Growing up with the tales of Nessie, a dear friend and I just had to visit Loch Ness when we vacationed in Edinburgh. It turned out to be quite the adventure. As so many previous visitors, we unfortunately did not find Nessie. However, we haven’t given up yet, which is the perfect excuse to return to Scotland. What we did discover, though, was the spectacular Scottish scenery and wildlife throughout the Scottish Highlands.
Taking a day tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness through the Scottish Highlands, my friend and I had stops along the way, where we explored the highlands with their wild flora and fauna. Along the way, we passed old castles and ruins, small villages as well as rivers – absolutely stunning scenery! – before we arrived at Loch Ness where we went on a boat tour.
On the outlook for Nessie, sailing on Loch Ness was a fun experience even if we didn’t spot her. Dating back to the 7th century, the tale of Nessie has a lot of history to it – so much so that it has become part of the Scottish culture. Our tour guide told us many stories from throughout the years of adventurous’ attempts to find Nessie that included bravery, lies and deceit, which made the experience so fascinating.
Should you ever find yourself in or near the beautiful Scottish highlands, they and Loch Ness are worth a visit – I guarantee. Beside the history and culture in the area, the beautiful scenery and wildlife there are worth exploring along with the fresh air.