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Opening times

Apr to Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm
Last entry 5.15pm

Daily, 9.30am to 5pm
Last entry 4.15pm

Nov to Mar:
Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Last entry 3.45pm



Prices and opening times


Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £9.00
Child aged 5-15: £5.40
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £7.20

Please show membership card when purchasing Jacobite Cruise tickets to ensure Urquhart Castle entrance fee is deducted.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Young Scot Card Holder Offer

To celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, our sites across Scotland are lowering their drawbridges and opening their gates and offering £1 entry to Young Scot card holders. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on arrival at the site (a valid Young Scot card must be shown).

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April to September:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm
Last entry 5.15pm

Daily, 9.30am to 5pm
Last entry 4.15pm

November to March:
Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Last entry 3.45pm

New Year’s Day (1 January): 11am to 4.30pm


25 and 26 December

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

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