Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is a ruined castle that is situated on a headland overlooking Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It remains an impressive sight despite being in ruins as it was once one of Scotland’s largest castles.

Originally built in the 13th century it fell into ruin after it was abandoned in the 17th century. It figured prominently during the Scottish Wars of Independence in the 14th century and has quite a bloody past.

Today, the castle is a popular attraction for visitors. Open throughout the year, the castle has a visitor centre with an exhibition of Urquhart’s history, as well as all facilities, a café, gift shop and plentiful parking. More information can be found here:

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 21.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 18.8℃ with wind speed 0.5 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NE)

Urquhart weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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