Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Loch Ness. You may be able to find further references to Loch Ness in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Ness, Loch a large lake Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Loch Ness within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 11
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 8
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Boleskine 0 2
Foyers 0 2
Stratherrick 0 1
Meall Fuar Mhonaidh 0 2
Urquhart 0 6
Drumnadrochit 0 2
Invermoriston 0 2
Duntelchaig 0 2
Dores 0 2
Great Glen 0 3
Glass 0 3
Eskadale 0 2
Bona 0 2
Dunlichity 0 2
Fort Augustus 1 2
Abertarff 0 2
Kiltarlity 0 2
Eilean Aigas 0 2
The Aird 0 2
Beaufort Castle 0 2