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Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit

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Perched on a bluff overlooking Loch Ness, the rocky ruins of Urquhart Castle serve as a reminder of the area’s long history. Once one of the largest castles in Scotland, the ruins of the structure are remarkably well preserved considering its age, so you can get a good sense of medieval life just by strolling through the remaining baileys and corridors. Using our world travel planner, Drumnadrochit attractions like Urquhart Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can't describe the beauty of certain places. If you go to Edinburgh, you can't take a tour of exploration of the Highland. The castle on Loch Ness is magic of yesteryear ...
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  • This was a past domicile of Robert the Bruce. The fact that you can walk the grounds and see what is left of this ancient castle is just amazing. Plus it overlooks Loch Ness and Nessie.  more »
  • stunning castle, you need to pay to visit it but it is worth it ! there is a free guided tour. You have a pretty view on the Loch Ness.  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous place to visit, that's really well-priced as far as tourist attractions go. The history is well worth reading about, and make sure you go for the short video before exploring. The ruins themselves are spectacular (as far as they can be), and the views across the loch are undeniably wondrous. Well worth a visit.
  • Amazing entrance - need to visit and experience as I'm not going to spoil it - just make sure you go to the introductory film show. Good example of a castle with plenty of historical explanations. Only down side is that it is too popular for the amount of parking available. Kids enjoyed it too.
  • Lovely place with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. Stunning views of Loch Ness. Be prepared to cue up for entrance into the car park as it is a very popular destination.
  • Fantastic views of the loch, the ruins were nice to walk around with plenty of info points. The screening is definately worth a watch and do this before you walk around the castle, at the end you'll know why!! Cafe was nice, food and drinks very good although a little pricey.
  • It was great. Lovely visitor's center. Castle ruins were fantastic. Very large. Nice movie at the beginning that gives you the history of the area and castle.