Drumnadrochit is a Loch Ness village, which lies on the north side of the loch on the A82. You can easily reach it from Inverness by car or public transport. The driving time from Inverness is approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Known as the “home of Nessie”, this village is most famous for its connection with the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.
On the shores of Loch Ness, with attractions including the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, Nessieland and Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit makes for a great day out near Inverness. Have a relaxing lunch or coffee overlooking The Green and take in the atmosphere of this historic little village.
One of the oldest buildings in the village is the one that houses the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. It has an interesting history as a courthouse and an inn. Of course, these days it hosts an exhibition all about Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster.
Although the earliest mention of the mythical beast comes from a reported encounter with the Irish monk St Columba in 565 AD, the Nessie legend as we know it today goes back to the 1930s. The headline “Strange Spectacle on Loch Ness” in the local paper, Inverness Courier, captured would-be monster hunter’s imaginations worldwide. Today you can head for the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition or Nessieland to find out more about the legend and the many attempts over the years to find the loch’s famous inhabitant.