Around the Great Glen Sights

Urquhart Castle

  • A82 Map It
  • Drumnadrochit
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

About 2 miles southeast of Drumnadrochit, this castle is a favorite Loch Ness monster–watching spot. This romantically broken-down fortress stands on a promontory overlooking the loch, as it has since the Middle Ages. Because of its central and strategic position in the Great Glen line of communication, the castle has a complex history involving military offense and defense, as well as its own destruction and renovation. The castle was begun in the 13th century and was destroyed before the end of the 17th century to prevent its use by the Jacobites. A visitor center gives an idea of what life was like here in medieval times.

Sight Information


A82, Drumnadrochit, Highland, IV63 6XJ, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £8
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6; Oct., daily 9:30–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30; last admission 45 mins before closing

Published 10/27/2015


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