Castle Urquhart is situated on the banks of Loch Ness, with magnificent views across the Great Glen towards Inverness and Fort Augustus. Throughout its long existence, the castle has been an important strategic stronghold for anyone wishing to control the area, including both Robert the Bruce and Oliver Cromwell’s armies. The history of the castle is steeped in conflict, but this accounts for only part of the now ruined state. It was deliberately blown up in 1692 to prevent it falling into Jacobite hands. The castle’s turbulent past and the surrounding romantic landscape combine to make this one of the most popular beauty spots in Scotland. Cameron’s print shows the austere ruins set in the now peaceful valley, with its majestic tower reflected in the still, unbroken waters of Loch Ness.