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Urquhart Castle

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Address: 2 mi southeast of Drumnadrochit on A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1456 450 551
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Activities: Driving, Group tours/bus tour, Swimming
Description: An atmospheric ruin overlooking the dark waters of Loch Ness, this...
An atmospheric ruin overlooking the dark waters of Loch Ness, this dramatic castle has a long and bloody history. Once one of Scotland's mightiest strongholds, Urquhart's strategic location gave it a key role in the Scottish battle for independence. It came under the control of Robert the Bruce before a 150-year power struggle between the Stewart dynasty and the MacDonald Lords of the Isles.
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Our coach stopped in the coach park over looking Urquhart castle we walked back up the road to take photos

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our coach stopped in the coach park over looking Urquhart castle we walked back up the road to take photos

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Urquhart Castle almost as an afterthought. After passing by Fort Augustus and spending the night in Inverness, we decided to turn back south for the castle before heading up towards Ullapool. It was surprisingly beautiful though not much in the mystical/romantic aspect that we came to expect from castles (i know this is quite naive, but hey,... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Although this castle is in ruins, it's so haunting sitting on the shores of Loch Ness. The visitor center is very nice and the film was well done...explaining the history of this castle and the people who lived in the area. This is our second visit within a year to Urquhart...love it!!!

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, lots of history on how the English tried to take over the scots! Good value for money, good location on the banks of Loch Ness (a bit windy though!)

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Price (£7 odd) includes parking, entry to the castle, the short film to explain the history and the gift shop. Very interesting history and you can access different parts of the castle. Stunning views, although a sunny days helps :) .

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Kansas CIty, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to tour the castle on foot and to see it from the water on a boat tour. The castle is mainly ruins, but has some areas you can climb and explore. You can only imagine how majestic this place was in its' prime. We started the morning with foggy views of Loch Ness, but ended on... More 

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cleveland, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the castle as part of Jacobite loch tour and we really enjoyed the experience. The views over the loch are stunning. Very interesting history and experience we glad we went.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The castle is situated on Loch Ness and has some of the most amazing views down the loch. Well worth a visit and I would highly recommend getting there by a boat ride/cruise from one of two harbours. If you love to paint or take pictures and enjoy history I would highly recommend going on this trip. So many great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This one makes you proud to be Scottish!! Not only is it stunning, clean and friendly, its right on the Loch Ness! Great views, great snaps and well worth a visit! I would go back again anyday.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We drove by around ten oclock mid week last week. Cannot visit it because the parking lot was fulll. We tried again late afternoon around four. Same thing. I did not visit it finally but went to see glenfinnan viaduc instead.

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Additional Information about Urquhart Castle

Address: 2 mi southeast of Drumnadrochit on A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1456 450 551
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Drumnadrochit
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

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