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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Highlands - Drumnadrochit, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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Urquhart Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the Loch Ness area. The castle stands on a promontory jutting out into the loch, just south of Drumnadrochit. The location is superb, with wonderful views across the loch. The castle dates to the early medieval period, with the addition of a late medieval tower. The site may have been in use since at least the 6th century, when St Columba is supposed to have visited the area.

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