Urquhart Castle

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  • 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

Urquhart Castle - Review

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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  • Urquhart Castle Address: Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV63 6XJ, United Kingdom
  • Urquhart Castle Contact Number: +44-1456450551
  • Urquhart Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Urquhart Castle Price: 9 EUR
  • Best time to visit Urquhart Castle(preferred time): 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Urquhart Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Inverness include Urquhart Castle in their plan

  • 68.06% of people start their Urquhart Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Urquhart Castle

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89.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Urquhart Castle

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Urquhart Castle, Inverness Reviews

  • A great piece of history. Only took a hour or so to walk around. Beautiful views. Parking is limited we went later in the day so we were able to find parking. We were able to watch a bridal party arrive by boat and walk to the castle with bagpipes playing. A great overall visit.

  • Beautiful setting. Interesting information of the history of various rooms/areas. Some sort of an audio tour would be amazing. A few too many people for my liking, but what can you do. Go early or late (after 5) to avoid crowds.

  • Nessie's hometown. As the castle is a ruin you could imagine how they lived, there is a little film to watch just before you go towards the gardens and the castle. It is well worth watching it, it would make sense of it before you enter. The body mass of the loch is amazingly beautiful, hills around, no Nessie was not in sight Beautiful day and very enjoyable.

  • They obviously put a lot of thought into this site. While a ruin, the castle area itself is well organized with pathways between the various parts. Make sure to not skip the intro movie in the gift shop area before heading outside. The ending is brilliant. The car park area is decently sized, but fills up fast, so make sure you get there early. You can get everything done in 60 - 90 minutes, depending on how fast you walk and how many photos you take. I highly recommend this stop if you're in the Loch Ness area.

  • Stopped in as this was a highly recommended place to visit, and seemed a shame not to see Loch Ness while we were in the area! Interesting castle, mostly not well preserved but still interesting to look at. I did, however, feel it was a bit of a tourist trap. Paid entry lets you walk around the ruins and some information is provided, but compared to some castles it seems like there's not much there to justify the cost. We felt we ought to go in since we'd made a detour to visit, but if it's not far out of your way I would probably recommend just stopping in the car park to admire the view, then save your money to spend somewhere with fewer coach loads of tourists!

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