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Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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 visit the Loch without seeing this marvellous piece of history in its entirety!... brilliant informative film and excellently well kept ruins and gardens. The views over the castle and Loch ...  read more »
  • Beautiful ruins! The movie before the exhibition tells the tale of the Urguhart Castle. The weather was beautiful. Looking out over Loch Ness from the top of the castle was breathtaking! 
  • The castle itself is fairly typical, although not the nicest among those visited in our ride to the Highlands. There are many explanatory panels although personally I found it hard to imagine how in some places had to be full. The deviation is a must if you are nearby, but I find that the insane amount of tourists drawn here (you can't obviously do a blame to anyone) blow a little experience. In Scotland there are other lesser known and best preserved castles that are certainly worth more worth.
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  • A great place to spend your day.. One of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. If u are lucky might have a chance to see Royal Airforce jets pass by... Well stocked souvenir shop available
  • Beautiful. It takes your breath away. Going inside the remains is a very cool experience and gives you a glimpse into how people used to live long ago. I absolutely would recommend going to anyone interested and honestly my husband and I would love to go back someday. It's so incredibly sad it was attacked so long ago. The castle intact would have blown my mind, not that what's left didn't, mind you!
  • Fantastic view at Loch Ness from the castle (or rather ruins). Majority outside so need good weather for visit. Good to go with kids.
  • It has been some years since we last visited Urquhart Castle. The site has been dramatically improved. The castle itself was always fascinating. The visitor center has been greatly enhanced. The video presentation is worth the visit alone.
  • Amazing ruins!!! So much more to see than the photos suggest. Lots of good info in the castle, many rooms to go into. Video was okay, gave a good and clear timeline of events but wasn't very pleasing to the eye. However the curtains part at the end to reveal a view of the castle which was cool, and maybe makes the video worth it, as it's no extra charge to view the video once you've paid to see the castle. Also, stafd very friendly, especially the tour guides in the ruins. Very talkative and kind.
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