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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!!