Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit

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Perched on a bluff overlooking Loch Ness, the rocky ruins of Urquhart Castle serve as a reminder of the area’s long history. Once one of the largest castles in Scotland, the ruins of the structure are remarkably well preserved considering its age, so you can get a good sense of medieval life just by strolling through the remaining baileys and corridors. A visit to Urquhart Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Drumnadrochit travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We got to an overflowing parking lot with hundreds of tourists, ticket price was £12 PPS. When we asked the guide what is inside his answer started with "a café and toilets ..." - not very... 
    We got to an overflowing parking lot with hundreds of tourists, ticket price was £12 PPS. When we asked the guide what is inside his answer started with "a café and toilets ..." - not very...  more »
  • Sorry but why is this place so famous, there are lots of castles on Scotland and it seems the most this one has for it is the location on the famous Loch Ness. There is not much castle left. 
    Sorry but why is this place so famous, there are lots of castles on Scotland and it seems the most this one has for it is the location on the famous Loch Ness. There is not much castle left.  more »
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  • Before exploring the castle, watch the introduction video at the entrance. Apart from history, you will get extraordinary scenery views. It's mind-blowing. The cafe was great. Foods were delicious. I strongly recommend buying the tickets in advance.
  • This experience and this view will remember for the rest of my life. This is a unique place with beautiful nature. I highly recommend to lovers of travel to include it in their plans! I'm fascinated by the beauties of Scotland! I'd come back again!

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