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Urquhart Castle

July 16th 2014
  • If you go down to the loch today, you’re sure of a big surprise…but please don’t mistake our meaning for sightings of mythical monsters, because on the banks of Loch Ness lies a spectacle we think might just blow that enigmatic beastie out of the water.

    Stationed on foundations dating back to the 13th Century, the stately bones of Urquhart Castle cut a striking silhouette when viewed from the across the broad, blue expanse of Scotland’s most famous lake – but you’ll need to get off the boat if you want a true taste of antiquity. On reaching dry land, visitors can saunter amongst the stones at their leisure and peruse medieval artefacts housed in the more structurally sound portions of the keep, while those with a mind for the more dramatic can ascend to the very top of the stronghold for an uninterrupted view o’er the undulating hills of the Great Glen.

    Make a day of it and set aside time for a spot of lunch at one of the many beautiful rest stops along the banks of the loch. Why not pack some binoculars too, just in case you do see a strange ripple in the waters…

Image Credit: Son of Groucho

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