The picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle that date back to 13th century offer a significant amount of history and an even greater amount of wonderful photo opportunities. There is also Loch Ness, dramatically overseen by the castle. (No, we did not see the monster.)
One of only a handful of non-whisky related destinations on our recent trip, the castle was a worthwhile stop for two photography enthusiasts. We took time to watch a 10-minute somewhat sketchy movie on the history of the castle and read though some of the informational stands positioned at various points on the grounds, but mostly looked for various perspectives to photograph the ruins and the lake. Here is a small sampling.
An extended gallery can be found in my Flickr photostream.