Ancient Scottish castle on the banks of Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserbael prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall.

A 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.
The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s history. This is where St. Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century, where acts of chivalry and defiance provided inspiration during the Wars of Independence and where the MacDonald Lords of the Isles struggled with the Crown for Power.

Follow the new Robert the Bruce Trail, which includes Urquhart Castle!


Urquhart Castle view from Loch Ness


Children welcome
Special diets available
Snacks/afternoon tea
Private parking
Disabled facilities
Restaurant open to non-residents
Groups Welcome


IV63 6XJ

Telephone Number

01456 450 551