Meet the Loch Ness Monster on a Classic Scottish Cruise

If there’s one Scottish legend that surpasses them all, it’s the legend of the Loch Ness monster. Over the years, the myth of this cryptid affectionately known as ‘Nessie’ has travelled across the world… and now many travel to Scotland each year in the hopes of catching a sighting of this famous creature.

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The Legend

There have been sightings of this monster ever since 565 AD, when she was said to have surfaced from the waters of Loch Ness to gobble up a servant. Although his master was eventually able to force her back into the briny depths, it was not before the first man had lost his life to this mysterious creature.

Over the subsequent years, there have been a multitude of reported sightings of the cryptid, although none have ever been proven. It is said she was disturbed in 1933 by local road construction; the blasting and drilling disrupted her and forced her out into the open. It was one year later when a surgeon from London by the name of R. K. Wilson snapped and published a photo of her that she hit the headlines. This is the first time the local legend gained the national attention she has today… and she has been big news (and a big debate topic) ever since!

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Catching a glimpse on a Scottish Cruise

If you want to try to sneak a peek of this legendary beast for yourself, we offer a Classic Scottish Cruise that will give you the chance to do just that. On day five of our journey, we will leisurely sail across the loch, enjoying its picturesque beauty – and, of course, keeping an eye out for Nessie herself. Aside from chasing legends, this diverse cruise also offers the chance to see film locations, visit the castle immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and otherwise explore the Highlands.

Whether you think this creature is real or not, a visit to Loch Ness is a wonderful experience for anyone with an interest in myth, legend and the Scottish Highlands.

The Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge cruising the Caledonian Canal

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