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MacLellan's Castle   

A castellated town house, complete except for its roof, built by the then provost of Kirkcudbright, Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, in the 1570s but probably never finished.

Neidpath Castle   

An authentic 14th century castle converted to a tower house (17th century), the erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families, set in a wooded gorge of the River Tweed.

Rothesay Castle   

A remarkable 13th-century castle, circular in plan, with a 16th-century forework.

St Andrews Castle   

The ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century.

Stirling Castle   

Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.

Tantallon Castle   

A remarkable fortification built by the Red Douglasses, on a promontory, with earthwork defences and a massive 14th-century curtain wall with towers.

Thirlestane Castle   

Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder, Thirlestane Castle has its origins in the 13th century.

Threave Castle   

A massive tower built in the late 14th century by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.

Torosay Castle & Gardens   

A visit to Torosay Castle and Gardens set on the magnificent Island of Mull is an experience not to be missed.

Blackness Castle   

Built in the 1440s, and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness became an ammunition depot in the 1870s.

Bothwell Castle   

The largest and finest 13th-century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence.

Brodick Castle   

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

Caerlaverock Castle   

This is one of the finest castles in Scotland. Its most remarkable features are the twin-towered gatehouse and the Nithsdale Lodging, a splendid Renaissance range dating from 1638.

Cardoness Castle   

The well-preserved ruin of a tower house of 15th-century date, the ancient home of the McCullochs.

Castle Campbell   

Formerly known as the ‘Castle of Gloom’, this castle is beautifully sited.

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Celtic Castles   

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Craignethan Castle   

In a picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan.

Crichton Castle   

A large and sophisticated castle, of which the most spectacular part is the range erected by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591.

Dundas Castle   

Dundas Castle is available for exclusive hire and can be booked for a wide variety of corporate events, team building activities and romantic Scottish weddings.

Edinburgh Castle   

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Edinburgh Castle   

This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre   

History, Beauty, Mystery, Adventure! The home and estate of the Earls of Glasgow. Have you explored The Secret Forest yet?

Kilchurn Castle   

A square tower, built by Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550. Much enlarged in 1693 it incorporates the first purpose built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe.

Lochranza Castle   

A fine tower house, probably a 16th-century reconstruction of an earlier building.

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