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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...more
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You can see this Castle on the loch Ness tour lots of people visiting the Castle as we went past on our boat trip it was given to the Grant Clan a few hundred years ago but fell into dis repair after Clan left
Definitely worth a visit, a beautiful ruin to walk around and get a feel of the history but also such a perfect location. Absolutely beautiful setting with amazing views of the Loch and the Hills and what better way to do some Nessie spotting! You...More
A definite must visit for the highlands. We visited the castle in the evening when they were open late. Loads of parking which was great. Information video at the beginning was really good. The site of the castle is on the most beautiful spot and...More
Urquhart Castle is well worth a visit, the introduction video, lasting 10 minutes, have an interesting insight to the history of the castle and those who lived there. There is plenty to see and the included live history lesson from a Scottish Knight was funny...More
Love how the ruins are nestled amongst rolling green hills just beside the Loch Ness. The price to scale the Grant Tower was a wee bit too high considering the view was not too different from that height vs the ground. You can skip that...More
We visited in late September thinking most of the crowds would be down, but they were not. There are so many tours/buses to this location that I think it is likely crowded all year long. It is big enough where you don't feel cramped, but...More
Stunning views of Loch Ness. If you enjoy exploring the remains of a historic medieval castle -this is one place you should not take for "Granted". The guide from Historic Scotland gave an excellent 30 minute synopsis of what is known about Urquhart.
Took one look at the Entrance Fee and another at the current state of the ruins and realised we would be better off financially taking a Castle Cruise and viewing the ruins from the Loch with a commentary from Gordon the skipper.
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Hi. I recommend that you start your day early as he would anytime you’re traveling. Urquhart Castle has a lot to see and places to wander. The scenery is magnificent. Now close by is The Loch Ness exhibit for you to visit... More
Hi. I recommend that you start your day early as he would anytime you’re traveling. Urquhart Castle has a lot to see and places to wander. The scenery is magnificent. Now close by is The Loch Ness exhibit for you to visit which might be fun for your boys. Off to the side you can get your picture taken with Nessie. If you would like to just stop by and get your picture taken with Nessie, there is a photo op to the right of the entrance. This is all dependent on your time. Your boys may enjoy it as we did not have the time to do that. There is so many photo ops on the way there that looks out to Loch Ness. For a lovely lunch and spot stop at Fort Agustis on the Caledonian canal. It is a little further south from Urquhart castle and sits on the Caledonian canal. Happy holiday!!!