Loch Ness is famous for "Nessie," the legendary monster that supposedly inhabits the deep waters of this lake south of Inverness. But the area has much more to offer than the possibility of a monster sighting.
The picturesque villages of the Scottish Highlands, hiking opportunities and even the ruins of a castle await you. Travel south B862 road, which is also marked as Loch Ness Trail. At about 14 km., take the fork to the right, which becomes B852 and hugs the eastern shore of Loch Ness. At Ft. Augustus, you'll reach the southern tip of the lake. Turn north on A82, which goes back alongside the opposite shoreline. Uruquart Castle and Drumnadrochit are possible stops on the way back to Inverness.