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Article published 05/01/2023

Continuum Attractions is taking over one of Scotland’s most famous visitor attractions, The  Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, near Inverness, and will invest £1.5 million into its refurbishment and re-opening in Spring 2023.

Continuum Attractions, who are owners of attractions across the UK, is taking a long lease of the iconic visitor attraction with immediate plans to upgrade the visitor experience. The transformation will focus on telling the globally renowned legend of Loch Ness, exploring the myths and scientific research behind Nessie.
The major refurbishment  will take twelve weeks to complete, and will re-open in Spring 2023 under a new name, The Loch Ness Centre.

Digital render for the refurbishment of the Loch Ness Centre

Continuum tells the real stories in real places about real people. The search for Nessie encapsulates all three. Having had tremendous success with the award-winning Real Mary King’s Close on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, I was keen to seek out another great Scottish story to tell. We found it on Loch Ness. This is a magical place - it could be our Jurassic Park, and if a monster hasn’t been found here yet, this is the place in which it will be discovered! So I will encourage everyone to "keep looking!"

Juliana Delaney, Chief Executive of Continuum Attractions

Loch Ness is renowned the world over for its most elusive resident, Nessie, and indeed the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition has and will continue to attract visitors from around the world each year.

In Scotland’s Year of Stories, it's great to hear that this investment will mean that even more people will have the chance to learn all about Nessie – the subject of so many myths, tales and stories over the years.

Tourism is a force for good. It creates jobs, sustains communities and contributes significantly to the economy. The impact of tourism spreads far beyond the industry itself - it benefits our economy, our community and our wellbeing.

Chris Taylor, Destination Development Director at VisitScotland

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