Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit

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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  • Urquhart Castle is a place of dreams and legends. Our family of four spent hours here on a cold winters day exploring the ruins of Urquhart Castle. We enjoyed the short documentary movie before doing ...  more »
  • On the shores of Loch Ness, on the A82 route, are these ruins of what once was a great castle of the medieval era. We were on our way to Fort Williams and decided to stop by to visit him. The entrance fee is 9 euros and the views from there are well worth it.
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  • Wow, after seeing around 6 castles in the last 6 months, this is worth a visit. Highly recommend, the views are amazing and the castle ruins are unique. No regrets spending a few hours here!
  • Nice stopping place, views are stunning - which ever way you look. A lot of tourists, so go there at morning, I think it's better choice and take something in case of raining. I strongly recommend this place, absolutely worth to go there. Beautiful and instagrammable ;)
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