Urquhart Castle

Local nameUrquhart Castle
LocationScotland, UK

Urquhart Castle, a ruin, sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is on the A82 road, 21 kilometres south-west of Inverness and 2 kilometres east of the village of Drumnadrochit.

The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross.

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Opening hours

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.


Adults: 12 GBP
Seniors (60+): 9.60 GBP
Children (5-15): 7.20 GBP
Children (under 5): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urquhart_Castle

Official Website https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/urquhart-castle/

Address Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XJ, UK

Coordinates 57°19'27.013" N -4°26'30.651" E

Tours and activities: Urquhart Castle

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