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Fyvie Castle (NTS)

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

Superb castle, dating from 13th century, with rich portrait collection, an equally fine collection of arms and armour, and…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Dunstaffnage Castle (HS)

By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ

A very fine 13th century castle, built on a rock. Nearby are the ruins of a chapel with beautiful architectural detailing.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Castle Stalker

Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK

This spectacular mid 16th century tower of the Stewarts of Appin stands on a small rocky island 100 yards off shore. ...

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Hermitage Castle (HS)

Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU

A vast eerie fortress, at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Balmoral Castle

Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB

The Highland holiday home of the Royal Family since 1852. Exhibitions of paintings, artwork and royal tartans.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Ardkinglas House

Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BG

The present house at Ardkinglas was completed in the autumn of 1907 after a miraculously short construction period of…

Spynie Palace (HS)

Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ

Residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686. Massive tower with spectacular rooftop views over Spynie…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Urquhart Castle (HS)

Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ

One of the largest castles in Scotland, Urquhart sits on a rocky promontory on the shores of Loch Ness.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Edinburgh Castle (HS)

Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

With its magnificent buildings, exhibitions and museums the castle is deservedly Scotland's premier attraction.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Inverlochy Castle (HS)

Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33

A fine well-preserved 13th century castle of the Comyn family.

Newark Castle (HS)

Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH

An elegant and virtually intact castle with views over the Firth of Clyde.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Falkland Palace and Garden (NTS)

Cupar, Fife, KY15 7BU

The Royal Palace of Falkland, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Balvenie Castle (HS)

Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH

A fine 13th century castle, added to in the 15th and 16th centuries. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Cardoness Castle (HS)

Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH

This 15th century tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Blackness Castle (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH

Built in the 1400s and strengthened in the 16th century,Blackness has been a royal residence, prison and armaments depot.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
1 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
2 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
3 Castle Stalker Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK
4 Hermitage Castle (HS) Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU 4 stars
5 Balmoral Castle Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB 5 stars
6 Ardkinglas House Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BG
7 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
8 Urquhart Castle (HS) Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ 5 stars
9 Edinburgh Castle (HS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NG 5 stars
10 Inverlochy Castle (HS) Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33
11 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
12 Falkland Palace and Garden (NTS) Cupar, Fife, KY15 7BU 3 stars
13 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
14 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
15 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars

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