The legend of the monster in Loch Ness is well known around the world. We would be disappointed in our attempts to catch a glimpse of this mythical creature. We did visit the Loch Ness Center, which attempts to prove that possibly the creature really doesn't exist. What's next? Are they going to set up a 'scientific' center to disprove the existence of Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy? What's this world coming to?
On a good day, Loch Ness is particularly photogenic. We had one of those days. It was so nice, in fact, that many of us chose to walk from the Loch Ness Center down the hill into Drummandrochit and on to Urquhart Castle, a total distance of two and a half miles or so.
Urquhart Castle's earliest existences is shrouded in the mists of time, but certainly existed in 1296 when it was captured by Edward I of England. As the importance of castle structures as fortresses diminished, they became valuable as stone quarries for pre-processed rock. Many of the worlds finest castles have met similar fates.