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Urquhart Castle

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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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A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ, Scotland
+44 1456 450551
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank billyatpub
Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank AshleaEmma
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful scenery, well organised, friendly staff. Had a 18 month year old that we managed to navigate about with minimal effort.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing wee day out and we got the weather for it which added to the experience. Enjoyable for all the family i definitely recommend visiting.

Thank kevinrW9033YP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank c c
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank traveler55112017
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank citydoc2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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. Have to say...More

Thank Sandra L
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Stacy B
16 July 2018|
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Response from kathyquilts3436 | Reviewed this property |
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
26 April 2018|
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Response from AlexiRae7 | Reviewed this property |
My partner and I felt we had plenty of time in the castle and were there for less than an hour (including the movie) - you won't regret a longer cruise!