Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland)
Loch Ness, near Inverness
Magnificently sited, overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful history, built in the 1230s, seized by the English in 1296, sacked by the MacDonald Lord of the Isles in 1545 and left to fall into decay after 1689. Most of the existing buildings date from the 14th century and include the Grant Tower (16th century) the best-preserved part of the complex. New visitor centre with interpretation, audio-visual, shop and café.
Museum, Castle or defences
Open All Year. Monday - Sunday
April 1 - Sep 30: 9.30 - 5.45 (Last Entry) 6.30
Oct 1 - Mar 31:9.30 -3.45 (Last Entry) 4.30
Please note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.