The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as “Nessie”, was purportedly first sighted in 1933 by a Mr George Spicer and his wife, who were driving near the loch when they saw “the nearest approach to a dragon or pre-historic animal that I have ever seen in my life”. However it might surprise you to learn that the Loch Ness Monster’s first recorded appearance was actually a long time before that in the 6th Century. The reliability of those accounts, and all accounts since for that matter, has been furiously debated ever since.
Whether it’s wishful thinking or otherwise, Nessie is an endearing part of Scottish popular culture, and whilst a sighting of the monster might be unlikely during your stay in one of our Scottish Highlands log cabins, it’s by no means the only reason to visit the area. Loch Ness is the second largest loch by surface area in Scotland, and is the largest by volume. In fact, at its deepest point you could easily fit the BT tower at 189 metres, and it contains more fresh water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. So if there is a monster in there, it has plenty of space in which to hide, and with the picturesque location there are surely worse places to live. Urquhart Castle, situated on the shore of the loch, is one of Scotland’s largest castles, and commands stunning views across the water and of the surrounding areas. There are also regular boat trips across the loch to give you a closer look. There’s plenty to do in the way of activities too, with cycling, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding, paintball and fishing centres all nearby, but with the scenic terrain the area is perfect for walkers and hikers.
Waterside Breaks offer holiday lodges across the UK, from self catering Isle of Wight to Norfolk Broads holidays, and we have a huge range of log cabins in Scotland and Scottish holiday lodges to choose from. Our Scottish holiday lodges near Loch Ness provide an ideal base from which to explore the loch, as well as nearby Inverness and Fort William, as well as Scotland at large. When they’re not at war with the English, the Scots are known for being exceptionally friendly, and pride themselves on being hospitable hosts. With Scottish log cabins and much more at Waterside Breaks, you’ll be sure to find the right accommodation to suit your holiday whether it’s a romantic getaway or a week away with the family. Why not take a look around the rest of our site for more information about log cabins in Scotland, as well as availability and prices. About Us: Waterside Breaks specialises in holiday cottages and lodges by water throughout the UK