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Urquhart Castle

Strone, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6XJ, United Kingdom | 01456 450 551 | Website

Venue Description

Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views of Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall. a more panoramic view of the iconic ruins, against a backdrop of Loch Ness and the hills of the Great Glen, can be enjoyed from the café.

Accessibility

Approach to site Approach to site is across the car park. Visitor centre There is a lift down to the exhibition, film, shop and café area. The film has an induction loop. Monument From the visitor centre, there is a steep tarmac path down to the castle and a bridge into the keep. There are paths throughout the castle, all in tarmac or bound gravel. The guardhouse and remaining battlements are up a narrow spiral stair. The Grant tower has a first floor and basement which are reached via narrow historic stone turnpike stairs. The watergate is at the bottom of a sloped tarmac path. The ruins of the early castle and dovecot are up a steep and stepped tarmac path. Special feature Both motorised and manual wheelchairs are available from the visitor centre.

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: http://www.historicenvironment.scot/access

Toilets

There is an adapted toilet in the visitor centre.

Staff

Information about the staff has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4.5
Access
4.2
Parking
3.2
Toilets
2.6
Staff
4.2