The Loch Ness Centre
The Loch Ness Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to our visitor attraction: The Loch Ness Centre. 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 45-minute tour. The presentation is theatrical and integrates real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. As part of our educational remit, under 5s 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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  • Richard G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern and fresh presentation
    We loved the informative and entertaining modern way the story of Nessie was told. We had a big mix of ages from 20 - 80 and everyone loved the updated experience. You move from room to room to see each part of the presentation and there is limited seating in many of the rooms but everyone in my group was able to sit when they needed to. We learned a lot about the different theories about the Loch Ness monster and enjoyed being able to vote on our opinion at the end. We paired this experience with lunch at the Drum Restaurant and then a cruise on Loch Ness with Jacobite cruises. It was a wonderful day. The only down side is if there are a lot of bus tour groups you may have to wait to get in.
    That is great to hear, and thank you for your feedback we really appreciate it! I hope you can come back and visit us again. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 28 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Deborah N
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern, Engaging & Well-Presented
    Returned to the exhibition following its recent refurbishment - wow! what a difference. This new presentation vividly brings the science, culture and folklore to life in a clear and entertaining way. Marvellous up-grade providing a contemporary perspective. Loved the flow through the exhibition and meeting all the characters. Would definitely recommend this to friends and would go again myself.
    Thank you for the lovely review and five-star recommendation! We really appreciate you visiting us and hope you can come again soon. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 28 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • curlywurlyjen84
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting, modern experience
    Great new exhibit. It's essentially a series of videos in each room, beautifully staged and with atmospheric lighting/dry ice and narration from the lovely David Tennant. My 5 year old loved getting her green screen photo taken, hearing about myths and legends, hunting for hidden Nessies in each room, and voting at the end. I learned a lot about the hunt for Nessie, the science and the history. Huge gift shop, ice cream hut, cafe next door and other things to do on the doorstep.
    That is great to hear, and thank you for your feedback we really appreciate it! I hope you can come back and visit us again. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 28 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Matthew H
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DeepScan Cruise
    10am boat tour of Loch Ness was very entertaining and informative. The tour guide was very knowledgable and delivered the information in a humorous way which made it memorable. Also giving a young child on board the chance to drive the boat. Would definitely recommend.
    Thank you for your visit! We are really glad you came and enjoyed it so much. We really appreciate your feedback and review and hope that you can come and visit us again soon. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Himal N
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome!!!!
    What an amazing experience! I was a bit skeptical at first but the staff are welcoming and gave us great advice on the tours and the weather. Kenny in particular made arrangements to shift our booking times to better suite our time available and the openings at the centre. I could not recommend this centre more! The tour and experience was immersive and you can tell that a lot of effort was made to provide an informative yet fun & stimulating tour. In addition they run the cruise and Ali was amusing & knowledgeable. The cruise doesn't leave you bored or lost as to what you are seeing. I would definitely encourage anyone in the area to pay them a visit, it's well worth the time and the experience.
    Thanks for the five-star review! We really appreciate you coming and visiting us, and we hope you will come again soon. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Linda H
    Birmingham, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely attraction to visit
    The Loch Ness visitor centre was unusual and well worth a visit. It was up to date and reminded me of an attraction you would see at Disney with the short films. It was thoughtful and interesting, the staff were very friendly and technology has given it an up to date account. I visited with my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The gift shop was big and had lots to buy. The photos were also a really good souvenir.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving us such a nice review! Everyone will be really pleased you enjoyed the tour. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 12 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Bronwyn M
    58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immersive and informative!
    We really enjoyed the way the information was presented, it’s engaging and extremely informative! It is presented in such a way to challenge your view on Nessie, and it is not at all biased. The renovation of the building is amazing, so much effort has been put into the sets and the props that are on view. There’s a good shop at the end and all the staff are excellent. (we also enjoyed the addition of narrator David Tennant!)
    We are really happy your tour was so enjoyable! Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again soon. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 13 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Francois Maignen
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent revamped Nessie centre
    We had a great experience at the revamped centre. The visit tells about the story around the loch Ness monster, from folk tales, sightings (genuine or fake), to recent searches in the loch and theories. You get to vote at the end whether which theory you believe in. Children love it. It’s fun, interesting and interactive. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
    Thank you for the lovely review and five-star recommendation! We really appreciate you visiting us and hope you can come again soon. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 July 2023
  • HEB30
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Experience
    Visited with children 6,4 and 2. Was dreading it as thought it was going to be absolute nonsense, however, it struck a truly excellent balance between the myths and legends surrounding Loch Ness, the history of the place, the genuine scientific research being carried out and the monster hunters. It kept three adults and three small children engaged, which I think is not an easy task. Gift shop was not forced upon you excessively, which was refreshing
    That is great to hear, and thank you for your feedback we really appreciate it! I hope you can come back and visit us again. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Sandra W
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience with a great balance of fact, humour and mythology
    Excellent experience. Not what I was expecting. It was educational, witty and there was something for everyone. It was a really well balanced view of possibilities with enough of a magical element to fulfil the fantasy. Loved it. Great facilities too, plenty of loos, nice cafe and a huge gift shop. We bought our green screen photo as its a great memento and included in a great booklet.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving us such a nice review! Our team will be really pleased you enjoyed the tour. The Loch Ness Centre Team Part of Continuum Attractions
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
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Michelle H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Size of the group was excellent this was such a great little tour thank you.
Written 25 May 2024
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Valerie C
Oxnard, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great tour and set up. I learned a lot of interesting things about the area, the loch, and Nessy! Great for kids and adults. Super fun, interesting and had some fun interactive parts.
Written 20 May 2024
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OnAir47097840060
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Absolutely a waste of money to go through the Centre. Save your money, it is not what they tell you at the door. We walked out before finishing the video. You pay to go through and watch a short film in 4-5 different rooms. The last room recaps everything you saw/heard in the previous rooms. It is something you probably have read or could research online just in a very corny way of presenting it. We were hoping to have more of scientific guide or just see more items found or photos that individuals have found/taken over time.
Written 20 May 2024
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Suzanne M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Awful total waste of money was by far better before renovations it basically consisted of 5 not very well made videos only good side was didn’t pay for child who was completely bored after first room nothing interactive about.
Written 20 May 2024
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adie
Glossop, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant, informative and fun for all the family. We had no preconceptions of what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience which was very well done. The high-tech displays and creative storytelling was excellent and to have David Tenant doing the voice over was a touch of class. Very enjoyable for all ages. The interactive element was a great way to end. Would highly recommended and we will be back with my partners little boy who would have loved it!
Written 19 May 2024
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Stephen H
Sydney, Australia140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Carefully curated and achieves a clever balance between fact, fantasy and fun. Very professional. Highly recommended
Written 17 May 2024
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Hi Stephen, Thanks for the five-star review! We really appreciate you coming and visiting us, and we hope you will come again soon Kind Regards, Lydia Ilett Reservations and Relations Loch Ness Centre, Part of Continuum Attractions
Written 22 May 2024
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eveld91
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Brilliant experience. Very factual but fun. Excellently done some very interesting theories on the Monster some fact some fiction but ultimately you get to decide if she's real. Loads of mystery over the myths and legends of Scotland. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 17 May 2024
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Hi Eveld91, Thank you for the lovely review and five-star recommendation! We really appreciate you visiting us and hope you can come again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia Ilett Reservations and Relations Loch Ness Centre, Part of Continuum Attractions
Written 22 May 2024
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Karen L
Pensacola, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Liked moving from room to room and being able to sit. Learned about all the proported sightings. Just the right length and got to vote at the end
Written 14 May 2024
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Hi Karen, Thank you for the five-star review. We are really happy your visit was so enjoyable! Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia Ilett Reservations and Relations Loch Ness Centre, Part of Continuum Attractions
Written 22 May 2024
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Franadfam51
Hockley, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very interesting trip, informative commentary - especially the sense of humour! :-)
Didn't see Nessie, but can't have everything!
Written 12 May 2024
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Hi Franadfam51 Thanks for the five-star review! We really appreciate you coming and visiting us, and we hope you will come again soon. Hope you spot Nessie on your next visit! Kind Regards, Lydia Ilett Reservations and Relations Loch Ness Centre, Part of Continuum Attractions
Written 22 May 2024
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Iwona K
Aberdeen, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very interesting trip. I went with my two sons 11 and 6 years old and both of them were engaged when guide were speaking. guide had knowledge about the loch, surroundings and the castle. questions from us were answered to our satisfaction. Information for younger and older, stunning views!!! Few jokes here and there so it wasn’t boring at all

100% recommended as the views were exceptional!!!
Written 11 May 2024
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Hi Iwonak, Thank you for your visit! We are really glad you came and enjoyed it so much. We really appreciate your feedback and review and hope that you can come and visit us again soon. Kind regards Aimee Todd Marketing Manager The Loch Ness Centre | part of Continuum Attractions
Written 15 May 2024
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