Urquhart Castle - Historic Scotland

Urquhart Castle
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adult £5.50
Child £1.20
Concs £4.00.
Please note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Social History

Urquhart Castle - Historic Scotland
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, near Inverness
IV63 6XJ




01456 450551

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