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Achnacarry Castle
between Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig, Highland
Achnacarry Castle
The castle is located on a narrow stretch of land between Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig. The castle was burnt down in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden. After about 50 years in ruins, Achnacarry was rebuilt under Donald Cameron in 1802 as a Scottish... Read more >
Ackergill Tower
near Wick, Highland
Ackergill Tower
Ackergill Tower (also known as Ackergill Castle) is located in Wick, Caithness. The castle was originally a five storey tower house. It has now been converted to a luxury hotel and business venue. There are 25 bedrooms, with 17 in the Castle, the... Read more >
Ardtornish Castle
near Lochaline, Morvern, Highland
Ardtornish Castle
Ardtornish Castle is located on a promontory a mile south-east of the village of Lochaline, on the west coast of Scotland. The castle now in ruins was made of dressed basalt blocks. The south wall contains an arched window added during a minor... Read more >
Ardvreck Castle
Loch Assynt, Sutherland, Highland
Ardvreck Castle
Ardvreck Castle ruins can be reached by driving along the A837 which follows the north shore of Loch Assynt from the village of Inchnadamph Ardvreck Castle is built on a rocky promontory on Loch Assynt in Sutherland, North West Highlands of... Read more >
Carbisdale Castle
near Culrain, Highland
Carbisdale Castle
Carbisdale Castle is located on a hill above the Kyle of Sutherland in Ross & Cromarty in the Highlands. The castle was built by the Duchess of Sutherland. In 1945 the Castle was given to the Scottish Youth Hostels Association (SYHA) and set up as a... Read more >
Castle Leod
near Strathpeffer, Ross_shire
Castle Leod
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Castle of Mey
near East Mey, Caithness
Castle of Mey
The Castle of Mey (formerly known as Barrogill Castle) is situated in Caithness on the north coast of Scotland. It is about six miles west of John o' Groats. In clear weather there are views north to the Orkney Islands. The castle was purchased... Read more >
Castle Sinclair and Girnigoe
Noss, near Wick, Caithness
Castle Sinclair and Girnigoe
Castle Sinclair and Girnigoe is a castle located on a rocky promontory jutting out into Sinclair Bay about 3 miles north of Wick on the east coast of Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair. The castle,... Read more >
Castle Stuart
near Newton, Highland
Castle Stuart
Castle Stuart is located on the Moray Firth near Inverness, about 20 minutes drive from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. The castle was completed in 1625.The current owner, Charles Stuart, spent 15 years renovating the castle, which had been roofless,... Read more >
Castle Tioram
Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Highland
Castle Tioram
Castle Tioram is a ruined castle located on the tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber, Scotland. Castle Tioram is pronounced "Chee-rum" and is derived from the Gaelic "Caisteal Tioram" meaning "dry castle". The castle is the... Read more >
Cawdor Castle
near Inverness, Highland
Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Castle is a tower house in the parish of Cawdor, about 10 miles east of Inverness and 5 miles southwest of Nairn. The castle has evolved over 600 years. Additions made in the 17th century were all built with slated roofs and crow-stepped... Read more >
Dalcross Castle
near Inverness, Highland
Dalcross Castle
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Dornoch Castle
Dornoch, Highland
Dornoch Castle
Dornoch Castle is situated in the town of Dornoch about 40 miles north of Inverness. It is located opposite the 12th century Dornoch Cathedral. The castle was built in the 15th Century. The castle now offers luxury accommodation. It has 21 ensuite... Read more >
Dunrobin Castle
near Golspie, Sutherland, Highland
Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle is on the east coast of the Northern Highlands overlooking the Moray Firth, just north of the villages of Golspie and Dornoch. It is the largest castle in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of... Read more >
Duntulm Castle
near Duntulm, Highland
Duntulm Castle
Duntulm Castle is a ruined castle near the village of Duntulm. on the north coast of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The last masonry wall fell in 1980 during a storm. The vaulted basements are intact. The ruins of the castle are in poor condition. Read more >
Eilean Donan Castle
near Dornie, Highland
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is situated on a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland about half a mile from the village of Dornie. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge. Eilean Donan is named after St. Donan, a Celtic... Read more >
Foulis Castle
near Evanton, Ross_shire
Foulis Castle
Foulis Castle is situated about 1.5 miles southwest of the village of Evanton and 4 miles north east of Dingwall in the Highland area of northern Scotland. The castle has been the seat of the Clan Munro for over eight hundred years. It is open by... Read more >
Glenborrodale Castle
near Glenborrodale, Highland
Glenborrodale Castle
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Invergarry Castle
Invergarry, Highland
Invergarry Castle
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Inverlochy Castle
Near Fort William, Highland
Inverlochy Castle
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Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Torlundy, Fort William, Highland
Inverlochy Castle Hotel
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Inverness Castle
Inverness, Highland
Inverness Castle
Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness, in Inverness, Scotland. The red sandstone castle now on the site was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. Today, it houses Inverness Sheriff Court. The Drum Tower houses an exhibition... Read more >
Kilravock Castle
Croy, near Inverness, Highland
Kilravock Castle
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Kinloch Castle
Isle of Rum, Highland
Kinloch Castle
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Kinlochaline Castle
Morvern, Highland
Kinlochaline Castle
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Lochindorb Castle
near Grantown-on-Spey, Highland
Lochindorb Castle
Lochindorb Castle is located on the Dava Moor about 6.5 miles north-west of Grantown-on-Spey, and south Forres, in the south-eastern part of the Scottish Highlands. The castle is built on a partly man-made island in a remote loch. The castle is now... Read more >
Mansfield Castle
Tain, Highland
Mansfield Castle
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Mingary Castle
near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Highland
Mingary Castle
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Moniack Castle
near Beauly, Highland
Moniack Castle
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Skelbo Castle
Sutherland, Highland
Skelbo Castle
Skelbo Castle is located on the mouth of Loch Fleet in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is an early Norman fortress of the motte and bailey type, with keep and courtyard wall dating from around the 14th century. The castle stands at the... Read more >
Skibo Castle
Dornoch, Highland
Skibo Castle
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Strome Castle
near Stromemore, Loch Carron, Highland
Strome Castle
Strome Castle is a ruin situated about four miles south of Lochcarron village on the shore of Loch Carron on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The castle stands on a rocky bluff surrounded by steep drops to the shore and sea on three sides.... Read more >
Tulloch Castle
Dingwall, near Inverness, Highland
Tulloch Castle
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Urquhart Castle
near Strone, Highland
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle is located on a headland overlooking Loch Ness in Scotland, near the village of Drumnadrochit (between Fort William and Inverness). It was one of the largest castles in medieval Scotland. Urquhart Castle is made up of two... Read more >