Drumnadrochit Visitors Guide
Drumnadrochit located at the head of Urquhart Bay on the northern shore of Loch Ness, The village is surrounded by the glens, Glen Urquhart and Glen Moriston, as well as the Great Glen that reaches across from Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west,The Great Glen Way runs for 73 miles along the Great Glen from Fort William to The Capital of the Highlands Inverness
Drumnadrochit is a great location for exploring the Highlands, rich in legends and the mysteries, a convenient centre for touring, walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, golfing or horse riding, here you will find the largest and best known loch in the Great Glen, Loch Ness, popular with Loch Ness monster hunters, the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition is about Loch Ness, and the world famous Nessy, explore Urquhart Castle, a classic romantic ruin jutting out into the loch, it is close to the village of Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. In the 500 years or so of being a medieval castle, Urquhart has played several important roles and been a popular recurring feature in a bloody and turbulent Scottish history, Seized after Edward I's invasion of Scotland, reclaimed by Robert the Bruce in the 14th century, the Castle was repeatedly attacked during the 15th and 16th centuries by the MacDonald Lords of the Isles, until 1692 when the Castle was largely destroyed in the fight between the Williamite and Jacobite groups.
Today the ruin of the castle can be found in slopes underneath the A82. Urquhart Castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland
In Drumnadrochit on the village green,which is turned yellow by daffodils in spring, you can find a stunning model formed by miniature hedges and plants of Urquhart Castle there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min, you can drive to Drumnadrochit the road is well established but can get busy the the season, in any direction always allow for extra time as the region, it is very popular with tourists.
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