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Address: A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441456450551
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An atmospheric ruin overlooking the dark waters of Loch Ness, this dramatic...

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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This is an amazing place the views arr fabulous. Its a pity for such a lovey place that the castle was not rebuild. i fell in love with the views

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing place the views arr fabulous. Its a pity for such a lovey place that the castle was not rebuild. i fell in love with the views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelling about 12 miles southwest of Inverness, on the A82, you will see Urquhart Castle appear through the mists of Loch Ness. Recent sympathetic renovations (early 2016) have allowed this historic building to come to life. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours and learn a little Scottish history. The views, on a clear day, are stunning.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice grounds and interesting ruins situated on the shore of Loch Ness. Climb up to the highest tower for a good overview.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got in here as part of the Explorer Pass, during our visit to Loch Ness, but it would've been worth it either way. Urquhart is more the remains of a castle then a full fortress like Stirling and Edinburgh, but is just as interesting, if not more than the others. The history was probably the most fascinating part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you arrive early, you'll have the castle to yourself. We took the ferry over and looked for Nessie. Unfortunately for us, she didn't pop up for her photo. The ruins are easily managed and are great to see them unspoiled in a picturesque setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Urquhart Castle isn't the most important Castle in Scottish history. However, its ruins are beautiful. Located on the edge of Loch Ness you get to experience the surrounding area as it was in the 1500's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the castle is a ruin there are still things to see and experience. The setting is gorgeous and the history is interesting too. Great for kids to run around too. We took the boat tour to reach the castle which was fun and the one hour at the castle was enough to wander around and learn about the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great few hours roaming the ruins on the banks of Loch Ness. not expensive. well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle definitely worths a visit, we didn't book an organised tour but we've bought the tickets which granted us the access to many abbeys and castles around Scotland for about 40 quid which definitely worths the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there's not much of it still standing this castle is worth a visit. Beautiful location and full of history. You can almost feel it. We arrived just after opening and it wasn't too crowded, so we saw it all. And we were all glad we did!

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