Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Urquhart. You may be able to find further references to Urquhart in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Castle Urquhart ancient stronghold Bartholomew
Glenurquhart a finely-wooded glen Groome
Glenurquhart settlement with Post Office Bartholomew
Glen Urquhart glen Bartholomew
Urquhart and Glenmoriston a large parish Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Urquhart.

Place Type of entry Source
Bunloit hamlet Bartholomew
Lewiston village Bartholomew
Polmaily House seat Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Urquhart within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 2
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 2

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Drumnadrochit 0 2
Loch Ness 0 2
Boleskine 0 2
Foyers 0 2
Dores 0 2
Duntelchaig 0 2
Meall Fuar Mhonaidh 0 2
Stratherrick 0 1
Bona 0 2
Kiltarlity 0 2
Eskadale 0 2
The Aird 0 2
Dunlichity 0 2
Eilean Aigas 0 2
Beaufort Castle 0 2
Dochgarroch 0 2
Kirkhill 0 2
Kilmorack 0 2
Invermoriston 0 2
Glass 0 3