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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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Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
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+44 1456 450573
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for us, abit sad really but it is what it is i wouldn't have wasted money if i had known it was so poor.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Expected much more from the visitor centre for Loch ness, with it being such a famous and well known part of Scotlands history. On the website it sounds as though there are fun activities for kids, but the most interactive it got for our son...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

been to this attraction a twice now..i always find it enjoyable,,if your a first timer i think its worth seeing..my second time i was expecting something new but unfortunately there wasnt..so maybe it needs revamping every now and again to keep it fresh..would like to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really expected to visit an exciting center with warm, friendly and fun exhibits. Instead it was boring, dark and no fun whatsoever. Felt bad for kids who were there. This is just a cash grab, really a gift shop of overpriced souvenirs. You are better...More

Thank Judiann S
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks Judiann for taking the time to come to Trip advisor and leave a review for us. I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit to us. Our centre is based on the decades of research done by the Loch Ness project and has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really disappointed was expecting more more information more displays more everything it cost was 7:95 adult and really was not worth it at all sorry to sayMore

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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Angie for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review. I’m sorry you did not find us good value for money, as a 5 star Visit Scotland graded attraction we are reasonably priced compared to other 5 star...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as part of our Loch Ness by Jacobite tour (highly recommend) but the Exhibition and Centre was just okay. They make you go room by room watching small movies as they explain the history of Loch Ness. Some of the information was...More

1  Thank LaShelleCargil
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to come and leave us a review. As well as the films in each room did you see all our equipment? Our centre is based on the decades of research done by the Loch Ness project and has all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hokey tourist trap. I was dropped off here on a guided tour and had no idea that the center was actually a timed tour (so you have to go through the whole terrible thing). Then three rooms of a gift shop. It's supposed...More

1  Thank wandergenie
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to come and leave us a review. I’m sorry that whoever your tour was with neglected to explain to you how our exhibition works, if you had been unhappy at any time you could have come out of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to find the doors locked. Another tourist told us there was a computer glitch, and they could not find a sign to put on the door. Seriously? No-one could even tell us that in person? No-one could write by hand that they were having...More

Thank sheenat321
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. On the day you visited 45 minutes before closing time there was a power surge that knocked out the computer system that runs the centre and we had to close until this was fixed....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite cool but not briliiant. Took my wife and two boys aged 14 and 9. The boys liked it, seemed engaged with the information etc and it got their imagination going. Only criticism is that is is somewhat superficial and the entry price...More

Thank 192kymt
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to come and leave us a review. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed the exhibition and got engaged with it. We do feel that for a 5 star Visit Scotland attraction we are reasonably priced in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a potential view of nessie in sight, lies the history of nessie exhibition centre. Not what we were expecting, a modern digital almost 4d experience of the myth and history of the loch. Very detailed and interactive while on point and relevant. However is...More

Thank Ben B
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks Ben for your lovely review, I am delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition and found it to be detailed and interactive. The audio guided part of the exhibition takes 35 minutes but the last area is really at your own pace and you...More

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2deer
28 May 2018|
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I also think an hour - to one hour 30 minutes.
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Response from LochNessCentre | Property representative |
Hi the price is £14 for adults, students and seniors and £10 for children aged 2-15 years. The cruise takes one hour and this includes transportation down to our harbour a few minutes away in our private minibus. To book... More
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