Urquhart Castle :: Shared Description

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.
by Robin Drayton

19 images use this description:

NH5328 : Urquhart Castle by Stephen McKay
NH5328 : Boat arriving at Urquhart Castle jetty by Malc McDonald
NH5328 : Path at Urquhart Castle by Malc McDonald
NH5228 : Trackway to Urquhart Castle by Gerald England
NH5328 : Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : Path at Urquhart Castle by Malc McDonald
NH5328 : The castle ditch, Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : View over Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : The grounds of Urquhart Castle as seen from the castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : The Jacobite Queen berthing at Urquhart Castle,  Loch Ness by Robin Drayton
NH5228 : Trackway to Urquhart Castle by Gerald England
NH5328 : Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness by Malc McDonald
NH5328 : The north side of Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : Urquhart Castle viewed from the Loch by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness by Robin Drayton
NH5228 : Trebuchet at Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : The eastern side of Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton
NH5328 : Jetty at Urqhart Castle by Malc McDonald
NH5328 : Waiting for the cruise, Urquhart Castle by Robin Drayton


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Created: Fri, 20 May 2011, Updated: Fri, 20 May 2011

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