You may know this already, but there’s a lot of water in Scotland.  Perhaps the most iconic of all Scotland’s bodies of water, Loch Ness, is the second-largest Scottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond at 56 km2 (22 sq mi), but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles.

1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf London as tall as loch ness is deep

Its deepest point is 230 metres (126 fathoms; 755 feet – deeper than the North Sea I believe), making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. To give you an idea, if you look at the 50-storey, 1 Canada Square Building in Canary Wharf, London, that’s around as high as Loch Ness is deep!  Imagine standing at the top of that and looking down.

It contains more water than all the lakes in England (think WIndermere, Ullswater, Kielder, Bassenthwaite, Derwent and all the rest) and Wales (Lake Bala, Llyn Trawsfynydd and Lake Vyrnwy for example) all combined, and is therefore big enough to hide its very own monster!!
That’s bonkers to think about!
Find out just how big Loch Ness is for yourselves on one of our ever-popular guided canoe tours from picturesque, Fort Augustus. It’s an experience not to be missed!