The Loch Ness monster is said to live in an inland lake in Scotland called Loch Ness. The lake is within the Great Glen, a steep valley in the Scottish highlands that was formed by a fault line.
The lake is 51 feet above sea level and contains only fresh water, reports Loch Ness Water. Loch Ness is very large, containing more water than the combined volume of all other lakes and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales. It is also the largest lake in Scotland. Scotland is to the north of England, and the highlands are in the north-west region of the island of Great Britain. Sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster, a fearsome beast that lives in the lake and transforms into other creatures to lure in travelers, date back as far as 565 A.D., according to Legend of Nessie.