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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 which might be fun for your boys. Off to the side you can get your picture taken with Nessie. If you would like to just stop by and get your picture taken with Nessie, there is a photo op to the right of the entrance. This is all dependent on your time. Your boys may enjoy it as we did not have the time to do that. There is so many photo ops on the way there that looks out to Loch Ness. For a lovely lunch and spot stop at Fort Agustis on the Caledonian canal. It is a little further south from Urquhart castle and sits on the Caledonian canal. Happy holiday!!!
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
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 getting off. Hope this helps.