LOCH Ness has made it into a list of Europe's best "secret spots".

According to Lonely Planet, which is publishing the list, the east side of the Loch is the best as it tends to be ignored by tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the Monster.

The guide says: "While tour coaches pour down the west side of Loch Ness, the eastern shore is relatively peaceful.

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"Here you will find Dores Inn, a beautifully restored country pub with a garden that even has its own Loch Ness Monster-spotting point.

"The menu specialises in quality Scottish produce."

Loch Ness is one of five British entries in the list of 50 "undiscovered and overlooked" destinations in Europe.

The others to have made it on to the list are Wilton's Music Hall in east London; the Kinmel Arms in Abergele, Conwy, Wales; Battle in East Sussex and the South Cotswolds.