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Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable...more
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The video history in the visitor centre is a must watch. Early morning is the best time before the crowds arrive. We got there just after opening and it was already very busy or so I thought. By the time we left, there were hundreds...More
It was raining, and windy, and not worth the work to go out. But we did. The gift shop was doing a brisk business with some nice things. There didn't seem to be much effort made to really humanize the people who inhabited the castle.
The castle is mainly in ruins, but the information boards were very informative, and gave an insight into the history of the place. There is a film on the background which was very interesting. We went on the free guided tour included in the ticket,...More
We stopped at Urquhart on the way from Fort William to Inverness. Since we had a "castle visit pass" (among others with access to Stirling and to Edinburgh Castle), we walked through the "ruins" (castle is a bit overstated in comparison to the other two...More
The visit was interesting, but a little underwhelming.
The film at the start was quite interesting and really shaped the history of the place.
Lots of tourists, but that is to be expected.
Some parts are accessible for people who are less mobile, but there...More
The sad ruins of a mighty castle teeming with history and the yo-yo tussles between the English and Scots. The visitor centre is impressive and the walkways are nicely done, wheelchair friendly where it is possible.
A great location next to Loch Ness.