Urquhart Castle, Inverness
Urquhart Castle, Inverness - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV63 6XJ, United Kingdom
Ticket Price: 9 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Urquhart Castle, Inverness Reviews - Write a Review
It is mostly just ruins now, but it was still very cool and worth checking out. The history of the castle is interesting and they had signs around with information about it. Being right on the lake, it was very beautiful and had great views. The drive there is scenic as well!
As a member of Historic Scotland I enjoyed free entry to this historic site. The infrastructure and organisation on the ground were excellent which was lucky as we chose a busy day with large numbers of visitors, (I mean coach loads) but despite this the location was setup to cope and we enjoyed our visit. We skipping the film show but will be back at a quieter time. Fascinating!
Went on the guided tour, guide was very knowledgable and knew in the minutest detail about the castle’s history and it’s place in history. Very impressed with the visitor centre, nice and warm after being outside looking around the castle for so long. Coffee was nice and warming!
For years I’ve driven past this castle on my way to other places and I’ve always wondered what secrets it has within its walls. So we decided to stop on our way to Skye and we weren’t disappointed 😉 There’s lots to see and explore the views of Loch Ness are lovely and every now and then you meet a cheeky little robin singing for your attention. There are generally a lot of people there but the castle has lots of room and accommodates them well. We had lunch in the cafe and it was lovely but expensive for what you get.
An absolutely fascinating castle in a very picturesque setting. The guided tour is superb, the Historic Scotland staff and friendly, helpful and eager to help. Don't miss it, it's one of the best sights in the area.