Urquhart Castle Overlooking Loch Ness in Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Encircle Photos

14 Urquhart Castle Overlooking Loch Ness in Scottish Highlands, Scotland

This view of Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness makes it easy to see why this site was selected to build a citadel during the 6th century. In 1233, Alan Durward was granted the land by Alexander III, King of the Scots. He was the first to begin building the current Urquhart Castle. The fortress was the scene of several expansions, battles and owners until it was purposefully destroyed in 1692 by William of Orange’s army to prevent it from being used during the Jacobite risings (1689 – 1759).

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