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Address: Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
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+44 1456 450573
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This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is...

This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is already the most famous lake in the world but our aim is to make it better understood. This is achieved through a fully audio visually guided 35 minute tour. The presentation is theatrical in style and integrates the real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. As part of our educational remit, under 6s go free. The facts are objectively explained and whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, we place it in the context of the loch's very unusual properties. Thus we are endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage as "A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness". We offer a huge range of retail onsite and boat cruises on Loch Ness in the summer months. There is also a large cafe and restaurant attached to the site.

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Visiting the area and popped in to see what it was all about. Being Scottish Nessie was always a phenomenon and whether you believed the myth or not it was very interesting to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sheena S
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the area and popped in to see what it was all about. Being Scottish Nessie was always a phenomenon and whether you believed the myth or not it was very interesting to get all the facts. Although not very busy there was still several people coming and going with children, expect it will be busier in the summer. The... More 

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Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Horribly expensive and clearly a place that should have a good long look at their prices and staff... a tourist trap and please don't waste your time or money...

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Thank Paul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this exhibition focuses primarily on the loch ness monster. the exhibition includes several different rooms which are centred on different subjects. generally the rooms change from telling you that the monster does exist to telling you that it doesn't and, in the end it is up to you to decide weather you believe in it or not. its a great... More 

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Tunstall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during a cold and wet February with my girlfriend. Admission wasn't too expensive and the experience is going into different rooms which have a time delayed video or audio experience giving the history of the Loch while discussing the folklore of the fabled Loch Ness Monster. On one hand you are told that the monster doesn't exist, while on... More 

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Thank Martyn H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in here with a total open mind about what we would find. The website gave no indication of the charges so we we were little taken aback at the 7:95 for adults. The exhibition does make the most of the material but I personally though it was not great value.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended as a family and from young to old we all enjoyed the experience. scientific facts and legends delivered in a fun and interesting way. I learnt many things on this visit and was surprised by the depth (no pun intended) of the investigation into the Lochs nature below the waves. pricing was fair an goes towards scientific research.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went around the exhibition and learnt a lot about the Loch and the myth of Nessie. It answered many questions I had. We had our toddler who slept throughout and just as well really as it is not geared up for toddlers. The shop was great and when he woke up he insisted on hugging Nessie.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great family attraction. Very interesting and well put together reviewing the history of the monster an the search for it. Maybe overly confident of the ability of science to explain everything but great fun. And a nice shop too!

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit here. Was very factual and informative for kids and adults alike. Staff were so very friendly. It was clean and tidy too. Definetly a must visit place.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving past this centre we decided to have a look and grab a brew. It wasn't very expensive to enter. Once we had a brew we went into a small theatre where we watched a short but very interesting film . once that was over the screen went up giving us a beautiful view of Loch ness and the remains... More 

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