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Urquhart Castle

Semi ruinous castle in strong position beside Loch Ness controlling the route North. Captured by Robert the Bruce by clever negotiation. Visitor centre open all year.


This was once one of Scotland's largest and most important castles. It was founded around 1200 and survived as a castle until 1696 when the departing english garrison blew it up. It saw a lot of activity over the course of its life and was important because of its strategic position. It was taken into the care of the state in 1913 and is now one of the most visited castles in Scotland.

Opening Times

9am - 6pm in summer

9.30 - 5.30 in winter

There is an admission price.

Contact Phone Number

01456 450551

Related Clans

Rose, Urquhart, Grant
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