Photographer's Note

One of the largest castles in Scotland, Urquhart is on a rocky promontory on the shores of Loch Ness. A situation of strategic importance for those who wanted to control the Great Valley - The road connecting southern Argyll and Inverness-west and north-east.
There has been a castle here since the 13th century. Besieged and often attacked for possession many times, there is little trace of the original fortifications.
The castle served briefly as a barracks in the 1690s. When the troops left, they blew up some buildings to ensure that the castle would never again become an untouchable fortress.

I could not visit the Highlands without stopping at Loch Ness, but honestly, this is far from being the most beautiful loch in Scotland. The castle at least is worth the visit, just for its location ...

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Additional Photos by Philippe Bt (Bartleby) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1512 W: 181 N: 1538] (13552)
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