If you're in search of the infamous monster, the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition documents the fuzzy photographs, the unexplained sonar readings, and the sincere testimony of eyewitnesses. It's said that the loch's huge volume of water has a warming effect on the local weather, making the loch conducive to mirages in still, warm conditions—but you'll have to make up your own mind. Whether the bestia aquatilis lurks in the depths is more than ever in doubt since
1994, when the man who took one of the most convincing photos of Nessie confessed on his deathbed that it was a fake. From late spring to early fall you can also take hourly cruises of the loch.
On A82, Drumnadrochit, Highland, IV63 6TU, Scotland