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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, Swimming, Group tours/bus tour
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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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle

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Great views over loch ness. Interesting history, short film show on arrival. Usual over priced tourist shop. Just another castle really, but we seem to visit a castle everywhere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great views over loch ness. Interesting history, short film show on arrival. Usual over priced tourist shop. Just another castle really, but we seem to visit a castle everywhere we go. Ha ha

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Urquhart Castle, like so many castles in Scotland, is a ruin with essentially nothing of its interior remaining to see. So, you must use your imagination combined with the historical information you receive at the castle to complete the picture. The setting, however, is dramatic! An 8 minute introductory video is well worth seeing, and definitely take one of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is quite expensive to visit as there are mainly ruins, They made an exhibition in there but there are so many other castles more worth visiting.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This relic of yesteryear over looks the Loch Ness. You can walk around the yards and enter some of the towers that the inhabitants once did. You can almost hear the people who once live here as the carry out their daily duties. We loved the view and the way the sotry of this once grand castle is told.

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Bastrop, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There were motorized wheelchairs available for those who have a hard time walking to the castle. Great exhibit for those who can climb the stairs. Great Visitor's center and gift shop that does not interfere with the beautiful views of the castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

An historic ruin with good stories to tell.Start with the Audio Visual to set the context for your visit.Good for children.Right on Loch Ness, in fact there are cruises that call in as part of their itinerary which gives you some nice photo shots from the Loch.They didn't make too much of the Loch Ness monster which is not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite castle we saw. Situated on Loch Ness this is a beautiful castle. It is mostly ruins, but you can imagine it in its glory. You do have to climb down a small hill to get there. There is a large gift shop. Honestly, this castle speaks for itself. You must stop here!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It was a dream come true! What a beautiful place. The only thing I regret was not enough time to visit the entire place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Well firstly the views over Loch Ness are just amazing. When we went there was someone giving a battle talk including the armour worn at the time, with a mini history lesson, he was great and made it entertaining. Lots to see and its over a fair sized area so you can judge where to start and avoid the crowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

had to queue for a short film about the history of the castle but it was informative. the castle is in a superb location on the shores of loch ness with lovely views. its a fine example of a midieval castle,rich in history. the info boards are very useful i didnt take the guided tour although its included in the... More 

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Address: 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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