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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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Loved looking around here lots of great views and great for little ones as well. Good to read about the history, we ran out of time on our tour to see the film but not disappointed as the scenery was stunning and preferred to be...More
As the main reason we braved the winter cold and rain in Scotland was to see Nessie, we made our way to the Urquhnart Castle. What an experience! See the movie first then take a tour with a guide - our guide was amazing, informative...More
These castle ruins are stunning. First, you go down a staircase to the little shop and watch a film about the history of the castle (DO NOT SKIP THE FILM), with a very awesome ending (no spoilers).. After the film, you are free to roam...More
Really impressed with this attraction on the banks of Loch Ness. Once you've purchased your ticket you descend to the gift shop and cafe and there is a cinema showing a brief film on the history of the castle which is very interesting. Next, and...More
The views at this location are simply stunning! When we arrived there was the classical low drifting mist over the Loch which lingered for just a few hours but enough time for us to capture some gorgeous pictures.
They have a giant trebuchet (not in...More
We arrived at Urquhart castle at 3:40, unaware that it closed at 4pm! The young gent explained how he would recommend at least 45 minutes to walk around, yet with us leaving the next day we decided to chance it. The castle, it’s grounds and...More
Coming from America, seeing these castle ruins really brought to perspective how rich in history Scotland is. I enjoyed learning about the impregnable fortress during our Loch Ness boat tour.
We had about an hour to spend before being picked back up, which gave us...More
We stopped at Castle Urquhart on our way south from Inverness and we are glad we did. The castle grounds are well maintained and easily accessible on foot. It is very pretty and we took plenty of photos. It also wasnt to crowded (probably because...More
I like that the caretakers of Urquhart left in its "natural" untouched-up state. It somehow fits the rugged landscape and position alongside Loch Ness, and leaves a very rustic, authentic feel to the castle.
The long spiral staircase down from the ticketing office to the...More
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
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!!!