Urquhart Castle

By Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, IV63 6XJ

01456 450 551
 

Getting here

Urquhart Castle
By Drumnadrochit
Near Inverness 
IV63 6XJ

National Grid reference: NH 530 285

Telephone: 01456 450 551

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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.

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Opening times

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

Please note that the film theatre is closed until further notice and the shop will be closed on Thu 22 Feb. The castle will close at the earlier time of 3pm on Mon 18 Mar (last entry at 2pm)

Apr & Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

May & Jun:
Sun & Mon, 9.30am to 8pm (last entry 7.15pm)
Tues to Sat, 9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

Jul & Aug:
Fri to Mon, 9.30am to 8pm (last entry 7.15pm)
Tues to Thur, 9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

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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