Nessie search continues as reimagined Loch Ness Centre opens

Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.

Following £1.5m investment – the reimagined Nessie experience opens at the true home of the

Visitors to the Highlands and monster spotters will be able to walk through 500 million years of history, delve deeper into Scottish myths and legends, and discover the scientific research behind the global phenomena that is the Nessie legend at The Loch Ness Centre which opens on Saturday.

Located at the old Drumnadrochit Hotel, where, 90 years ago, Mrs Aldie Mackay hotel manageress reported seeing a ‘water beast’ in Loch Ness, Continuum Attractions has invested £1.5m in creating a modern immersive journey.

Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.
Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.

Throughout eight immersive rooms, guests delve deeper not just into the history of the Loch Ness phenomenon but also the scientific research carried out by Adrian Shine and The Loch Ness Project (based on site), showcasing scientific methodology and real artefacts such as a real mini-submarine, real underwater cameras, boats, sonar equipment all used in the quest to uncover the secrets of the 23 miles long Loch.

Guests’ hunt for the truth doesn’t end after the tour, tickets include an optional 12-month membership to The Loch Ness Quest, giving exclusive access to the latest Nessie sightings, events and news.

Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.
Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.

Pre-booked tickets are available in advance online. Adult tickets start from £13.95 online and Deepscan Cruises tickets start from £19.00.

To book your trip to The Loch Ness Centre or a cruise tour, please visit:

Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.
Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit.

That’s not all, Dave Fishwick also known as ‘Bank of Dave’, offered £25k to anyone who finds definitive proof of the existence of Nessie.

Dave was live on ITV’s This Morning at the opening of the newly imagined Loch Ness Centre in Drumnadrochit when he unexpectedly announced the prize fund.

Juliana Delaney, Chief Executive of Continuum, said:  “We are absolutely delighted that Dave shares our enthusiasm and passion around this global phenomenon. As we look to open our doors, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the legend, and then get to search the famous Loch themselves, armed with further knowledge. We wish everyone luck in their search, we know we will be watching the iconic Loch ourselves. As the Loch Ness Centre says ‘Keep Looking’.”




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