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Balfour Castle
Shapinsay, Orkney
Balfour Castle
Balfour Castle is the most northerly Castle hotel in the world. It is located on the south west of the island of Shapinsay in Orkney. Balfour Castle was the summer house of the Balfour family and was designed by David Bryce an Edinburgh architect.... Read more >
Muness Castle
near Muness, Shetland Islands
Muness Castle
Muness Castle is the most northerly castle in Scotland located in the south east corner of Unst, Shetland. Muness is a ruined storey z-plan castle with circular corner towers. The remaining two corners of the castle have remains of corbelling that... Read more >
Scalloway Castle
near Scalloway, Shetland Islands
Scalloway Castle
Scalloway Castle is located in Scalloway, Shetland. The tower house has been restored, but the surrounding walls and buildings have gone. The tower has corbelling on the corners. Inside, the ground floor has a vaulted store, now used as an... Read more >