Best Castles near Edinburgh

Best Edinburgh Castles-Linlithgow-Palace

Visit Edinburgh, and you’ll be hard-pressed not to visit its most famous historical castles, but why stick to the typical tourist trail just visiting Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse when there are so many more castles to see and enjoy? See where James V and Mary Queen of Scots were born, spend a night (or longer) … Read more

Best Castles Near Dundee

Blessed with one of the best locations in Scotland, Dundee sits on the northern shore of the Firth of Tay and is easily accessible from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The city is a UNESCO City of Design and has several excellent museums and galleries, as well as great restaurants and bars. However, it’s not just … Read more

Best Castles near Glasgow

The Scottish city of Glasgow is a bustling metropolis that seamlessly combines the old with the new and has an abundance of culture and charm that is just waiting to be discovered. Aside from the city itself having a lot to offer, there is also an array of gorgeous historic castles on the outskirts of … Read more

The Best Castles Near Loch Lomond

Best Scottish Castles INVERARAY-CASTLE

Scotland’s Loch Lomond is located in the center of the country and is an enormous Loch that attracts an abundance of tourists annually, both for its gorgeous natural landscape, as well as for its plethora of historic and fascinating castles. This list will highlight the best castles near Loch Lomond, as well as their key … Read more

Best Castles in the Highlands, Scotland

Castles in Scotland EILEAN-DONAN-CASTLE

See where the mighty clans of Scotland lived during the Middle Ages as you wander around the ruins of fairytale-like castles and visit the lavish family homes chock full of artifacts with plenty of legends bursting to be heard too. One thing’s for sure, the Highlands contains some of the most dramatic castles in Scotland, … Read more

Castle hotels near Edinburgh

Castles in Scotland EDINBURGH-CASTLE

Scotland is home to a near-endless list of castles. Many lie in ruins, mere shadows of their impressive former structures, though no less fascinating to explore. Others, though, have been carefully and expertly restored to resemble the magnificent structures they once were, both inside and out. These castles aren’t just for tours either – many … Read more

Best Castle Hotels in Scotland

In a country like Scotland, with its rich and romantic history of kings, queens, clans, and battles, you’d be surprised at how many castles are still standing in this beautiful land. Many have been reduced to ruins, but just as many have been restored to their former glory. As a visitor, you can even stay … Read more

A Guide to Doune Castle in Scotland – Outlander Filming Location

Doune Castle or Castle Leoch

Standing 8 miles north-west of the town of Stirling in Scotland, Doune Castle is a medieval fortification on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Reaching its present form in the late 14th century, Doune reflects contemporary ideas of what a royal castle should be, with ranges of buildings surrounding a central courtyard. The castle saw … Read more