Having read so many legends and as a kid having watched cartoons about ' Nessie', the resident monster, we were really excited to make it to Loch Ness. A massive, beautiful water body, it was one of our favourite places of the trip. I kept peaking out the car window through out the drive along the lake hoping I would spot Nessie somewhere! ( No, I didn't spot Nessie!!) For the curious kinds though, there is an information centre dedicated to the facts and fiction about Nessie at the Loch Ness centre.
Do stop at the Wellington lay-by (keep an eye out for a metal plaque on the walls along the lake). It makes for the perfect photo-op.