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Invergordon - Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle (half day)

Head south of Invergordon and Inverness today to the infamous Loch Ness for a chance to glimpse the Loch Ness Monster (perhaps!). Your first visit will be to the wonderful Urquhart Castle. A critical strategic stronghold in the highlands, positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, which would have been a main route through the Great Glen of the highlands. It’s chequered history came to a dramatic demise in 1692 when the castle was blown up to stop it falling into Jacobite hands!

What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins, surrounded on three sides by the cold deep waters of Loch Ness. An excellent new visitor’s centre offers exhibition, film show, shop and restaurant. Visit the Castle today with your guide to learn of it’s dramatic history that dates back in written records to the 1200s, but in archaeology and folklore right back to the Iron age and the Picts. Spend some time exploring at your leisure.

A few minutes from Urquhart is the little town of Drumnadrochit – home to the Loch Ness Lodge Visitor’s Centre. Enjoy a visit here to gain an insight into the history of the mythical Loch Ness Monster. Perhaps buy a souvenir or two to take home with you?

Photo opportunities today will be plentiful! Enjoy the drive back through the scenic Highlands and back to your awaiting ship in Invergordon.

Back to port

Tours in Invergordon

Dunrobin Castle
Cawdor Castle Brought Alive!
Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle
Glenmorangie Distillery

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images