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“Not great at all”
Review of Nessieland

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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Nessie, the creature supposedly inhabiting Scotland's mysterious Loch Ness, is undoubtedly one of the most well-known monsters in the world. Sightings started popping up in the late 19th century and ever since, Nessie has held the world's attention and the myth has refused to die. Visitors wishing to learn more about the legends surrounding Loch Ness can do so at Nessieland Castle Monster Centre in Drumnadrochit. While this miniature theme park is aimed at children, it offers plenty of educational displays. There are lots of newspaper clippings reporting sightings, grainy photographs and display panels explaining the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. A multilingual documentary takes visitors on the hunt for Nessie and not only shows eyewitness accounts, but also underwater searches that have been taking place since the 1970s. Whether you end up being a believer or not, Nessieland offers a lot of fun. Kids especially enjoy the supposedly life-sized Nessie model that can be ridden, the large adventure playground and the caves. Of course, there is also a gift shop where the corresponding Nessie memorabilia can be purchased.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in whilst at loch ness. The monster outside is poorly and the rest is too. Mostly tat that Tourists will buy. The cafe is fine though.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The exhibit was okay I guess. The lady on the desk was quite open about the fact that the exhibit was a lot of reading rather than any interactive stuff for the kids. It was presented well enough- lots to read if your kids have a good attention span. I went off season and the video room was shrouded in darkness- not closed, with no sign saying closed or anything. Which was a little...odd.

The kids amusement park such as it is contains two wooden buildings with slides which are okay. However two other plastic slides there looked like they were just laid as is on the (steep) hill- wouldn’t have felt safe my kids going down and whizzing off the end further down the slope.

A pathway went up to a small playhouse at the top of the hill the play park was in- again, it was okay, but opened up at the back onto what appeared to be a semi-constructed site. The play section also contains a trampoline covered in leaves- not kept tidy at all. This along with the fact that I could see the trampoline was bought from Smyths and the playpark’s location behind the main building in a little gated section made it look like someone’s back garden left it looking very unprofessional.

Oh, and my final gripe which *really* soured the experience...to get to the playhouse at the top of the hilled play park section you have to walk up a winding path- the kind of thing my kids love. However it was well overgrown in parts and in trying to protect my kids from the outstretched thorns covering their path I managed to get scratches and holes all over the brand new suede hat I bought from a wonderful local leather workers in Invermoriston not an hour beforehand. Thanks a bunch Nessieland. If you’d taken any pride in your premises the kids could have taken some pleasure in the day and I wouldn’t have wasted £35 as well as the admission fee.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We didn't actually pay to go into the exhibit but we still managed to get plenty of the flavor of Nessie stuff in the adjacent gift shop. Fun, silly statues of the monster just outside are maybe worth a photo. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank v0yageur22
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

went as part of trip, was ok for as a stop over, use of loo etc. A cafe, which was quite expensive, and a few shops which were expensive. All in all an ok place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gary s
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This place is just a goldmine for the owners. The principle seems to be we might as well rip them off as they won't be back anyway. Promises much and dleivers little - outside was dirty and in places dangerous for young children. Food vastly overpriced, shop stock somewhat overpriced. I'd be embarassed to own this place.

Date of experience: September 2017
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