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Urquhart Castle's first ever Open Wedding Weekend

16 February 2012

                                       Urquhart Castle

Are you looking for the ultimate romantic venue to host your wedding? Then look no further, as the historic Urquhart Castle, beautifully situated on the banks of Loch Ness is hosting its first ever wedding open weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2012 from 11:00 to 4:00 pm.

Couples are requested to register in advance on hs.weddings@scotland.gsi.gov.uk indicating which day they would like to attend.

Discount booking offers will be available over the weekend.  On site event managers will be on hand to answer any questions and show couples all the atmospheric areas where the ceremonies can take place, including the Grant Tower, Great Chamber Cellar and the Old Kitchens.

Euan Fraser, Executive Manager of Urquhart Castle said:  “Urquhart Castle is steeped in history and has fantastic panoramic views across Loch Ness and the Great Glen, making it the perfect wedding venue.”  

Urquhart Castle was one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland and was also under the control of Robert the Bruce after he became King of Scots.  

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


  • The Year of Creative Scotland begins on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at: www.visitscotland.com/creative The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL.


                                                     Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk