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Loch Ness - History and mystery

Loch Ness, Scotland, Europe, Castle ruins view

The first legends of the Loch Ness were born 1,500 years ago. In 565 Saint Columbanus, an Irish monk went to the mountains of Scotland to spread the word of God among the pagans who lived there. When he arrived on the shores of Loch Ness, saw a group of locals who just sat in the grave the body of a man. Monk asked what circumstances the man died, and people responded grieve, as unfortunate was killed by the monster who lived in the lake. That being so, the idea of Columbanus, how to convert the entire village, without preaching. He asked people to lead him to the lake. Soon, from swirling waters and has appeared frightening beast. Columban raised his arms and shouted "get out of my sight, creature of hell." In the same moment the monster sank back into the depths. From that day in Scotland flourished faith in God and also in Monster.

In 1827, Sir Walter Scott wrote in his diary about a hunting whose target was a giant sea cow. In 1880 diver Duncan McDonald, said that a huge monster would be swimming in his direction. But Nessie, owes its fame, both spouses Spicer, who in July 1933 saw a creature in the lake waters about 9 meters long like a dinosaur. Although scientists have ridiculed the story, the world press has written numerous articles about sensational discovery. However, a credible picture of the monster, there is no up today.

Tectonic depression Glen More, which is Loch Ness, causes its great depth. Consequently lake is not well explored and there is still the possibility that in its unfathomable depths to hide a prehistoric monster. The entire area around Loch Ness lives from tourism. But the main attraction that brings visitors to these surroundings, refuse to show.

Walking along the west coast of Scotland, on the road parallel the channel Caledonia, a detour of about 10 miles, the traveler will find the lake that owes its reputation of the world's most famous monster, Nessie. For Scotland, the landscape around the lake is pretty monotonous, so famous legend about the existence of beasts is a real godsend for those responsible for tourism in the region. Visiting Loch Ness, you cannot escape the influence of the monster.

The town of Drumnadrochit, there is the official exhibition center dedicated to the Loch Ness monster, where the organizers are trying hard to convince tourists that Nessie exists, calling the presentation of films and exhibits. The belief of the existence of the monster depend the welfare of the region.

Unfortunately, Urquhart Castle, the largest castle in Scotland, located on the western shore of the lake has not left but ruins. Perhaps, if the situation would have shown otherwise, the castle would have attracted tourists who do not believe in the Loch Ness monster. Beauly town can boast a tradition worthy of respect. Its name comes from words once spoken in French by Mary Steuart: "Quel beau lieu" ("What a nice place").

What deserves to be seen:
- Official Exhibition Center dedicated to the monster of Loch Ness, located in Drumnadrochit;
- Urquhart Castle;
- Fort Augustus;
- Castle Aldourie;
- Inchnacardoch;
- Glenn Affric;
- Fort William.

What you should know:
- Guinness beer factory British promised a prize of 500,000 pounds, to whom will capture the monster;
- From 1934 Nessie is protected in Scotland, which must be understood as a fun strategy targeting the tourists;
- The few scientists who believe in the existence of the monster that it could be considered the species Leziozaur;
- Science deals with the discovery care4 animal species apparently missing or "hide" is called cryptozoologists;
- Lake Loch Ness is part of a water way that was integrated in the early nineteenth century, forming the channel Caledonia. This shortens the path of vessels floating in the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea.

The climate:
- It is humid temperate;
- The average temperature in January is 4 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius in July;
- The amount of precipitation in July is 85 mm.