• The Castles of Highlands & Sutherland

    Catalogue of Castles & Ancient Monuments with descriptions & locations

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Castles in the Highlands

List of Castles and historic houses located in the Highlands of Scotland


Dunbeath Castle

Originally a seat of Sinclair Clan and now inhabited. 19th century extensions to 17th century original. 

Dunrobin Castle

Scottish baronial castle that thinks it is a chateau on the Loire. One of a kind in Scotland and the ancestral home to the Dukes of Sutherland and family.

Eilean Donan Castle

One of the world's quintessential castles: Eilean Donan is familiar from films and stunning in its romantic location. Open daily.

Forse Castle

The castle stands on a peninsula about 50 metres above sea level overlooking the sea. It is surrounded on all sides by steep rocks and is cut off from the mainland by a natural ditch at the neck of the peninsula. It was inhabited until 1600s and is now ruined.

Girnigoe & Sinclair Castle

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is located about 3 miles north of Wick on the east coast of Caithness.. It is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair. It is a ruin in spectacular position on the coast facing north.

Inverness castle

The city is dominated by its red sandstone castle. Built in 1834, this Victorian edifice is very much the new kid on the block in terms of Scottish castles.

Mingary Castle

Impressive once ruined castle near Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan in windswept impressive location. Now restored into a small beautiful hotel with 10 bedrooms which opened in 2016

Erchless Castle

L Plan castle near Struy near Glen Affric and Beauly. Current building dates from 1600 with various Baronial additions over time.

Keiss Castle

Ruinous C16th castle near to Wick in Caithness. Its most striking characteristic is its position teetering on the efge of the cliff! Walk able or view from the beach. A  photographer's delight.

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