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A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
+44 1456 450342
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Like a 70's sitcom

Wow. Firstly avoid at all costs. It was our first stop after a long drive so hadn't looked around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Don’t pay for the tourist trap!

There is nothing to see in other than news clippings; there is no play area. The climbing Nessie is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Nessie, the creature supposedly inhabiting Scotland's mysterious Loch Ness, is undoubtedly one of the most well-known monsters in the world. Sightings started popping up in the late 19th century and ever since, Nessie has held the world's attention and the myth has refused to die. Visitors wishing to learn more about the legends surrounding Loch Ness can do so at Nessieland Castle Monster Centre in Drumnadrochit. While this miniature theme park is aimed at children, it offers plenty of educational displays. There are lots of newspaper clippings reporting sightings, grainy photographs and display panels explaining the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. A multilingual documentary takes visitors on the hunt for Nessie and not only shows eyewitness accounts, but also underwater searches that have been taking place since the 1970s. Whether you end up being a believer or not, Nessieland offers a lot of fun. Kids especially enjoy the supposedly life-sized Nessie model that can be ridden, the large adventure playground and the caves. Of course, there is also a gift shop where the corresponding Nessie memorabilia can be purchased.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible38%
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A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
+44 1456 450342
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. Firstly avoid at all costs. It was our first stop after a long drive so hadn't looked around at this point. We saw they had a cafe so decided to eat lunch there before looking elsewhere.....bad mistake. The menu is small which is ok,...More

1  Thank Monkeytennis1974
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is nothing to see in other than news clippings; there is no play area. The climbing Nessie is outside, you can let your children play with it without entering and paying the unjustified entry fee. Also, watch out for the change, they tried to...More

Thank Huk_trip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were stopping at the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel next door so we got in free. There was plenty of information on the walls about the history of the Loch. In fact the walls were very busy and it didn't take us a huge amount...More

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with older children . Loads of displays to read together as a family . Short film and outlander info fantastic . Enjoyable leasuirly stop near the shore of lochness . Coffee and cake very enjoyable . Friendly staff 😊 family ticket only £20

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not going to add much more to this location -- Tripemator8000 described it much better than I ever could have -- if you can go, great. If not, you haven't missed much more than a tourist trap. We headed over to the coffee shop...More

Thank Arlene744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the great mysteries of our time alongside the true builders of the pyramids, the orgin of the ancient crystal skulls, the purpose of the Nazca lines is the truth behind the legends of the LOCH NESS MONSTER. I can honestly say that this...More

1  Thank Tripernator8000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it here, so interesting, and lovely staff definitely worth a visit, will be going back on next Scottish holiday and recommend to friends.

Thank Ifor L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Facts are interesting, but £20 for a family ticket is a total waste. It took us less than 1/2 hour with reading most of the information. It's a bit tired and run down and the first voice over is by a lady with a foreign...More

Thank jodiejoe33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to find Nessie at Nessieland it was very informative . Still couldn't find her the search goes on xx

Thank Alleena C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 3 young children after taking them to the official visitor center which although well organized and informative, wasn't particularly child friendly. We paid a ridiculous amount to enter basically a large room covered in newspaper articles and photographs. Nothing child friendly at...More

Thank lindsaym1975
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