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. A visit to Urquhart Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Drumnadrochit travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • visitors on the cruise boats enjoyed this part of the trip very scenic. Lots of lovely photos to be taken  more »
  • Sept 2016. This was beautiful and enjoyable even though it rained. You get to walk through the castle (which is more extensive than I expected. There's good food on site. All the Staff were friendly a...  more »
  • It was a pleasure to see this iconic Loch Ness castle settled on the loch shoreline. The Visitor centre film giving the full history was a must to understand the complex history of the ravaged buildin...  more »

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