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Urquhart Castle by William Douglas Simpson

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Published by H.M.S.O. in Edinburgh .
Written in English

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Statementby W. Douglas Simpson ; revised by Craig Lindsay and Nicholas Reynolds.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 85/4759 (D)
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2676070M
ISBN 100114923213
LC Control Number85841304

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Situated on the north-western shore of Loch Ness, it offers visitors fascinating insights into its dramatic history and spectacular views over the world-famous Loch. Atmospheric beauty of Urquhart Castle It’s easy to fall in love with the atmospheric beauty of Urquhart Castle which sits on Strone Point, a rocky peninsula on Loch Ness. We recommend booking Urquhart Castle tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all Urquhart Castle tours on Tripadvisor/5(K).   The Scottish took Urquhart Castle back when Robert Bruce marched through the Great Glen in , taking the castles of Inverlochy, Urquhart and Inverness. In Urquhart was the only castle in the Highlands to withstand English attacks. Urquhart Castle overlooks Loch Ness from the rocky promontory that it dominates and upon which some famous names have set foot. St Columba may have visited around AD Adomnan, his biographer, tells of the saint’s encounter with a monster in the loch. Urquhart has a lively history.