Urquhart Castle, Inverness

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV63 6XJ, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1456450551
  • Ticket Price: 9 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Urquhart Castle, Inverness

Flaunting a majestic history of 1000 years, Urquhart Castle will amaze you at its very first glimpse. The present site dates back to 13th and 14th century and the castle played an important role in the War of Scottish Independence. Held as royal castle and raided on several occasions, the Castle was partially destroyed in the 17th century to prevent its use by the Jacobite forces.

Its one of the largest and one of the most-visited castles in Scotland and the war tales surrounding it give you goosebumps!

Climb the Grant tower and you will be stunned by the panoramic view of the Loch Ness. 

Urquhart Castle Information

  • Disable accessed.

Urquhart Castle Ticket Prices

  • For Children: 5.50 Euros
  • For Concession: 6.80 Euros

Urquhart Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last entry 45 minutes before closing time.

How To reach Urquhart Castle by Public Transport

  • Bus no 17, 19A, 117, 919, 917, 8C

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Things to Know Before Visiting Urquhart Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Inverness include Urquhart Castle in their plan

  • 68.12% of people start their Urquhart Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Urquhart Castle

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

85.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Urquhart Castle

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Urquhart Castle, Inverness Reviews

  • Wow. I know this is a huge tourist attraction, and I’m not the type who goes to places just based on amount of people who go there, but I took a chance and my goodness. This place was amazing. If you are close you have to come here. The history is mind blowing. We took a bus from Inverness and it was fairly cheap. If you want the whole experience take the boat. Definitely my favorite castle.

  • I knew I'd be visiting the castle but didn't realize how awesome it would be! If you are a history buff you should either study up ahead of time or take a tour because while there is an 8-minute introductory film you may wander around and not understand exactly what you're looking at. Definitely make sure and watch the film and make sure and bundle up if it is a chilly day!

  • the atmosphere at the castle is an unique as they get. and the cafe situated on a hill is a place from dreams. it serves great food and great tea all of which you can enjoy with a direct view of the Loch Ness. Stunning!

  • Work in progress at visitor centre (Not castle) short film describing history then screen goes up and curtains open to panarama of actual castle. Very dramatic. Food good but expensive as usual for tourist locations. Castle very accessible and lots of guides.

  • Was interesting to have a look around what remains of the old castle. £9 per adult entry fee. Free Parking. Great views of Loch Ness from here too. Took about an hour to look about the place. It does get a bit crowded for my liking though.

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