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Address: Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
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+44 1456 450573
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This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is...

This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is already the most famous lake in the world but our aim is to make it better understood. This is achieved through a fully audio visually guided 35 minute tour. The presentation is theatrical in style and integrates the real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. As part of our educational remit, under 6s go free. The facts are objectively explained and whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, we place it in the context of the loch's very unusual properties. Thus we are endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage as "A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness". We offer a huge range of retail onsite and boat cruises on Loch Ness in the summer months. There is also a large cafe and restaurant attached to the site.

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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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For Nessie lovers

We visited the Exhibition Centre on New Years Day, it was clearly going to be quiet and that was an advantage as we could take as much time as we liked. I have that tingle that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we hadn't arrived for this tour with our children as I'm sure they would have been distraught at the fact all the tour did was prove that the Loch Ness Plesiosaur didn't live ever had lived there at all!! Gutted no fantasy make believe so please be aware of you have children that like the idea of a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Exhibition Centre on New Years Day, it was clearly going to be quiet and that was an advantage as we could take as much time as we liked. I have that tingle that I would like Nessie to be real so no amount of negative reviews could put me off wanting to find out more. You enter... More 

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cheshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all enjoyed the visit and the different videos were informative. The tour only took us 45 minutes which was short for the price.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! I always have. It has very well put together exhibition and contains some really cool artifacts (my personal favourite is the world's smallest submarine). The tour highlights the incredible amount of research undertaken at The Loch. Every time I visit, I learn something new!! Would absolutely love to meet the guy who put it all together... More 

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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 27/12/16, and though good, wasn't masses to see or do. The majority of the 'show' are films about what has happened - which are OK but need to be more 'special'

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Vellore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to know the history of story of nessi...scientific and very objective. Good place for kids

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool exhibition which explores the history of Loch Ness. Great presentation for all ages. Well laid out. Worth the entry fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this Exhibition a little repetitive and for someone who can't stand for long periods, there was a distinct lack of seats. It is overall a pretty slow moving experience and tells you little more than is generally known. The interesting bit is the marine biology of the loch.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for 2 adult tickets at £7.95 each and expected more for our money to be honest. While the exhibition was interesting, there was just not enough of it to justify the cost of entry.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta go here. Worth the money. Intriguing but there's so much more they could have done with it. Still worth it.

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