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“Breath taking views”
Review of Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle
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$39.57*
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Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise including Urquhart Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Breath taking views”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

It was at the top of my list of castles and places to see....I was not disappointed! The Castle and the views that surround it were exceptional, There is definitely lots to learn and I highly recommend spending a few hours to explore and watch the Actors as the do there performances every few hours!!

Visited June 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“awesome view”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

we visited here for pictures of the loch ness, we didn't pay as we was just passing through, however the view we had was fantastic and we want to return to go and actually see what its inside. looking forward to the next time we go.

Visited November 2013
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Terceira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“A beautiful day trip”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was definitely a highlight of our vacation. Great history and beautiful scenery with views of Loch Ness and the country side. Would highly recommend to come here and spend an hour or 2!

Visited October 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Castle-itious!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

A Great place to visit for the history of the area, and to see a nice historic site.

Plenty of information, great views of Loch Ness and great picture possibilities to have.

Reasonably priced entrance. There is a video show and possibly tours included.

Visited November 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“so worth a visit”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

What a beautiful and interesting place this is. The first thing you must do is watch the short movie on the history of the castle before you go down into it, the ending of the movie is great. There is a short walk down to the castle which is positioned right on the edge of Loch Ness breath taking views. The staff where so helpful and full of so much knowledge and they all are very passionate about the castle which was excellent. you can walk around the ruins freely and unlike some old castles you can walk up the tower walk into old rooms ect. There are information signs everywhere with the history of the segment you are looking at. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, there is a café in the gift shop which have the best scones at a good price. Great day out.

Visited November 2013
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