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Urquhart Castle

  • Loch Ness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Urquhart Castle

The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state.

Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views of the famous loch and Great Glen.

The castles history and that of the noble families who held it, is told in the exhibition and audio-visual display in the new visitor centre. The Centre features an outstanding array of medieval artefacts found at the castle.

Visitors can relax in the cafe and visit the shop with its local crafts. The visitor centre contains retail, interpretation area, audio-visual presentation and tearoom and toilets on one level. Stunning views of the loch can be obtained from visitor centre veranda.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30


Adults: £8.50, Kids: £5.10, Concessions: £6.80, Under 5's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, The Highlands, IV63 6XJ, Scotland

Phone number

01456 450 551



Click here to visit Urquhart Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Urquhart Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Urquhart Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Urquhart Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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