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Private Tours of Scotland: Loch Ness

Any Private Highland Tour will pass along the edge of Loch Ness and the Great Glen which cuts Scotland in two from East to West. Your Private tour guide will drive you along the 22.6 miles of Loch Ness, the longest lake in Britain. With an average depth of 427ft, Loch Ness holds more water than all of the lakes and reservoirs in England combined.

From the Clansman Harbour your guide can take you aboard a Jacobite Cruise which will allow you to view the beauty of the lake and the imposing ruins of Urquhart Castle, once the largest castle in Scotland. You may catch sight of ‘Nessie’ or the Loch Ness Monster, first seen by St Columba in 595AD. One of the most famous sightings was in 1933 when a local couple were shocked to see ‘an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface’. Since then, in spite of many photographs and scientific expeditions, no one has been able to prove the existence of the monster.

A fine view of the Loch can be had from one of the ruined towers of Urquhart Castle. Your Castle Tour will show you how Urquhart witnessed considerable conflict throughout its 500 years as a medieval fortress and its history from the 13th to 17th centuries was particularly bloody. Following Edward I’s invasion, it fell into English hands and was then reclaimed and lost again. In the 14th century, it figured prominently in the Scots’ struggle for independence and came under the control of Robert the Bruce after he became King of Scots.

Your private tour of Loch Ness will give you the flexibility to spend as long or as little time as you wish exploring the magnificent scenery and history of the area. Contact Classic Scotland Tours for further information regarding any personally planned private tour of Scotland and the Highlands.

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