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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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House of The Binns (NTS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA

The House of the Binns has been the home of the Dalyells since 1612. It has a collection of portraits and china.

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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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Castle of Old Wick (HS)

Wick, Caithness, KW1 5

The ruins of the Castle of Old Wick are dramatically located on top of steep cliffs overlooking the sea. The simple…

St Andrews Castle (HS)

St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR

This cliff top castle, sited dramatically overlooking the North Sea, and protected by a rock cut moat, was the secure…

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Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS)

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER

The oldest part of this romantic castle dates from the 13th century.

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS)

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

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Craigievar Castle (NTS)

Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

This fairytale-like castle is one of the most perfect tower houses of its period in Scotland.

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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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Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, IV12 5RD

Cawdor Castle, one of Scotland's most outstanding stately homes, has a magical name which is romantically linked with…

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Kilchurn Castle (HS)

Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AF

Beneath towering mountains at the top of Loch Awe is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland.

Aberdour Castle and Garden (HS)

Burntisland, Fife, KY3 0SL

Aberdour is a wonderful example of how a medieval castle could be extended and modified over several centuries.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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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Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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Traquair House

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Spanning over a thousand years of Scottish history and still a family home.

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1 Broughty Castle Museum (HS) Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF 3 stars
2 House of The Binns (NTS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA 4 stars
3 Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
4 Castle of Old Wick (HS) Wick, Caithness, KW1 5
5 St Andrews Castle (HS) St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR 4 stars
6 Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER 4 stars
7 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
8 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
9 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
10 Cawdor Castle Cawdor Castle, Nairn, IV12 5RD
11 Kilchurn Castle (HS) Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AF
12 Aberdour Castle and Garden (HS) Burntisland, Fife, KY3 0SL 4 stars
13 Dumbarton Castle (HS) Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ 4 stars
14 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
15 Traquair House Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW 5 stars

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