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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  • This is a must see if visiting Loch Ness. Lovely to walk around & explore the castle grounds & great view of Loch Ness. You can even walk down to a beach bit from the castle. If you have brought a... 
    This is a must see if visiting Loch Ness. Lovely to walk around & explore the castle grounds & great view of Loch Ness. You can even walk down to a beach bit from the castle. If you have brought a...  more »
  • Really nice stop on the shores of Loch Ness Beautiful place really enjoyed the visit here felt welcomed from the start travelling with a relative who uses a wheelchair and as soon as we parked.....  more
    Really nice stop on the shores of Loch Ness Beautiful place really enjoyed the visit here felt welcomed from the start travelling with a relative who uses a wheelchair and as soon as we parked.....  more »
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  • A beautiful castle which has lots of stories associated with it. Don't miss the fire gun which happens every day at 1 o'clock. It's an experience which will showcase how communication used to happen when there were no phones. It has got a rich history and though I never take Audio guide but taking here was a very good choice. Have atleast 2 hours to spend here as it's very big and pack your food items and water as you need to walk a lot. The view points are breathtaking.
  • Beautiful views, and a river of knowledge. But the best part stand at the docks, hearing the silence it is not only peaceful but tranquility. Looking around and imagining how life mist have been like. It was truly an amazing place.

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