Loch Ness is more famous for its mythical monster than its natural beauty, which is a bit of a shame for the lake is really pretty, monster or not. Loch Ness is the deepest lake in Britain (max depth 230 m) and 37 km long. Wooded mountains flank the lake, creating the perfect lakeside setting for picnicking, sailing, fishing... and, of course, monster spotting. For a place that is that famous for something that cryptic, you would think they would compensate with tacky Nessie stuff everywhere, but you hardly see any. Maybe the Scotsmen are too proud to fully take commercial advantages of the Nessie madness.