Urquhart CastleCurrently Closed
- 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 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
09 AM - 10 AM
78.35% of people start their Urquhart Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Urquhart Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle, Inverness Reviews
Fun site to see and explore. The castle overlooks the Their boutique is especially great. Stocked with a lot of unique items. They are not well aware of the craftsmanship or the materials used in the pieces they sell, so don't bother asking. Just check the quality yourself or google the brands you want to purchase (they have wifi on site).
Love the visitor centre here.. Its made very accessible for wheelchair users and if you have problems walking to far then you can borrow a mobility scooter. The information is laid out well and gives a great feeling of what it world have been like. The film is also well worth a watch.
Only a few days in Scotland, so much to see and do, hard time choosing what to do and what to skip. Real pleased we opted to visit the Urquhart Castle. Pay to view, but it brings in revenue for employment opportunities for upkeep and maintenance. Taking a seat and letting the mind drift leads one down the path of mystery and intrigue, trying to imagine what it must have been like, summer must have been good, but the winters must have been real hard. Roving bands of brigands and such, tough days those. Kudos to the ground staff, historians and those involved in keeping the memories, history and heritage alive. The shop was busy, had several curious which we ended up taking back home for the family including the miniature trebuchet come pencil sharpener, a treat for a young school boy, not that many still use pencils these days.
We took the boat and tge visit so both were 20 £. The ruins are spectacular with lots of descriptive signs so in order to truly appreciate it, you need to give it some times. Many paths so its really easy to navigate. Once you finish exploring, you could always walk up to the visitor center and from there to the parking lot if needed (2 stories up)
Take the tour! Graham gave great detail about the castle's history in a well cadenced voice. If you have mobility issues, use one of their free scooters. They are so fun! Check out the kitchen and read how they cooked things. It's cool!