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Scone Palace

Perth, PH2 6BD

A magnificent palace at the centre of Scottish history, with treasures from around the world.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Castle Fraser (NTS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD

One of the most spectacular of the Castles of Mar, this Fraser stronghold has a magnificent great hall, fine portraits and…

Crichton Castle (HS)

Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA

A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Culross Palace (NTS)

Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH

This delightful small royal burgh on the north shore of the Forth provides a striking introduction to Scottish domestic…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Elcho Castle (HS)

Rhynd, Perth, PH2 8QQ

A handsome and complete fortified mansion of 16th century, with three projecting towers.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Craignethan Castle (HS)

Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL

The last great private fortress to be constructed in Scotland, Craignethan was begun about 1530.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Holmwood House (NTS)

Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YG

Built for James Couper, mill owner, in 1857-58, Holmwood is possibly the finest domestic design by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 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

Scotstarvit Tower (HS)

Nr. Cupar, Fife, Scotland, UK

Renowned as the home of Sir John Scot, author of 'Scot of Scotstarvit's Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen'.

Muness Castle (HS)

Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A late 16th century tower house with circular towers. The northernmost castle in the British Isles.

MacLellan's Castle (HS)

Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

Built around 1570 by Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, this castle is based in the heart of Kirkcudbright.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Broughty Castle Museum (HS)

Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Stirling Castle (HS)

Stirling, FK8 1EJ

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most celebrated visitor attractions. Scotland's kings and queens held court here.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars
1 Scone Palace Perth, PH2 6BD 5 stars
2 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
3 Crichton Castle (HS) Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA 3 stars
4 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
5 Elcho Castle (HS) Rhynd, Perth, PH2 8QQ 4 stars
6 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
7 Holmwood House (NTS) Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YG 4 stars
8 Edinburgh Castle (HS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NG 5 stars
9 Scotstarvit Tower (HS) Nr. Cupar, Fife, Scotland, UK
10 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
11 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
12 Broughty Castle Museum (HS) Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF 3 stars
13 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
14 Inverness Castle Viewpoint Inverness, IV2 3EG
15 Stirling Castle (HS) Stirling, FK8 1EJ 5 stars

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