What to "See and Do" in the area
Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Loch Ness Visitor Centre Glass Blowing Studio Loch Ness Travel Cruises Urquhart Castle

Glass Blowing Studio

If you have an interest in watching a crafts-man at work then you must visit the glass blowing studio.  The work is done in the shop and you can watch the creation of various different pieces.  Lots of interesting items for sale too!

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Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre

I found this very interesting.  The whole place was well laid out and would be of interest to children as well as adults.  The atmosphere inside the exhibition was good (slightly spooky in places and often leaving you wondering what would happen next) and the information attention grabbing.  I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and can recommend it.  

What I was especially pleased about was that it did not dismiss Nessie entirely - and I still looked for her when I was at the loch!!

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Various languages available!

Loch Ness Visitor Centre

I didn't get in to see this centre so can only report what is in the brochure.  This is the original visitor centre with coffee shop and gift shop.  There are up to date displays on scientific surveys, eye witness accounts and information about the Loch Ness Monster.

Also available in various languages.

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Urquhart Castle

This beautiful old Castle is surrounded on three sides by Loch Ness.  The Castle has a long history which can be discovered at the visitor centre with a film show and exhibition.  Open 7 days from the end of March to the end of September, 9:30am to 4:40pm.

Adults: 5.00, Children 1.20 and Reduced 3.75

Run by Historic Scotland


Cruises are available on the loch from various outlets.  They will normally take you to see Urquhart Castle and the Great Glen.  Some have underwater cameras and videos and prices are in the region of 8 for an adult.