• Home
  • Our Heritage
  • Castles in Scotland

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.

Any information, errors or omissions are always gratefully received at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Brough Lodge

19th Century estate and house on Fetlar that could soon become a centre for Shetland culture and artistic creativity.

Caerlaverock Castle

This moated castle has been witness to two famous sieges and although ruined, it is still spectacular...

Canna House

National Trust owned and home to two wonderful enthusiasts for the Gaelic and western isles renaissance: John Lorne Campbell who owned Canna and his American born and musicicologist Margaret Fay Shaw.

Carleton Castle

Ruined castle half a mile inland from Lendalfoot beside a farmyard.

Carnasserie Castle

Tower house near Kilmartin in Argyll. Now ruined but with interesting renaissance details remaining and excellent position. Open in summer. Unmanned.

Carnban Castle

The castle is three miles west of Fortingall in Glenlyon. It's on the north side of the road above the bends and among the trees. It is largely ruined.

Carrick Castle

15th century tower house in a splendid position on Loch Goil. Privately owned and undergoing restoration..

Corse Castle

Z PLan 16th century castle from about 1581. Now ruinous. Visit with care

Corsindae House

Privately owned 16th century L Plan house with later additions. Harled & whitewashed

Craigcaffie Tower

16 century tower that was bequested by Robert Bruce to illegitimate son, Neil and occupied by Neilsons and then Dalrymple of Stair. Now occupied again. Can be viewed in exterior.

Crombie Castle

Curious mishmash of a castle which is really two L plan house connected together from different periods

Doune Castle

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that is familiar to film buffs for its role in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Drochil Castle

Large fortified castle built by built by Regent Morton in 1581 but abandoned 1630. Listed and still impressive

Duffus Castle

Located 5 miles north-west of Elgin in Moray on the east coast of Scotland. This typical Norman castle was built in the 14th century on the site of an earlier wooden construction. Today you can walk across the cobbled causeway and explore the stone ruins. It is in the care of Historic Scotland.

SEARCH 30 WEBSITES FOR THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR STAY
SEARCH 30 WEBSITES FOR THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR STAY