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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
+44 1456 450573
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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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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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Reviewed yesterday

On first initial entry it seems the museum is small with little to see but actually I loved it here, learning so much more than I already knew. You follow a path with stops in various rooms where you'll learn about the history of the...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Without a doubt the highlight of our Scottish vacation. Obviously we had to plan to come here and learn all about Nessie and it’s game around the world. We were really amazed at how in depth the Exhibitiön is and it was great to see...More

Thank Seb A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Loch Ness quite a few times as my partner's parents live not far away. However, I've only ever stopped at the gift shop here and to get pressed pennies. Though, my parents came to visit from the states and we went to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this venue. Very educational in a unique entertaining fashion. I was able understand and follow the geological explanations of the loch and reasons for spotttings of Nessie. Very well put together and formatted

Thank jojo1759
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visual exhibition was good with limited reading material which suited our young children, but I get the impression that the centre is trying too hard to give too many facts which takes away the magic of the Loch Ness monster myth. We all know...More

Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what can i say.... 1- expensive 2- cheap and nasty 3- just videos 4- 2 screens on french 5- old , dark 6 - embarrassed to say this is a 5 star attraction had hopes visiting here growing up in Scotland listening to nessy stories...More

1  Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn’t been here for over 25 years and my five year old daughter was desperate to learn more about Nessie. Luckily she was free as we would have been annoyed if I had paid for her. It’s an interesting exhibition but left us with...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to visiting again as hadn't visited since we were with the kids 20 years ago Soooo disappointed paid £8 each to listen to 3 different talks with dodgy projections in the freezing cold not a nice experience. As you leave there are earphones...More

1  Thank Bob M
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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bob M for taking the time to come and leave us a review. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit. The day you came was one of the coldest of the winter and overnight there had been issues with the power locally which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting Exhibition for an hour or so. I thought they could maybe make more of some of the display items

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting and informative exhibition with useful scientific information about Loch Ness and its legends. Unusual but pleasing multimedia presentation. We enjoyed it more than we expected to when we first entered.

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15 July 2017|
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Response from LochNessCentre | Property representative |
Hi the price is £14 for adults, students and seniors and £10 for children aged 2-15 years. The cruise takes one hour and this includes transportation down to our harbour a few minutes away in our private minibus. To book... More
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ramblinggirl67
9 July 2017|
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Response from jabnolla | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The gift shop is in a different building on the left side. The exhibit exits towards that other building.
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Charley H
16 July 2016|
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Response from joanne12369 | Reviewed this property |
castle is fantastic 2/3 hrs is needed for a good look around xx exhibition about 1hr xx i didnt do boat trip xxx
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