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Loch Ness

Loch Ness ( loch Nis) is a large, deep, freshwater loch extending for approximately 37km (23 miles).  Its surface is 15.8m (53 feet)above sea level. loch ness is best known for its world famous inhabitant NESSIE.

Loch Ness is the second largest loch in scotland by surface area , but due to its great depth is the largest by volume.Its deepest point is deeper than the height of londons BT tower. It also contains more fresh water than all the lakes in england and wales combined.

The only island on Loch Ness is Cherry Island, visable at its southwestern end, near Fort Augustus. It is a crannog, which is a form of artificial island.(Most crannogs were consturcted during the iron age).

At Drumnadrochit is The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre which examines the controversy through the natural history of Loch Ness. Boat cruises operate from various locations on the loch shore, giving you the chance to look for the monster. Happy hunting!

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