our directory of Castles in Scotland.
13th century fortified house with limited access in Fife.
Armadale Castle Gardens & Museum of the Isles is set amidst breathtaking milieu within the Peninsula of the Isle of Skye.
This Victorian castle is a stunning red sandstone structure, now fully restored and lived in by the owners.
Dating back to the 16th Century, this Castle is the family home of the MacPherson -Grants, lairds of Ballindalloch since 1546.
Balmoral is open to visitors since March 2008. The DVD theatre would give a real insight into the workings of this 150 year old highland estate.
A fine 13th century castle of enclosure with a curtain wall, first owned by the Comyns. Balvenie was added to in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Built in the 14th century and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress,Blackness castle is one of Scotland's most impressive strongholds.
The largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence.
The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.
Caerlaverock (Lark's Nest), Caerlaverock (Lark's Nest), one of Scotland's finest castles, is everyone's idea of a medieval fortress.
Cardoness Castle is the well-preserved ruin of a tower house dating back to the 15th, the erstwhile home of the McCullochs.
A handsome combined tower house and hall, home of John Carswell, first protestant bishop of the Isles, and translator of the first book printed in Gaelic.
Located at 3.5 miles south of Creetown, this castle is the delightful and well-preserved ruin of a four storied tower house of the C16th with C18th ranges of out-houses.
Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, this castle is set amidst a stunning locale.
The most elaborate Z-plan castle in Scotland, and one of the grandest Castles of Mar, Castle Fraser was built between 1575 and 1636 by the 6th laird, Michael Frase.
Some of the remnants of this castle may date back to the 12th century.
The Castle of St. John, also known as the Chapel or Stranraer Castle is located in the centre of Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway.
A wonderfully picturesque oblong tower islanded at the mouth of Loch Laich, which can only be reached by boat.
A wonderfully picturesque oblong tower islanded at the mouth of Loch Laich
Castle Sween is a late 11th or 12th Century Castle with later additions, probably the oldest stone castle on the Scottish mainland.
A fairytale castle that has been the home of the Thanes of Cawdor since its construction in 1370.
This 16th century tower house has circular towers at diagonally opposite corners, corbelled out to form overhanging cap houses.
A 16th Century tower house, converted into a barracks for Government troops in 1748 to control the smuggling of illicit whisky.
This fairytale-like castle, an example of the best of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire.
Nestled along the banks of the River Nethan, the oldest part of the castle dates back to the 16th century, a tower house built by Sir James Hamilton of Finnart.
The castle, dating back to the second half of the 16th century, is a stunning example of a tower house of the period.
It is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework in an Italian style added between 1581 and 1591.
Robert Adam converted a rather ordinary fortified tower house into this elegant bachelor residence for David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis, between 1777 and 1792.