NH5328 : Jetty at Urqhart Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Strone, Highland, Great Britain

Jetty at Urqhart Castle
Jetty at Urqhart Castle
This jetty enables visitors to Urquhart Castle to arrive and leave by boat along Loch Ness.
Urquhart Castle
Situated in a stunning location on the north side of Loch Ness, this castle had a turbulent history for around 500 years from the 1200s.

It changed hands many times, between the English and Scots around the early 14th century, the Scottish Crown and the MacDonald Lords of the Isles in the 15th and 16th centuries, and finally in the late 17th century when a garrison loyal to the protestant monarchy of William & Mary held off a larger Jacobite force. When the last soldiers left in 1692 they blew up parts of the castle to prevent any further use.

The castle is now owned by The National Trust for Scotland and is under the care of Historic Scotland.

A visitor centre, from which there is a stunning view of the castle, was constructed in 2002 and houses a shop, café and audio visual theatre.
Loch Ness
Loch Ness is one of Scotland's biggest lochs. At 23 miles long and more than a mile wide, it is the second largest by surface area. It is also the second deepest, at more than 200m at its deepest point. But if you measure it by the volume of water it holds, Loch Ness is the biggest loch of all.

The loch occupies part of the Great Glen, a fault line which crosses the Scottish highlands from Fort William to Inverness.

A mythical monster is said to live in the Loch Ness. But what would it feed on?
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Place (from Tags)
Loch Ness 
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Drumnadrochit  Inverness 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5302 2870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.5051N 4:26.5627W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5302 2869
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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