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Drumnadrochit is a Village 19 miles north of Fort Augustus, 16 miles south of Inverness, in the Great Glen.

Drumnadrochit is popular for the Loch Ness Centre that gives information on Loch Ness and the Loch Ness Monster, Nessieland that also gives information on the Loch and Monster, Boat Trips on Loch Ness with Sonar to look for the Montser, and Urquhart Castle 2 miles south.

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The top images show the Loch Ness Centre and Drumnadrochit Hotel at the north end of the Village.

The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition gives information on Loch Ness and the Loch Ness Monster with a walk through Exhibition with a number of short Films showing the History of the Loch and Montser. There is also a Pond next to the car park with a replica Nessie, ideal for Photos. Large Nessie Image.

The Centre also provides Boat Tours on Loch Ness with Sonar to hunt for Nessie. The Boat Tours also take you in close to Urquhart Castle for great views.

On the South side of Drumnadrochit is the Information Centre with a large car park and Village Green with a popular Cafe.

The Main Street leads up to the War Memorial, Loch Ness Lodge Hotel, and Nessieland.

Nessieland has a Cafe, Gift Shop, Kids Play, Caves, and provides Boat Tours on Loch Ness.

Other boat trips on Loch Ness can be taken 5 miles north of Drumnadrochit by the company Jacobite that operate fairly large Boats and fast RIBs. Some fo their Boats dock at Urquhart Castle. Large Image.

Drumnadrochit History

The Village grew around a bridge over the River Enrick with the name Drumnadrochit meaning Ridge of the Bridge.

1743 - the last Wolf in Scotland was killed in the Loch Ness area.

1822 - the Celedonian Canal opened linking Loch Ness, Loch Lochy, and Loch Linnhe, allowing travel by boat between Fort William and Inverness.

1916 - James Cameron reports that an enormous animal sufaced close to him on Loch Ness.

1933 - George Spicer and his wife from London were visiting the area when thay saw a strange animal cross the road and go into Loch Ness.

1934 - the Surgeon Kenneth Wilson takes a photo claiming to show a monster surfacing on Loch Ness.

1957 - Constance Whyte pubished a book covering over 60 sightings of Nessie.

1960 - Tim Dinsdale takes a 4 minute film that became the best evidence of Nessie at that time.

1960 - the first large scientific investigation is carried out on Loch Ness.

1972 - an underwater camera of the Accademy of Applied Science captures an image that looks like the flipper of a large animal.

1979 - the original Loch Ness Exhibition Centre opened.

1985 - the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel opens Nessieland with a monster exhibition, cafe, gift shop, and boat tours on Loch Ness.

1986 - Operation Deepscan was carried out with 19 boats with sonar traveling down Loch Ness at the same time. The operation cost about £1 million and came to the conclusion they made 3 contacts said to be larger than a shark, but smaller than a whale.

1991 - Steve Feltham moved to Loch Ness to become a full time Nessie Hunter, living in a Campervan.

1993 - three different sightings of Nessie were reported on the same night.

1998 - a new Visitor Centre with a large car park was opend at Urquhart Castle to cope with the vast increase in tourists.

1999 - the new Loch Ness Exhibition Centre was opened by Sir Ranulph Fiennes with a large car park for cars and the many tour buses.

2002 - the 78 mile / 125 kilometre Great Glen Way walking route between Fort William and Inverness opened, leading to a large number of walkers passing through Drumnadrochit.

2018 - The Loch Ness Lodge Hotel and Nessieland were put up for sale.

2018 - rsearch.uk visited Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit but failed to spot Nessie. However, photos of Nessie replicas at the Loch Ness Centre, Nessieland, and at the Fort Augustus canal locks were obtained.

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