Urquhart Castle

Book tickets

Getting here

Urquhart Castle
By Drumnadrochit
Near Inverness 
IV63 6XJ

National Grid reference: NH 530 285

Telephone: 01456 450 551

View Urquhart Castle on a Google map

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website. 

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Parking at Urquhart Castle

Please note, there is limited visitor parking available at Urquhart Castle. Parking for cars and coaches must be booked in advance. Parking for vehicles like campervans and mini buses cannot be booked in advance.

Car parking (vehicles under 4.5m in length)
Parking is free, but must be booked online in advance with your visitor ticket.

Larger vehicle parking (4.5-6m. For example, campervans and mini buses)
Larger vehicles should be parked in the area designated by the car park stewards. There is no booking facility for larger vehicles and availability is not guaranteed. Parking spaces for larger vehicles are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Coach parking
Coach parking is reserved for trade partners. Trade partners must reserve their spaces via their trade account or by contacting trade@hes.scot.

Arriving by boat

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

Let us know if you spot one of our sites in the wrong location. You can email digital@hes.scot.

Opening times

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

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)

Historic Scotland


Download our visitor app

Discover more on the go – the Historic Scotland app lets you find out about Scotland’s most iconic places wherever you are.

Plan your visit

More than 20 of our sites are now open. Please book your tickets in advance.

Become a member

Join Historic Scotland to visit our properties free of charge for a full year and support our work at the same time.

Hire a site for filming

Use one of our fantastic locations on your next shoot for an awe-inspiring backdrop to your work.

Learning visits

Our 300+ historic places serve as creative inspiration for all sorts of learning activities – and for learners of all ages.

Search our events

See the past brought to life by the imaginative year-round programme of events at our properties.