Without a doubt, one of the most enigmatic places that we can visit in the Highlands of Scotland, the famous Highlands, is Loch Ness . It is a large expanse of fresh water, the second largest Scottish lake, which is located about 39 kilometers from the city of Inverness.
Its dark and deep waters have given rise to many legends. The most famous and mysterious is the one that affirms the existence of a monstrous creature that lives at the bottom of the lake and that everyone knows as Nessie .
The second largest
Despite its 56.4 square kilometers, Loch Ness is not the largest in Scotland (it is second in size). However, and given its enormous depth (in the deepest place it measures no less than 226 meters), it is the one with the largest volume , the one that contains the most amount of water.
These dimensions and the darkness of its waters (they are very black since a large amount of peat is deposited on the bottom) means that numerous rumors and dark legends have arisen around it.
Nessie, Dweller of the Deep
And, if Loch Ness is known throughout the world for something, it is because of the theories that speak of the existence of Nessie, a strange creature that some claim to have seen in the lake. In fact, it has become one of the most important tourist attractions in the area, there are even boats that take tourists around to search for the Loch Ness monster.
However, despite the rumors, scientists claim that there is no reliable evidence of the existence of this creature, a mystery of cryptozoology (or study of hypothetical hidden and strange animals). However, rumors about Nessie began more than 1,500 years ago, and they have contributed in an incredible way to the development of local folklore .