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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

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'.

Dumbarton Castle (HS)

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ

Spectacularly sited on a volcanic rock, the site of the ancient capital of Strathclyde.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Brodie Castle (NTS)

Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE

Set in parkland, Brodie Castle is old but the family association with the area is even older. The Brodies were first…

House of Dun and Garden (NTS)

Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ

A beautiful Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, with a collection of family portraits, furniture and porcelain…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest…

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Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)

Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th century round a courtyard.

Lochleven Castle (HS)

Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF

A 16th century tower on an island in Loch Leven. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for almost a year in 1567.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

To many people, on their first sight of this glorious medieval castle, it can seem foreboding, and certainly its history...

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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

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

Tolquhon Castle (HS)

Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP

An early 15th century tower, expanded in the 1580s.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Eilean Donan Castle

Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX

Perhaps the most scenic of Scotland's castles.

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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

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire.

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1 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
2 Scotstarvit Tower (HS) Nr. Cupar, Fife, Scotland, UK
3 Dumbarton Castle (HS) Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ 4 stars
4 Brodie Castle (NTS) Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE
5 House of Dun and Garden (NTS) Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ 4 stars
6 Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
7 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
8 Lochleven Castle (HS) Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF 4 stars
9 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
10 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
11 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
12 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
13 Eilean Donan Castle Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX 4 stars
14 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
15 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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