Scotland Road Trip Part V: The Search for Nessie

This is part of a series of posts about our road trip around Scotland.  We started off with a drive from the Lakes to Glasgow, then headed north to Oban in search of scenery and whisky and then to the remote and beautiful Isle of Skye. Now it was time to turn eastward to Inverness.

We took the bridge off the island, and passed the dramatic and beautiful Eilan Donan castle.  It was a photo stop, but we didn’t head inside, onward to search for the mysterious monster in the loch!


We did stop at Urquhart Castle, which is mostly in ruins, but the history is interesting as it was involved in the wars between clans and the conflicts between the English and Scottish as well.


We also paid a visit to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which was the more highly recommended of the Loch Ness sights.  This exhibit is fairly skeptical about the existence of a monster, but I was shocked at how much money the government (and other private firms) had spent searching for a monster!  Full surveys of the lake and a submarine for starters… The exhibit reviews the techniques used to search for Nessie (including mapping the entire lake, which is huge!) and the irregularities and photos that caused people to believe it was real. A bit of a tourist trap, but hey, I guess that’s why you go to Loch Ness.

Inverness itself was a nice city, we stayed in a B&B on the edge of town. The nightlife was lively and seem to bar crawl from pub to pub with lots of live music.  (Maybe this was due to the bank holiday weekend…). It was a great last night of the trip before leaving my parents in Edinburgh the next day.

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  1. findingnyc says:

    Your first photo is hauntingly beautiful, with the dark clouds and shadows on the water. This has been a wonderful road trip. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, it was such an amazing trip. I had no idea Scotland was so beautiful!

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  2. It’s a beautiful stretch of the country to go monster hunting!

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    1. It is! We did not spot any monsters, but the scenery made up for it.

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