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Urquhart Castle

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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 1 week ago

Worth the visit! Great views and the castle is awesome. Note it cold so dress appropriately, its very busy and there is good food options at the castle

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last visited about 20 years ago and its changed a lot since then. There is now a very well done visitor centre on the hill above where you watch an informative film before you visit the castle. The castle is a ruined one but has...More

Thank MKFinchie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a trip to Urqhart Castle while up in Inverness. Although the castle is in ruins it’s more than worth a visit there is a 10 minute film before you start your tour around the grounds either by yourself or with the tour guide who...More

Thank ftvtoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this castle on 3 occasions (I am from the states), and I never get enough of it. I highly recommend watching the short (5-10 min) film prior to touring the grounds and castle. It is helpful in understanding the history. If you...More

Thank makins2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not able to go inside as we passed by this too early in the morning, before it had opened. But we did pull over at the scenic "lay-by" (Did I say that right? In America, we call it a wayside, but I think...More

Thank dreamspeaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved these castle ruins and gorgeous, romantic setting on Loch Ness! Very informative signage, good, safe walkways, and awesome photo ops! Did not do the boat tour as we were too tight for time on our way to Skye. Crowds were large even in...More

Thank Goldi411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the website it says you can walk round the grounds free of charge. You can only walk round the car park for free ! Paid £9 each to get in and it is quite boring probably took us 20 mins to walk round. I...More

Thank deadbrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel like I'm being generous with a 4/5 rating. I feel this way because everything is so absurdly expensive in Scotland, and the UK in general. The value for money is poor seeing many sights like this and Loch Ness, especially when you're also...More

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle has so much history behind it, it is beautifully kept, lovely grounds, lovely scenery, great staff

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see attraction if you are in the area. Absolutely stunning castle and backdrop. You can walk almost the entire grounds. Very informative and helpful gentleman on reception. The video beforehand is very well done. The choice of food in the cafe...More

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Stacy B
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!