Articles tagged with: castle

Ardstinchar Castle

Little survive to view of this 1450 Kennedy castle, only part of the keep some foundations. The castle was demolished in 1770 and the stone used to build a bridge.

Castle Holm, Shetland

Castle Holm stands on an islet in Loch Strom in Shetland connected to the surrounding land by a causeway which can only be crossed at low tide. Only low walls remain.

Craigievar Castle

Six miles south of Alford is one of the northeast's most gorgeous castles, the classic tower house of Craigievar, with its impressive turrets, balustrades and cupolas. Visitor guide to Craigevar Castle in Aberdeenshire. Includes useful info on history, and timings for visiting the castle.

Earlshall Castle Fife

16th C courtyard castle in excellent condition and worth visiting. Provately occupied but the gardens are open and it is possible to visit by small tour. Near RAF Leuchars.  The Garden designed by Sir Robert Lorimer with topiary lawn, for which Earlshall is renowned, rose terrace, croquet lawn with herbaceous borders, shrub border, box garden, orchard, kitchen and herb garden. 

Greenan Castle

Strikingly located 16th century tower house beside the beach which looks over the coastline. Owned by the Kennedy family. Now ruined but worth visiting along with Greenan Beach.

Invermark Castle

16th century tower style house in Angus Glens with interesting history. It was used by local people to protect themselves and their cattle from rustlers coming dow the glen to rustle.

Kilmartin Castle

Somewhat ruined 16th century Z-plan tower house just to the north of the village of Kilmartin. Probably built by Neil Campbell, Rector of Kilmartin 1574-1627 and later Bishop of Argyll and then was later owned by the Campbells before falling into ruin.

Midhope Castle

16th century unoccupied house near hopetoun house with farmyard behind. Can be walked around  and is worth a visit.

Dean Castle

Well preserved stronghold of the Boyd Family who were given these lands by the Bruce. The castle contains a 14thC keep and latrer 15thC palace block as well as later 17thC additions. The surrounding country park is open daily as well and makes day out with kids. The musical instrument collection is outstanding.

Frendraught Castle

Site of 13th century castle, which was torched in 1630. The present house dates from 1656, was remodelled in 1753, extended to 1790, and incorporates a small part of the old castle.

Innerpeffray Castle

15th century castle near Crieff now in picturesque and ruinous state. Well worth a visit to if you are nearby. Walk from the nearby and wonderful Innerpeffray Library. Located beside the River Earn.

Kilhenzie Castle

Once ruinous 16th century castle which was restored in C19th and is now a preivate residence still. Can be seen from the road and approached on foot.

Marlfield House

1700 mansion in good condition that was a hotel for a while but is now a private house again. The front door lock comes from Robert Adam's Calton Jail and the panelling in the hall from a cunard liner.