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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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  • Very cool to wander around these ruins. Lots of great history and stunning views. Good giftshop and friendly staff. 
    Very cool to wander around these ruins. Lots of great history and stunning views. Good giftshop and friendly staff.  more »
  • We really enjoyed the castle ruins right there on Loch Ness. It is well set up and informative. You enter the parking lot and then there is a stand at the bottom where you pay to get in. Once you... 
    We really enjoyed the castle ruins right there on Loch Ness. It is well set up and informative. You enter the parking lot and then there is a stand at the bottom where you pay to get in. Once you...  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.
  • A nice castle to visit, took us about 30 minutes to walk around. Offers lovely views of the lake! I’d combine it with a lake boat or a hike as on its own it is quite far away and not worth the journey in itself. There’s also a nice cafe for a drink and a refresher :)

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