Steeped in mystery, there’s rumor of a monster lurking in the Loch Ness area of the Scottish Highlands. This cryptid is often name the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie. In 1933, the Inverness Courier is often attributed as bringing a great deal of attention in the modern eye to the this enormous creature.
One explanation which has come in folklore over the years is that Nessie is possibly a kelpie. A legend in Scottish folklore, the kelpie is a shape-shifting spirit which often has an equine or human form.
A ruin which overlooks the Loch Ness area is the Urquhart Castle, which sits in the greater Inverness area. Even this is a great area to explore if you’re not so interested in the marine life folklore.