"Urquhart Castle" Urquhart Castle Tip by Krumel

Urquhart Castle, Inverness: 7 reviews and 16 photos

  Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
by Krumel

Urquhart Castle is a huge ruin on the shores of Loch Ness, and with the faible that I have for old stones in all shapes and forms I could not miss out on it, of course. First evidence of the castle dates back to 1230 and it has seen many raids and plunders in its time. Very often it only held out because it could be resupplied by ship.

At the entrance we were greeted by a bagpiper before we started our scramble over the rocks and up the tower. There is also a little shingle beach surrounded by trees next to the castle where you can enjoy the beautiful view over Loch Ness and wait for Nessie to make an appearance. Don?t hold your breath, though. Apparantly there is also a visitor center now nearby which had not been there when we visited it in 1998.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 14, 2003
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