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Urquhart Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall. A more comfortable view of the iconic ruins, against a backdrop of Loch Ness and the hills of the Great Glen, can be enjoyed from the café. Urquhart’s stories are also told through a remarkable collection of artefacts left by its residents, historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet siege engine, and a short film. The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s history. This is where St Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century, where acts of chivalry and defiance provided inspiration during the Wars of Independence and where the MacDonald Lords of the Isles struggled with the Crown for power.
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43 reviews
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The ruins of Urquhart Castle is situated on the banks of Loch Ness and provides breathtaking views on all sides. The entrance fee is reasonably priced and includes a video show about the history of the place.

Visited August 2013
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13 reviews
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“Excellent Ruins”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The ruins of this castle are majestic and a must to see, especially with the view of Loch Ness. The history lesson alone is worth the trip.

Visited November 2013
Thank Rick S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent attraction ”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This was my fourth time at the Castle, but was my girlfriend's first visit.
I had kept quiet about the Castle, and had only mentioned that we would have to watch the "movie" prior to going around the grounds.
Without spoiling things for first time visitors, my girlfriend's reaction at the end of the movie was just like my first time!! Go and see what I mean!!
The weather was stunning which just enhanced the visit around the Castle.
The variety of items for sale was impressive and reasonably priced.
Well worth the entry fee.

Thank Donald M
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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“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
Thank Colin M
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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
Thank locket23
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