Scots Roots


Urquhart Castle
November 27, 2014, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags: ,

Urquhart CastleUrquhart, one of the largest castles in Scotland, is situated on Strone Point to the north-west of Loch Ness, near the entrance to Glen Urquhart.

Built between the 13th and the 16th centuries on the site of an earlier fortification, it was a royal castle until it was given to Clan Grant in 1509.

When the last soldiers marched out in 1692, they blew it up to prevent its use by Jacobite forces.

Urquhart Castle

 

To see more, please click on Scottish Castles.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: