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The Highlands

Traveling with your kids in the Highlands of Scotland, legend and history shimmer in the lakes, moors and mountains. A prehistoric creature may lurk at the bottom of Loch Ness, ride the "Harry Potter" steam train, hike to waterfalls, explore castles and islands in the lakes.
  Inverness – Loch Ness
    Fort William & Around
    Argyll and Bute
    Aviemore and The Cairngorms
    Loch Lomond
kids books highlands scotland
what do we know about the loch ness monster  

Loch Ness is filled with tales of the Loch Ness Monster, a mysterious creature living in the deep, dark lake. There are legends of water beasts from centuries past, but also numerous eyewitness reports in recent times. “I saw the nearest approach to a dragon or prehistoric animal I've have ever seen in my life.” People have taken movies and underwater photos, used submarines and sonar, analyzed DNA data from lake. The search for Nessie continues ... (Illustrated chapter book)



Humorous story of Nessie, does she exist? Facts and legends, from the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey who noted sightings in the lake, to theories that Nessie is the mother of lots of wee monsters. (Picture book)


Nessie the Loch Ness Monster childrens books
an illustrated treasury of scottish castle legends  

Read legends about castles you'll see in the Highlands – fairies, wizards, dragons, monsters, selkies in Urquhart, Dunvegan, Eilean Donan, Glamis, Craigievar Castles, stellar illustrations. (Illustrated chapter book)

Also, fun story inspired by local folklore: The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster


The Boggart
Susan Cooper

When Emily and Jessup's family inherits a crumbling castle on Lismore Island in the middle of Loch Linnhe, the kids encounter the Boggart, a gleeful spirit that flitters about, likes bacon and sausage, and plays tricks before breakfast. (Chapter book)

And another adventure with the Boggart at Loch Ness: The Boggart and the Monster


The Boggart
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