GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Urquhart Castle Walk

1 miles (1 km)

This photogenic ruined castle sits on the western side of Loch Ness, near to the village of Lewiston.
The castle dates back to the 13th to the 16th centuries. It has an interesting history havingplayed a part in theWars of Scottish Independencein the 14th century. It's a lovely place for a stroll with nice surfaced footpaths and steps to take you around the ruins. All the while there are splendid views over the famous loch to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the car parking area where you will also find the Lochview cafe. The cafe is a nice place to enjoy some refreshment after your exercise.
You can continue your walking around the castle by heading north to explore the AbriachanForest where you'll find miles of peaceful woodland trails.
Just to the west there's the village of Drumnadrochit where you can pick up the Affric Kintail Way. The long distance trail can be followed west to visit the wonderful Glen Urquhart.

Postcode

IV63 6XJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Urquhart Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1936169

Urquhart Castle

Trebuchet at Urquhart Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2419973

Trebuchet at Urquhart Castle

The grounds of Urquhart Castle as seen from the castle - geograph.org.uk - 2423467

The grounds of Urquhart Castle as seen from the castle

The Jacobite Queen berthing at Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness - geograph.org.uk - 2419937

The Jacobite Queen berthing at Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

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