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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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A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland
+44 1456 450551
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views of Loch Ness and a very pretty ruined castle. Car park is tiny, full almost all day, very hard to get a good photo without 20 people in the background. Think it is a place you have to visit if your here but...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entrance might be a bit underwhelming...but the little museum area and the 10-min film about the hostory of the castle are good and informative. The shop and cafeteria are very nice and since it can be a long drive to get there, a good...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This location requires a lot of walking, paved incline/decline, steps and has limited coverage from the elements. It is a beautiful land with the ruins of Urquhart Castle. There is a catapult that gives you the idea of just how ancient the weaponry was. There...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent ruined castle and compares well with any others in the area. Problem is the location. It is in a beautiful location with an interesting history, but its Loch Ness which is more like a theme park, prepare for it to be...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent about an hour here and enjoyed strolling and seeing the ruins and imagining what it must have been like. Didn't see Nessie--boo!

Thank sierradog1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous location and an amazing piece of history, but lengthy queues to gain admission to the castle grounds and the shores of the loch - only one ticket terminal in operation, I would have thought that this could have been better organised and would certainly...More

Thank jimone
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon, the car park was full (which seems to be standard for this time of day) so we parked further down the road in Drumnadrochit where they have a ‘park and walk’ - it’s about a mile walk uphill to...More

Thank SarahLetch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly as we approached via car we saw signs that the car park was full and there was no queuing allowed - although lots of cars had decided to que and block the road. At this point there was no further information about parking. We...More

Thank Csmith215
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty little derilict castle which Scotland has many, but because of its location on Loch Ness and because it is so much hyped, it loses its charm of being pretty. Hoards and hoards of people, every photograph has possibly ten men standing, walking etc. Tiny...More

Thank Tatiana I
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got a hire car from docks. Easy drive from Invergordon. Urquhart castle is a lovely visit. Car park is very small, so avoid busy times if possible. We only had one hour, which was far too short and could have spent 2 or 3 hours...More

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July 15, 2018|
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Response from kathyquilts3436 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I recommend that you start your day early as he would anytime you’re traveling. Urquhart Castle has a lot to see and places to wander. The scenery is magnificent. Now close by is The Loch Ness exhibit for you to visit... More
April 25, 2018|
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Response from AlexiRae7 | Reviewed this property |
My partner and I felt we had plenty of time in the castle and were there for less than an hour (including the movie) - you won't regret a longer cruise!
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Carmel N | Reviewed this property |
You can take a cruise that drops you off at Urquart Castle then you can walk around at your own pace then return on the boat when convenient to you. We did the Castle separately as we had a car & the boat separately without... More