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TITLE
Urquhart Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P016
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
F Valentine and Sons
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31328
KEYWORDS
Castle Urquhart
castles
Urquhart
Loch Ness
highlands
archaeology
Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle stands on a rocky promontory overlooking Loch Ness just over a mile east of Drumnadrochit.

The present ruin is an early 17th century tower, but the site dates back to the Iron Age. The Comyns owned the castle in the 13th century and it was occupied by Edward I in 1296 and 1303. The castle was regularly attacked by the MacDonalds of the Isles. It was occupied by Covenanters in 1645 and by Jacobites in 1689. It was destroyed in 1691 by the government to prevent it being used as a Jacobite stronghold again. Castle Urquhart is currently maintained by Historic Scotland on behalf of the government.

This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)

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Urquhart Castle

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1890s

Castle Urquhart; castles; Urquhart; Loch Ness; highlands; archaeology

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Urquhart Castle stands on a rocky promontory overlooking Loch Ness just over a mile east of Drumnadrochit. <br /> <br /> The present ruin is an early 17th century tower, but the site dates back to the Iron Age. The Comyns owned the castle in the 13th century and it was occupied by Edward I in 1296 and 1303. The castle was regularly attacked by the MacDonalds of the Isles. It was occupied by Covenanters in 1645 and by Jacobites in 1689. It was destroyed in 1691 by the government to prevent it being used as a Jacobite stronghold again. Castle Urquhart is currently maintained by Historic Scotland on behalf of the government.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)