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Shore Excursion: Loch Ness and Historic Urquhart Castle

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You will be met at the Port of Invergordon by your English Speaking Driver/Guide. Your tour will start with a drive through the scenic Highlands including Beauly, with its stunning scenery. There will be plenty of Photo opportunities here.

You will then head towards the infamous Loch Ness for a chance to glimpse the Loch Ness Monster (perhaps!). Your first visit will be to the wonderful Urquhart Castle: a critical strategic stronghold in the highlands, positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, which would have been a main route through the Great Glen of the highlands. Its chequered history came to a dramatic demise in 1692 when the castle was blown up to stop it falling into Jacobite hands!

What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins, surrounded on three sides by the cold deep waters of Loch Ness. Visit the Castle to learn of its dramatic history that dates back in written records to the 1200s, but in archaeology and folklore right back to the Iron Age and the Picts. Spend some time exploring at your leisure, souvenir shopping or taking wonderful photographs to savour those memories. You will then take a scenic drive back to Invergordon in plenty of time to meet your ship.

You will be met at the Port of Invergordon by your English Speaking Driver/Guide. Your tour will start with a drive through the scenic Highlands including Beauly, with its stunning scenery. There will be plenty of Photo opportunities here.

You will then head towards the infamous Loch Ness for a chance to glimpse the Loch Ness Monster (perhaps!). Your first visit will be to the wonderful Urquhart Castle: a critical strategic stronghold in the highlands, positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, which would have been a main route through the Great Glen of the highlands. Its chequered history came to a dramatic demise in 1692 when the castle was blown up to stop it falling into Jacobite hands!

What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins, surrounded on three sides by the cold deep waters of Loch Ness. Visit the Castle to learn of its dramatic history that dates back in written records to the 1200s, but in archaeology and folklore right back to the Iron Age and the Picts. Spend some time exploring at your leisure, souvenir shopping or taking wonderful photographs to savour those memories. You will then take a scenic drive back to Invergordon in plenty of time to meet your ship.

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Shore Excursion: Loch Ness and Historic Urquhart Castle

Activity Location

Lock Ness

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cruise port terminal

    invergordon IV18 0HD


Highlights

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

  • Beauly

  • Entrance tickets to Urquhart Castle are included

  • Inverness Free Time


Inclusions

  • English Speaking tour guide


Exclusions

  • Lunch, drinks


Know Before You Book

  • We recommend that you bring a jacket with you as the Highlands can sometimes experience a drop in temperature. Please also bring an umbrella, and wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps

  • The local currency is the British pound (GBP)

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.


Shore Excursion: Loch Ness and Historic Urquhart Castle ratings based on 1 Verified Review

Expedia-verified reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 16 Jun 2019

The trip was very nice. Beautiful scenery, comfortable coach. They were there the minute we got off the ship and were returned on time. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. I loved the experience.

Annett C

United States