Loch Ness is a freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands and is best known for its alleged monster.
Scotland's second largest lake has an unusual depth for Scottish waters. It was formed during the Ice Age and has the typical elongated shape of a lake created by glaciers. The Loch Ness is 37 km long, 1.5 km wide and up to 230 m deep. It is integrated into the Caledonian Canal and only a small natural island lies in the delta of the river Foyers, which divides the lake about in the middle. Loch Ness is one of Great Britain's lakes richest in fish and surrounded by forests. Also in the warm season the water is very cold with about 7 degrees, which also explains the fog over the water surface. There are numerous caves at the bottom of the lake. Loch Ness is known for the monster that allegedly lives in the lake. Nessie attracts many tourists and makes Loch Ness famous all over the world. Even if the monster has not been found until today and the evidence of its existence is poor and almost all refuted – the search continues.