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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.
Tours to Urquhart Castle
Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $66
Duration: 12 hours
2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 2 days
Urquhart Castle reviews
Admittedly I write this as someone with a keen interest in history, but this was a real highlight of our stay in Fort Augustus. Be warned that you have to book a specific time spot, preferably in... more »
Like many, we were turned away because we had not booked in advance - Covid Restrictions. Make sure you book online before travelling here. Such a shame visitors are missing out on this iconic... more »
Very beautiful castle. A good stop on any tour. Note: if your visiting multiple castles, you can buy combined tickets or passes. If you can plan ahead you will save some money. The guided tours were at particular times and were free with entry. They are super informative and I really enjoyed them. There is signage as well. Additionally, they have a bespoke publication that talks a lot about the site. In Scotland, there is also some brands of alcohol that are only sold at the castles! On my first trip, I bought a bottle as a souvenir. On my second, we made sure to get another bottle because it was enjoyable. If you have movement accessibility needs, parts of this castle will not be easy for you to traverse. However, I still think it’s worth going even if you can’t climb to the top. Call ahead and talk to staff to for details. Enjoy!
Amazing place, views... Nice coffee shop and little cinema with 8 minutes history film about the castle. It is only ruins but make you feel like you travelled in time. Amazing views from every part of the ruins. We have spent there few good hours and our 6 years old didn't get bored. Staff very nice and helpful.
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