Beautiful Scottish Castles You Can Visit

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie

If you are travelling to Skye via the Skye Bridge, the chances are you will pass this castle, which is one of the most atmospheric in all of Scotland, making it the country's most photographed.

Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire

Hidden away in the Aberdeenshire countryside, where castles are almost as common as people.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is like the capital's very own queen – sat upon her volcanic throne, surveying her subjects at all times.

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

The story goes that a piper and his dog were tasked with entering the cave below the castle to put to rest fears that locals had regarding a ghost, but were never seen again.

Ballindalloch Castle, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire is known as castle country – they are seemingly everywhere – which is why fortresses such as this often get overlooked.

Stirling Castle, Stirling

This castle, located between the Highlands and the Lowlands, was once so integral to the swing of power in the country that it was said ‘he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland’.

Inveraray Castle, Argyll

The seat of Clan Campbell, and home to the Duke of Argyll, Inveraray was built in a Neo-Gothic style and commands respect from all who set eyes on her.

Floors Castle, The Borders

If Aberdeenshire is home to Scotland's highest concentration of castles, then the Borders must be home to its 'big houses' or stately homes.

Glamis Castle, Angus

The playwright aside, with a redbrick exterior and Scottish Baronial architecture, Glamis, which was also the childhood home of The Queen Mother.

Duart Castle, Mull

This once formidable fortress is one of the first things you see as you arrive by ferry from Oban to Mull.

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