Loch Ness: The Second Largest Lake in Scotland

Scotland lake

Loch Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis) is a large and deep lake located in the Highlands of Scotland, about 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness.




Five interesting facts about Loch Ness:

  • Its surface areal is 56 km² (22 sq mi), making it the second largest lake in Scotland after Loch Lomond.
  • With a depth of 240 m (788 ft), this is the second deepest lake in Scotland after Loch Morar.
  • It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combine.
  • Its outlet is the River Ness, which flows into the Moray Firth at Inverness.
  • It is said to be the home of the Loch Ness Monster (also known as "Nessie"), a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs.


Scotland loch
Loch Ness, Scotland

Loch Ness
The west side of Loch Ness, Scotland

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Loch Ness, Scotland

Loch Ness
The east side of Loch Ness, Scotland

Scotland loch
Loch Ness, Scotland

Scotland
Loch Ness, Scotland




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The second largest lake in Scotland


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