Urquhart Castle - A Timeless Place

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View of the Tower House upon Loch Ness.
When I was on my tour of the UK in 1989. I took a side trip to Loch Ness. What's a trip to Scotland without looking for Nessie? Right? The ultimate site however, was the fantastic views of Urquhart Castle I encountered. As a child in the States, I remember countless books, articles, picutres, even TV episodes of "In Search Of..." dedicated to the Loch Ness monster. Most always, Urquhart Castle was seen in the background of the murky black and white images.  Not the rich colors and contrasts  of grass, stone and water. It impressed me greatly. My favorite picture was taken there on the grounds. The image of the dovecot and North Tower House backdropped by the Loch. A simple photo really, by I truely enjoy it. Urquhart Castle is situated along Loch Ness not far from the town of Drumnadrochit, where a Loch Ness Monster exhibit draws thousands every year.  The castle is actually closer to a small place called Strone. Not to be  confused with it's larger namesake to the south! So be careful when you Google. The whole thing was almost magical. Mist shrouded the loch when we arrived, so it was a little overcast and added to the mystery of the place. It's still hard to put into words even after all these years, of what I felt. It was just wonderful. If you ever get the chance, go. 
Isabetlog says:
I love castles, it's too bad I passed this up when I went to Scotland last year. Castle ruins have a different charm though, it's like grieving for a grandparent you never met. Maybe I would've made it a point to go had I read your blog earlier :)
Posted on: Jul 08, 2008
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View of the Tower House upon Loch …
View of the Tower House upon Loch…
Roadside view of Loch Ness. Urquha…
Roadside view of Loch Ness. Urquh…
Urquhart Castle sits at the backgr…
Urquhart Castle sits at the backg…
Urquhart Castle ruins at Loch Ness.
Urquhart Castle ruins at Loch Ness.
The mote bridge and Tower House of…
The mote bridge and Tower House o…
The North Tower House of Urquhart.
The North Tower House of Urquhart.
Window in the Noth Tower House ove…
Window in the Noth Tower House ov…
The dovecot and Tower House of Urq…
The dovecot and Tower House of Ur…
Signage depicting Urquhart Castle …
Signage depicting Urquhart Castle…
Rendering by David Walker (1961) o…
Rendering by David Walker (1961) …
View to the South Tower House.
View to the South Tower House.
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