Popular tourist attraction that is undergoing sensitive restoration. The long time home of Sir Walter Scott
Articles in Category: Castles & Historic Houses of Scotland
A comprehensive list of castles, historic houses and monuments across Scotland from the grand and famous to the small and barely noticed including those fascinating sites that are now little more than scratches on the ground.
We will be mashing this data up with a number of different sources and trying to find connections between historical incident, clans and families of Scotland and local lore and chronicles.
A small tower-house, erected in 1614, comprising a rectangular main building surviving to 4ft maximum height, with a round tower at its NW angle, 10ft maximum height. The small size of the structure suggests that it was a hunting lodge of three or four storeys with garret.
16th century tower house near Balmoral/Crathie
Site of castles with no visible remains except for possible dungeon stones (1886)
15th Century tower in an absurdly remarkable position overlooking the sea near Wick. Now super chic boutique accommodation and castle hotel. You can stay or just have tea!
Impressive L Plan Tower of 4 storeys and with attic. Access is difficult. Also known as Auchinleck Castle
Historic home of the Graham family which is now at the centre of the University of Stirling
Georgian Mansion dating 1820, Category B listed and now rented out as posh self-catering or weddings. Lovely views over sea.
Ruined castle that stands on its own promontory overlooking Loch Assynt. Not as old as you might expect but with its wonderful position such a romantic castle...
Now home to Clan Donald centre and Museum of the Isles with various walking trails.
Privately owned Victorian Gothic castle near Eyemouth in the Scottish borders with "scandalous" recent history
16th Century tower house that has recently become a very smart rental home owned by descendant of Prime Minister Glasdstone.
L Plan Tower house that was derelict for a time before being rebuilt. Now occupied again.