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Angus
Claypotts Castle
Edzell Castle
Argyll
Castle Stalker Castle Stalker, or Stalcaire in Gaelic, is a stocky stone keep on an island in Loch Laich, part of Loch Linnhe, and is overlooked by the small town of..
Doune Castle Doune Castle was built in the late 1300’s by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, brother to King Robert III of Scotland. It is believed that the castle may have..
Kilchurn Castle
Stirling Castle Perched on top of a volcanic rock overlooking the River Forth, Stirling Castle is one of the most impressive castles in..
the Clyde Valley
Dumbarton Castle Perched on top of a basalt rock, Dumbarton Castle by the town of Dumbarton in Scotland. Its position overlooking the Rivers Clyde and Leven made the site of..
Dumfries & Galloway
Caerlaverock Castle Caerlaverock Castle lies seven miles south of Dumfries, in the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve near where the River Nith flows into the Solway Firth in..
Cardoness Castle
MacLellan’s Castle
Morton Castle
Orchardton Tower
Threave Castle
Fife
Aberdour Castle
Castle Campbell Castle Campbell sits high and alone in the Ochil Hills, the hillsides plunging down at either side into the Burn of Sorrow and the Burn of Care in Dollar Glen…
Falkland Palace Falkland Palace is located west of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. From its position in the centre of Falkland village, it towers over the surrounding streets…
Kellie Castle
Ravenscraig Castle In contrast to many historic castles built primarily as places of residence, Ravenscraig Castle, or Ravensheuch as Sir Walter Scott called it in The Last Lay..
St Andrews Castle
Grampian
Auchindoun Castle
Ballindalloch Castle
Balvenie Castle
Castle Fraser Castle Fraser is located near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. It is the most elaborate Z-plan castle, also known as three-stepped or Scottish Baronial, in Scotland..
Corgarff Castle
Craigievar Castle
Crathes Castle Crathes Castle is an L-shaped 16th century castle situated near the Scottish town of Banchory in..
Delgatie Castle
Drum Castle Drum Castle, historic seat of Clan Irvine, is located 10 miles from the city of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is probably the oldest continuously..
Duffus Castle
Dunnottar Castle On an ancient outcrop of rock 160 feet high stands the historic Castle Dunnottar, looking down from the sheer cliffs upon jagged rocks dashed by a cold east..
Findlater Castle
Fyvie Castle
Glenbuchat Castle
Huntly Castle
Kildrummy Castle Kildrummy Castle, located near the town of Kildrummy in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is a ruined castle, with only the foundations and lower story walls remaining…
Rothes Castle
Spynie Palace
Tolquhon Castle
Lothian
Craigmillar Castle The oldest part of the Castle of Craigmillar still standing was built sometime during the late medieval period. Constructed upon a crag of rock on the crown..
Crichton Castle
Dirleton Castle
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle sits on top of a great shoulder of volcanic rock formed about 350 million years ago. Shored up on three sides by cliffs which make access to..
Hailes Castle
The Palace of Holyroodhouse 1128 According to legend King David 1st was attacked by a stag whilst hunting in grounds now known as Holyrood Park. He saw a cross (or rood) between the..
Linlithgow Palace Records tell of a royal castle and surrounding farm lands having been gifted by David I, 1124-1153, to the Canons of Holyrood Abbey. This castle, or more..
Tantallon Castle At its peak, Tantallon was one of the strongest fortifications in Scotland. It is still impressive and awe-inspiring even though large portions of it have..
the Highlands & Skye
Ardvreck Castle Ardvreck Castle, originally a stronghold of the MacLeod family, stands on a promontory jutting into Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland. All that remains of..
Castle Of Old Wick
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Castle Tioram
Eilean Donan Castle Considered to be one of the most beautiful in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle lies on an island at the meeting point of lochs Long, Duich and Alsh, across from..
Inverness Castle
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness forms part of the Great Glen carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age, and on the north bank stands Urquhart Castle. Its haunting ruins are a..
Perthshire
Huntingtower Castle Well preserved and with an unusual design the small Huntingtower Castle lies just outside and to the west of the city of Perth in Scotland. Originally two..
Lochleven Castle
Scone Palace Over 1500 years ago Scone was the capital and centre of the Pictish Kingdom. Despite the attempts by the Romans to defeat the Picts they were never successful..
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