Loch Ness



Loch Ness – a place of mystery and magic! Who knows what lurks beneath the dark, cold waters of this deep and sinuous loch? Many have searched for the creature, who was first reported by St. Columba in the 6th century. Ever since, people have reported sightings, glimpses, wishes, and hoaxes.

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On the shore of the loch lies the ruins of Urquhart Castle. It may have been built on a prior Pictish fortress. Originally built in from the 13th to 16th centuries by the Macwilliams (descendents of Malcolm III). It was captured by Edward I of England in 1296, marking the beginning of the Wars of Scottish Independence. It was held by the Clan Grant in 1509. It holds a commanding spot overlooking the lake and is one of the largest in Scotland in area.

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You can read this and more in my ebook on Scotland: Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland.

Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out for my upcoming historical fantasy novel, Legacy of Hunger!

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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3 comments on “Loch Ness
  1. Gorgeous pics! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photos from the loch and the castle. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Livonne says:

    It’s on my bucket list of must see places.. I’ve always been fascinated by it.. Beautiful photos..

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