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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  • Loch Ness, this impressive castle overlooking the Lake belongs to the site you're visiting with Explorer pass. After access to the visitor center where you can see a nice video introduction (with surprise ending) continue along a route that passes near a huge catapult up to the Castle. From the Tower, the view of the Lake is wonderful. Interesting layout and history of the settlement that gives the possibility to go down to a tiny beach where you can swim in the water of the Lake. The only drawback: the huge amount of tourists that access from the street and from the Lake (with cruises organized) that invade the site during busy times. Recommended arrive around 9 waiting for the opening of 9.30 in front of the ticket booth.
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  • Once you are here, there is that see it, although I doubt necessary pay input. It is nice to stroll through the gardens, but it's no more ruins. Best of the Castle are the views offered on Loch Ness, which can also be obtained from other points on the road that encircles it.
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  • We only have a short stop to see the Castle. These are ruins, but Loch Ness view is splendid
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