Castles in Scotland

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Castles in Scotland

  • Description of Castles in Scotland
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  • List of Castles in Scotland and Locations
  • Eilean Donan - Balmoral - Sween - Edinburgh
  • Bothwell - Dirleton - Alloa Tower - Stirling
  • Craigmillar - Tolquhon - Eilean Donan 
 
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There are many castles in Scotland which have been renovated and are now operating as hotels, including the famous Culzean Castle or Skibo Castle. Details of these castle hotels in Scotland can be accessed from the following link:

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Castles in Scotland

List of Castles in Scotland and Locations
The following list of Castles in Scotland is not exhaustive but indicates the vast range of Medieval and Renaissance castles and ruins that can be found in Scotland including the Tower House Castles, L Shaped Castles and the romantic fairy tale castles. The century that the castles were built indicates the probable style and architecture of the castle which is detailed on the Scottish Castles page. 

Castles in Scotland and Locations 
Name of Castles in Scotland
Century 
Description of Castles in Scotland 
Aberdour Castle 
11th 
Aberdour, Fife - built in the 11th century 
Alloa Tower
14th
Alloa in central Scotland
Ballindalloch Castle 
16th 
Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Northern Scotland 
Balgonie Castle 
14th 
Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland 
Balmoral 
14th 
Aberdeenshire, Scotland 
Balvenie Castle 
13th 
Dufftown, Moray, Northern Scotland  
Bedlay 
16th 
North Lanarkshire, Scotland 
Braemar Castle 
16th 
Aberdeenshire, Scotland 
Brodie  
16th 
Moray region of Scotland 
Brodick Castle 
 
Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland 
Bardowie 
16th 
East Dunbartonshire, Scotland 
Blackness Castle 
15th 
Blackness, Scotland, overlooking the Firth of Forth 
Bothwell Castle 
13th 
South Lanarkshire, Scotland 
Brechin  
13th 
Brechin, Angus, Scotland 
Broughty Castle 
15th 
Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland 
Caerlaverock  
11th 
Caerlaverock, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway 
Cardoness Castle 
15th 
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway 
Carnasserie 
16th 
Argyll and Bute, western Scotland 
Castle Campbell 
15th 
Central Scotland 
Castle Fraser 
15th 
Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 
Castle Stalker  
15th  
Appin, Argyll & Bute  
Castle of St. John
16th 
Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway
Claypotts 
16th 
Broughty Ferry, Dundee 
Closeburn 
14th 
Dumfries and Galloway 
Comlongon Castle 
15th 
Clarencefield, Dumfries 
Corgarff  
16th 
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire 
Craigievar 
16th 
Alford, Aberdeenshire 
Craigmillar Castle 
14th 
Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh 
Crathes Castle 
16th 
Banchory, Aberdeenshire 
Crichton 
14th 
Crichton, Pathhead, Midlothian 
Culzean Castle 
18th 
Maybole, Carrick, Ayrshire 
Dalhousie 
15th 
Bonnyrigg, south of Edinburgh 
Dean Castle 
15th 
Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire 
Delgatie Castle 
16th 
Turriff, in Aberdeenshire 
Dirleton 
13th 
Dirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian 
Doune Castle 
14th 
Doune, Stirling 
Drum 
13th 
Banchory, Aberdeenshire 
Drumlanrig Castle  
17th 
Thornhill, in Dumfries and Galloway  
Duart Castle
13th
Isle of Mull
Dudhope 
13th 
Dundee, Scotland 
Dunans 
18th 
Glendaruel in the Argyll and Bute 
Dunnottar Castle 
13th 
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire 
Dunstaffnage Castle 
13th 
Argyll and Bute 
Duntrune Castle 
12th 
Across Loch Crinan from the village of Crinan, Argyll, Scotland 
Edinburgh Castle 
12th 
Edinburgh 
Eilean Donan 
11th 
Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh 
Elcho Castle 
16th 
Perth, Scotland 
Falkland Palace 
13th 
Falkland, Cupar, Fife 
Finavon 
17th 
Forfar in Angus 
Castle Fraser 
16th 
Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 
Foulis 
14th 
Highland area of northern Scotland 
Fyvie Castle 
13th 
Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire 
Glamis 
 
Glamis 
Gylen Castle 
16th 
Kerrera in Argyll and Bute 
Haggs Castle  
16th 
Pollokshields, in Glasgow  
Hailes
13th
East Linton, East Lothian
Huntingtower Castle 
13th 
Huntingtowerfield, Perth, Perth & Kinross 
Huntly Castle 
15th 
Huntly, Aberdeenshire 
Inveraray 
18th 
Western Scotland 
Inverness Castle 
19th 
Overlooking the River Ness, in Inverness 
Kames 
14th 
Isle of Bute 
Kerelaw Castle 
 
West coast of Ayrshire 
Kellie Castle 
16th 
Pittenweem, Fife 
Kilchurn 
15th 
Near Lochawe, Argyll & Bute  
Kilmory Castle 
19th 
Argyll and Bute 
Kinloch 
19th 
Isle of Rum 
Kisimul Castle 
11th 
Castlebay on Barra, an island of the Outer Hebrides 
Lauriston 
19th 
Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh 
Law Castle 
15th 
Law Hill in West Kilbride 
Lews 
19th  
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 
Linlithgow Palace
14th
Kirkgate, Linlithgow, West Lothian
Lochranza Castle 
13th 
Isle of Arran 
Luffness 
13th 
Luffness, Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland 
Mains Castle 
16th 
Dundee 
Methven 
17th 
Methven, in Perth and Kinross 
Morton Castle 
14th 
Near Carronbridge, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway  
Muchalls Castle 
13th 
Kincardine and Mearns, Aberdeenshire 
Newark 
15th 
Port Glasgow, Inverclyde 
Portencross Castle 
14th 
West Kilbride 
Powrie Castle 
16th 
Dundee 
Roslin Castle (aka Rosslyn) Castle 
14th 
Roslin in Midlothian 
Rothesay Castle 
13th 
Isle of Bute 
St Andrews Castle 
14th 
The Scores, St Andrews, Fife 
Castle Stalker  
15th  
Appin, Argyll & Bute  
Castle Sween
14th
Loch Sween, near Tarbert, on the Kintyre peninsula
Skibo Castle 
12th 
Dornoch in Sutherland, Highland 
Stirling 
12th 
Esplanade, Stirling 
Tantallon 
14th 
North Berwick, East Lothian 
Teaninich 
16th 
Ross and Cromarty 
Threave 
14th 
Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway 
Tioram Castle 
13th 
Cul Doirlinn, Acharacle, Highland 
Tolquhon 
15th 
Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire 
Urquhart  
11th 
Drumnadrochit, Inverness 
Wemyss 
13th 
West Wemyss in Fife 
Whittingehame 
15th 
East Lothian 
The Goblin Ha' or Hobgobin Ha'(Goblin Hall)  
11th  
Gifford in East Lothian  
Castles in Scotland and Locations 
Name of Castles in Scotland 
 
Description of Castles in Scotland 

List of Castles in Scotland and Locations
The above list of Castles in Scotland is not exhaustive but indicates the vast range of Medieval Castles and Renaissance castles that can be found in Scotland.

Castles in Scotland
The Castles in Scotland include some of the oldest and most famous castles in the World. The building of the magnificent Stone Castles in Scotland started in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England.  These magnificent Castles in Scotland took considerable time to build, requiring a significant labour force,  and they were expensive. The location of the stone castles in Scotland were carefully chosen for the most advantageous political and military purposes. Many castles in Scotland were built on the sites of existing fortresses and abbeys. For details of the architecture and building of Castles in Scotland please click the following link: 

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Castles in Scotland

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  • Castles in Scotland - Eilean Donan
  • Castles - Stirling
  • Castles - Balmoral
  • Castles - Edinburgh
  • Castles - Sween - the oldest standing castle in Scotland
  • Castles in Scotland - Bothwell
  • Castles - Dirleton
  • Castles - Alloa Tower
  • Castles - Craigmillar
  • Castles in Scotland - Tolquhon

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