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19th April 2017

Why You Should Visit Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness

Are you walking the Great Glen Way? Why not stop by Urquhart Castle in Drumnadrochit. Along the Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle is located ideally on Loch Ness.

Planning your route of the Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle is definitely something you do not want to miss! Visiting this serene setting is an ideal way to end the Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit leg of your Great Glen Way journey.

The unique experience EasyWays allows you to have, means that you do not need to stress! From one leg of the Great Glen Way to another, we will take care of all the planning from breakfast to emergency support. Visiting the Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle, you will enjoy your time in the Highlands even more!

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Make the most of your Great Glen Way experience!

Where is Urquhart Castle?

Located in the Highland village of Drumnadrochit, Urquhart Castle lies on Loch Ness. Only a 30-minute drive from the larger town of Inverness, you can access the castle easily by road. Also, if you are incorporating a visit while walking the Great Glen Way, it can easily be reached on your planned route.

urquhart castle ruins

Urquhart Castle is a place with great history!

History of Urquhart Castle

A place with spectacular scenery, Urquhart Castle has over 1,000 years of history. The site dates back to medieval times and has played a role throughout many conflicts in Scottish history including the Wars of Scottish Independence and the Jacobite Rising. However, after being largely destroyed in the 17th century the castle fell into a state of disrepair and decay. The castle was given to the National Trust for Scotland in the 20th century and is now one of the most visited castles in all of Scotland

With our organisation and luggage service, you can take you time and explore this area of historical significance for however long you like!

Excellent service by EasyWays. Everything was organised efficiently, including all accommodation and baggage transfer. Most informative information pack. I would recommend EasyWays highly.

Mark & Ghislaine July, 2014
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle is surrounded by such amazing scenery!

What to expect!

One of the most iconic parts of the castle is the Grant Tower. If you climb it, there are incredible views over Loch Ness. Also, within the castle there is an amazing collection of artefacts left by residents with a very interesting exhibition. The ruins of the castle that are surrounded by such amazing scenery, create a magic setting. Also, it is an ideal place to explore, stop by the visitor centre and gift shop for a souvenir from your visit.

Loch Ness

The view out to Loch Ness from the Great Glen Way is spectacular.

Loch Ness

If you walk the Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle, it gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the stories surrounding the Loch Ness monster! An incredibly famous tale, at Urquhart Castle you are in the best location to learn about and explore Loch Ness.

Would you like more information about the Great Glen Way? Or want to learn more about how EasyWays can help to plan your walking holiday, contact us.

Thanks to pixabay.com for the images.

Andrew Fernie and Easyways have been providing excellent expert advice and services since 1996 to walkers who want to explore more of the wonderful scenery and history throughout Scotland and Europe.

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