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Urquhartrt Castle in Inverness

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This dramatic Castle standing over the waters of Loch Ness has a dark and dramatic history. Its origins are in the 6 century and has been one of Scotlands greatest strong holds. It played akeyu role in the battle for Scottish independence and has been central to power struggles over the years.

In 6 century a Pictish nobleman was christend on this site. You can explore the remains of the kitchens, gatehouse and cellars. The walls overlook some of the most stunning scenery in the highlands with views across Loch Ness and the Great Glen. The visitor centre tells the fascinating story of unique castles turblent past. This is one of 345 heritage site, from the Scottish Highlands and islands to the borders which include prehistoric settlements to palaces.

Access to the visitor centre is disabled friendly with buggies avialable on request.

Refreshments are available in the cafe which has wide ranging menu and picnic packs. The Urquhart Castle shop sells a selection of gifts and souvenirs.

Contact details

Click to visit www.historic-scotland.gov.ukwww.historic-scotland.gov.uk

telephone: 01456 450551
address:  Drumnadrochit
Inverness
IV63 6XJ

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