Friday, 6 April 2007

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart castle on the shores of Loch Ness
And who said we didn't see any monsters.......

The four of us in front of what is left of the old tower.

The ruins of Urquhart castle, looking north east up Loch Ness.

No visit to Scotland is complete without visiting the ruins of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. It was very atmospheric, was a really interesting site and the scenery was spectacular! This castle stood over the Loch for hundreds of years, and was blown up by its occupants to stop the invading Jacobites from controlling and using it. Looking back, seems like a waste of such a wonderful castle, but must have made sense to them at the time!

The site is well preserved and you can roam all over the ruins, look out over the Loch for a Nessie sighting, or visit the gift shop and cafe (remember, every attraction has one!). Combined with our Loch Ness visitors centre, a super day for the whole family.

We then hit the road and drove back to Inverness, then down the highway to Dunkeld for the night.

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