The newly imagined Loch Ness Center in Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, will officially open its doors on Saturday 10 June.
The tourist attraction is nearing completion following a major refurbishment by Continuum Attractions, following its acquisition earlier this year.
£1.5m has been invested in a comprehensive upgrade to enhance the visitor experience, allowing people to explore the legend and myths of Loch Ness through immersive drives and also through onboard trips from the attraction’s famous research ship, Deepscan.
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Guests will become part of the Center’s ongoing quest to find the elusive Nessie, with regular updates on the latest developments. news, developments and sightings. The attraction is also investing in support of Loch Ness exploration teams to help ensure the search continues for a new generation.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Aldie Mackay’s famous sighting of Nessie in 1933, which catapulted Scotland’s Loch Ness and its monstrous phenomenon to worldwide fame.
The ‘Monster Spotted’ headline went global, putting Loch Ness center stage in the world’s media and attracting visits from around the world.
The new Nessie experience features seven stories told in a variety of exciting ways: celebrating This Majestic Place, Scottish Myths and Legends and the scientific search for Truth; just three areas of the attraction featuring actual artifacts and people witness statements.
The hour-long experience offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the history of legend and explore the true stories of Loch Ness.
Visitors will walk through 500 million years of history to explore the myths and examine the scientific research surrounding the monster, discover artifacts, hear stories from real people, and scientific debates about the existence of Nessie, a phenomenon that has more than 1,000 eyewitness accounts and recorded sightings, along with much unexplained evidence.
Trip seekers will also have the opportunity to explore the depths of Loch Ness with Deepscan Captain Alistair Matheson, the captain of the Loch Ness Project. Guests can book a trip aboard the boat, which is named after the famous expedition on the lake in 1987.
The cruise takes up to 12 guests on a very special voyage to witness the impressive beauty from Urquhart Castle and search the depths of the loch using specialized sonar equipment on board.
Juliana Delaney, Continuum CEO, said: “We are delighted to finally announce our opening date The Loch Ness Centre, it has been a highly anticipated date! From June 10th we look forward to welcoming guests from across the UK and the world, excited to join us for this must see experience when they arrive in the Highlands. Now we present the story of this global phenomenon in a modern and engaging way.
“We are grateful that we are just keepers of this legend, as many Nessie enthusiasts have a real passion for this place and its history. We wanted to get them and the community involved to make it right for locals and tourists alike. At Continuum, we’re passionate about finding great stories in great places, and this really is Scotland’s best story.”