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Tourist slates Loch Ness due to Nessie no-show

By T.K. Randall
August 22, 2021 · Comment icon 31 comments

It goes without saying that sightings of Nessie are not guaranteed... Image Credit: CC 2.0 Dave Conner
A visitor to the world-famous loch left a scathing review on TripAdvisor because his family didn't see the monster.
Just about everyone who visits Loch Ness will have cast their eyes across the water, hoping to catch a glimpse of some mysterious creature rising up from its murky depths.

There are some, however, who believe that the mysterious beast has an obligation to appear.

In a recent TripAdvisor review, a man known only as 'Ron' left what can only be described as a scathing review of the loch based solely on the fact that the monster didn't show up.
The Grimsby resident maintained that he was "very disappointed" that his family didn't catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster during their recent visit to the Highlands.

"We travelled 400 miles from Grimsby to see the Loch Ness monster and it didn't show up," he wrote. "DON'T GO if you are wanting to see it because you will end up bitterly disappointed like we were."

"Wife and 2 kids waited around for hours, view points were crowded and dirty and the weather was terrible one moment, sunshine the next, it was hard to keep up."

"I thought the whole experience was horrendous. I wish I hadn't bothered. It's just a tourist trap and not sure why they would advertise the Loch Ness monster when it's all a lie."

Source: Boing Boing | Comments (31)

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Comment icon #22 Posted by Hammerclaw 3 years ago
Nah, he was from Leicester.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Ell 3 years ago
Scotland: there is hardly a day when all four seasons do not make an appearance.
Comment icon #24 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
It's been a real hot summer here in Scotia and like most of us Scots, she doesn't take the sun too well.  It's a ginger thing.  He wants to come back when it's drizzle, she'll be on the shore talking to some local fishermen.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Abramelin 3 years ago
Damn, are you suggesting Nessie is nothing but a vague folk memory of a Viking drakkar??  
Comment icon #26 Posted by qxcontinuum 3 years ago
They need to hire some more fakers, the tourism industry around nessie is taking a hit ...
Comment icon #27 Posted by Orphalesion 3 years ago
That's the biggest disappointment since I was at the Pont D'Avignon and there was no dancing there
Comment icon #28 Posted by Myles 3 years ago
People write poor reviews all the time.  Whether it is a restaurant or a hotel.  
Comment icon #29 Posted by razman 3 years ago
I have heard or read that one can be sued for writing a negative review , especially if it affects that business.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Myles 3 years ago
I hope that is not true.   If it is then we should be able to sue companies that plant good reviews of their products.   Maybe you can do both.   
Comment icon #31 Posted by Abramelin 3 years ago
This idea is not new:   Nessie left here by the Vikings FURTHER to your article “Desperately seeking Nessie” (The Week, 24 February), your readers may be interested to know that a fellow pupil of mine at the Abbey School, Fort Augustus, has written a book, The First And Lost Iona: A ­Secret History Of Fort ­Augustus, in which he provides a convincing explanation of the Loch Ness Monster. By The Newsroom Sunday, 17th March 2013, 3:02 am Firstly, the creature mentioned by Adomnan in his Vita Sancti Columbae is described as a beast and not a monster. Most likely it was a bear, as the Irish... [More]

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