Urquhart Castle



Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


For full information on parking, including coach, campervan and minibus parking please visit our getting here page.

There is a level, tarmac surfaced car park with accessible bays.

Please note, there is currently no access to the castle by private boat while we carry out repairs to the jetty. 

Approach to site

Visitors approach the visitor centre across the car park

Security and bag restrictions

For reasons of ease of movement, visitor safety and general security, suitcases and large rucksacks are not permitted in the castle.

We are unable to store luggage, prams, pushchairs or other personal items for visitors.

Ear Defenders

A limited number of adult and children’s ear defenders are available at this site. Please ask a member of staff if you want to borrow them.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visitors' dogs are not permitted at Urquhart Castle.

Visiting the site

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Image of one-way numbered route map for Urquhart Castle

  1. Staff here will control the flow of visitors, and can provide any additional assistance.

    Access to the shop, café and castle is down a steep tarmac ramp.

    There is an adapted toilet in this area.

  2. From the visitor centre, there is a steep tarmac path down to the castle and a bridge into the keep. There are paths throughout the castle, all in tarmac or bound gravel. 

  3. Visitors enter the castle through the gatehouse.

  4. The Grant Tower is accessed via wooden stairs.

  5. The Watergate is at the bottom of a sloped tarmac path and down a steep set of steps.

  6. The ruins of the early castle and dovecot are up a steep and stepped tarmac path.

  7. Benches are located around the site.

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Opening times

We recommend booking your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

The film theatre is closed until further notice.

Apr to Aug: Daily, 9.30am to 8pm (last entry 7pm)

Sept: Daily, 9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Oct: Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Nov to Mar: Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)

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