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Scottish Castles & Historic Buildings

A selection of castles and historic buildings in Scotland.
More will be added later this year.


Blair Castle at Blair Atholl in Perthshire is home to the Atholl Highlands - Britain's only private regiment. Open daily from April - October with extensive grounds, it is one of the most visited places in the area. Famous visitors over the years include: Edward III, James V, Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns

Blair Castle
Dunnottar Castle

Near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire is Dunnottar Castle which, although mostly a ruin, is spectacularly sited on a promontory of the cliffs jutting out into the North Sea.
Some shots for the movie 'Hamlet' by Zeffirelli, starring Mel Gibson were filmed here

Between Inverness and Nairn is Cawdor Castle, mentioned, incorrectly, in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' as home of King Duncan, but nevertheless a fascinating place to visit. Open May - mid October with forest trails. While in the area, also pay a visit to nearby Brodie Castle which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Cawdor Castle

Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle on the road to Skye is undoubtedly one of the most well known.

Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland is the historic seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. This beautiful castle with a French influence sits looking out across the North Sea and is well worth a visit. With 189 rooms, it is the largest house in the Northern Highlands. Reputed to be haunted! Open daily from April - October. Gardens open all year.


You can visit our members throughout the country:
Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders - Fife, Angus & Stirling - Perthshire & The Trossachs
Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands - Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn
Northern Highlands & Orkney - West Highlands & Skye - Aviemore & the Cairngorms
Argyll & Loch Lomond - Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway

Practical information including currency exchange rates, transport,
driving times, maps, weather, etc. is provided to assist you on our travel info page.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland!


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