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Ruins of Urquhart Castle near the waters of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland
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Urquhart Castle - Strone Point, Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle - or what's left of it - sits on the shore overlooking the waters of Loch Ness at Strone Point.

Strone Point 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 Links:

Chatelaines' Scottish Castles
Loch Ness Guide - Castles
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