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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  • No Dogs, not even in the grounds. Shop and cafe are through main entrance and dogs are not allowed access. we are travelling around with our dog so this was a huge disappointment for us, had to get....  more
    No Dogs, not even in the grounds. Shop and cafe are through main entrance and dogs are not allowed access. we are travelling around with our dog so this was a huge disappointment for us, had to get....  more »
  • We were lucky enough to visit early on a sunny day and it was quite spectacular. The staff were very helpful and suggested I use a scooter as there is quite a trek to the castle. It was worth it... 
    We were lucky enough to visit early on a sunny day and it was quite spectacular. The staff were very helpful and suggested I use a scooter as there is quite a trek to the castle. It was worth it...  more »
  • We drove the Motorhome specially to realize there is not enough parking on Wednesdays since is Cruise day. Coach parking was free but reserved for the cruises, although the drivers stay next to the.....  more
    We drove the Motorhome specially to realize there is not enough parking on Wednesdays since is Cruise day. Coach parking was free but reserved for the cruises, although the drivers stay next to the.....  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. Stunning views, plenty to explore. Nice shop and cafe in visitors center. It's not cheap but portions are generous and tasty. Friendly and informative staff.
  • Lots of information on the history of the castle. Amazes me how they made everything back then. One of the more informative castles I visited in Scotland. Decent bacon bap from the shop too! Gift shop is well stocked and lots in it, but seemed pricey. Also no student discount for entry
  • I love discovering new places especially about historic significance. Add stunning scenery and you will have a recipe for a great time. I enjoyed everything apart from a crowd. And it is barely April! I can't imagine this place in the summer. It has to be packed! All these people trying to make a perfect photo I a perfect spot. Maybe there is a restriction on how many people can enter in the same time? I don't know but I'm not going to check I suppose. Once again: the castle is great!
  • A beautiful castle which has lots of stories associated with it. Don't miss the fire gun which happens every day at 1 o'clock. It's an experience which will showcase how communication used to happen when there were no phones. It has got a rich history and though I never take Audio guide but taking here was a very good choice. Have atleast 2 hours to spend here as it's very big and pack your food items and water as you need to walk a lot. The view points are breathtaking.
  • Beautiful views, and a river of knowledge. But the best part stand at the docks, hearing the silence it is not only peaceful but tranquility. Looking around and imagining how life mist have been like. It was truly an amazing place.

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