Castle - Strone Point, Loch Ness
|Urquhart Castle - or what's left of
it - sits on the shore overlooking the waters of Loch Ness at
has been a point of strategic importance since the Iron Age and
Urquhart Castle has been changing hands between the English and
the Scots for well over 400 years since it's construction.
Finally, over 2 centuries ago, it was finally
destroyed with gunpowder explosives at the end of the 17th Century
in order to prevent Urquhart Castle from falling into the hands
of the Jacobite Uprising.
Urquart Castle suffered
further damage during a violent storm in the 18th Century, which
caused the south-western wall of the castle's remains to collapse
- the rubble sliding forever into the murky waters of Loch Ness...
|Today the Castle is
a popular tourist attraction (including a new environmentally
friendly and state of the art underground visitor centre)!
Read more about Urquhart Castle at the Loch
Ness Guide Web Site, or try some of these Urquhart Castle