Scottish castles are buildings that combine fortifications and residence, built within the borders of modern Scotland.

Find further information on visiting some castles during your time in Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle

edinburgh castle

From magnificent city landmarks to mysterious ruins, Scotland is bursting with fascinating castles to visit. Built for strength and protection, their main purpose was to withhold enemy attacks and keep their occupants safe - needless to say each castle has seen plenty of dramatic stories unfold over the centuries!

Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire

kelburn castle

Explore the great Scottish castles that everyone wants to visit, find your own hidden gem amongst Scotland's quirkier castles or head to the Highlands to explore a majestic historic fortification, set amongst landscapes that will take your breath away.

Caerlaverock Castle, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire

caerlaverock castle

One of Scotland’s great medieval castles with an impressive twin-towered gatehouse and a moat.

Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen

balmoral castle

Balmoral has been one of the residences for members of the British Family since 1852. Purchased privately by Prince Albert consort to Queen Victoria, they remain the private property of the royal family.

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