More than just a monster-spotting base, Drumnadrochit has developed itself into a real tourist hub, with so much to see and do, over the past decade or so.
But it still can’t get away from the fact that Nessie is a major attraction to visitors form around the world.
At Drum, as it is more familiarly called, you can visit a choice of exhibitions about the Loch Ness Monster. The Loch Ness 2000 centre seeks to provide a scientific understanding of the loch and its environment; and the Nessieland Castle Monster Centre has as its slogan "We Believe".
But in Drumnadrochit there are a number of other shops and attractions which are worth visiting.
Between the two monster exhibitions is a glass-blowing centre and shop. Art lovers should head to the village gallery, where you can select from a wide range of top quality paintings by local artists.
Horse enthusiasts should visit the Highland Riding Centre at Borlum Farm just outside Drumnadrochit, where you can enjoy rides tailored to all abilities, as well as using the indoor facilities when the weather is not so good. The area provides a superb base for walkers, especially if you head off up Glen Affric and other outdoor activities on offer include boating, fishing and cycling.
Drumnadrochit also contains a number of excellent places to stay and eat, making it a great base from which to explore the rest of this beautiful area.