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The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart’s remains include a tower house that commands splendid views of the famous loch and Great Glen ... see the guy on tower top. Urquhart witnessed considerable conflict throughout its 500 years as a medieval fortress and its history from the 13th to 17th centuries was particularly bloody. Following Edward I’s invasion, it fell into English hands and was then reclaimed and lost again. In the 14th century, it figured prominently in the Scots’ struggle for independence and came under the control of Robert the Bruce after he became King of Scots. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the castle and glen were frequently raided from the west by the ambitious Macdonald Lords of the Isles. It was destroyed in 1692 to prevent it from becoming a Jacobite stronghold. The castle was purchased by a Mr Chewett in the 1930s and in 2003 was donated by his widow to The National Trust for Scotland.

From an old shot taken in the summer of 1984 with film camera. Cleaned & adjusted with PS CS2. This shot was taken on a misty morning from a boat (called Jacobite Lady).

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