What a wonderful day we had last Wednesday on our trip to Urquhart Castle. We learned so much about the history of the Castle and really enjoyed being able to investigate some ancient artifacts such as old coins, chain mail armour, leather sandals and wooden clogs.
We started our visit in the cinema watching a short film about the history of the Castle and then we were taken outside by our Guide Graham who showed us a real Trebuchet (Siege weapon) and walked us around the castle while he explained what each part would have been.
Investigating a table of ancient artifacts and interacting with the museum exhibits was very interesting and fun. We then made our way back outside for a picnic on the grass bank followed by some circle games to work off our lunch.
Finally we all took turns climbing up the spiral staircase to the top of the tower where we could see for miles up and down Loch Ness. Nessie wasn’t about that day.