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Urquhart Castle

Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart’s remains include a tower house that commands splendid views.

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Getting there

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV63 6XJ

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Facilities & access

Bicycle Rack Bus Parking Car Parking Disabled Toilets Display on History Picnic Area Reasonable Wheelchair Access Restaurant/Café Shop Toilets Visitor Centre Dogs not Permitted Accessible by Public Transport Children's Quiz available

Available to hire for Weddings


Nine disabled bays are available alongside the entrance to visitor centre.
The visitor centre is fully accessible, with sound loop facilities, full adapted toilets. Disability buggies are available on request. Paths and viewing points provide improved access to the castle.

Entrance to the visitor centre is by lift from the car park.

Assistance service

Visitors with disabilities are normally asked on arrival about any help they may need. Both motorised and manual wheelchairs are available at the visitor centre.

Due to the steep gradients we recommend assistance for those using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Our passenger lift provides the main access from the car park. Please contact us before your visit for additional information on assistive access.

Bringing dogs

Please note that dogs (with the exception of guide dogs) are not permitted at this property.

Urquhart Castle Cafe

Overlooking Urquhart Castle and mysterious Loch Ness, the café provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy a light snack.

We’re a ‘Taste our Best’ café/restaurant, the dishes on our menu are prepared with locally sourced produce, look out for them on the menu.

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Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
25 Mar - 30 Sept Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 6.00pm (last entry 5.15pm)
1 - 31 Oct Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.15pm)
1 Nov - 24 Mar Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 3.45pm)

Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day (25th & 26th Dec). Open from 11.00am to 4.30pm on January 1st and as normal from January 2nd.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

All year Adult £8.50, Child £5.10, Concession £6.80

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore


Tel 01456 450 551

Events at Urquhart Castle

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

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Bolts and Bodkins

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