be worth the detour. Instead, we pushed on around the loch to Drumnadrochit, which is the usual visitor site for Loch Ness.
There's no official Loch Ness visitor center to speak of, but there are several attractions in the town. We chose to bypass locations like "Nessieland" and head to the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.
After solving this mystery (Jinkees!), we headed across the little town to visit Urquhart Castle. Urquhart is a magnificent ruin. Its location on the banks of Loch Ness and in the Great Glen has a sort of haunting beauty that's difficult to describe.
After a great morning around Loch Ness, it was time for the next leg of our trip. We were planning to drive an additional 4 hours north today to near the northernmost point on the Scottish mainland, making a few more stops along the way.