Castles in East Lothian

Preston Tower

There are three Lothians in Scotland – west, mid, and east. They lie around the capital city of Edinburgh. The historic county of East Lothian’s major attraction is its stunning 40 miles of coastline between Musselburgh and Dunbar. Due to its proximity to the English border, many bloody battles and royal landmarks have taken place … Read more

Castles in Aberdeenshire

Dunnottar Castle - best castles in Aberdeenshire

Dominating the northeast corner of Scotland, this large county has plenty to get excited about. Aberdeenshire is home to stunning coastlines, rolling hills, and towering mountains in the Cairn Gorm National Park. Aberdeenshire is also known as Scotland’s Castle Country. There are more castles per acre than any other part of the UK in this … 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. It gets some of the highest sunshine hours of any Scottish city – although it still sees lots of rain too. The city is a UNESCO … Read more

Best Castles in Ayrshire County

Greenan Castle one of the best castles to visit in Ayrshire

Located on the southeast coast of Scotland, Ayrshire is probably best known as the home of one of Scotland’s most famous sons – the poet Robert Burns. It’s also where you’ll be able to sample delicious fresh seafood, see where Vikings once landed, and play golf; there are more than 50 golf courses in Ayrshire. … Read more

Haunted castles in Scotland

Edinburgh Castles-Blackness-Castle

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. As well as being known for traditions such as haggis and the Loch Ness Monster, its castles are one of its most popular features. With more than 2,000 castles – ranging from the fairytale, turret-laden masterpieces to imposing fortresses – each has its own … Read more

Best Castles near Inverness

Best Scottish Castles DUNROBIN-CASTLE

Νestled in the depths of the luscious Scottish Highlands, lies the magnificent city of Inverness; with the famous Loch Ness on its doorstep, and an array of charming shops and restaurants in its historic centre, Inverness is a magical place to visit. In addition, the city’s outskirts are home to some of the best castles … Read more

The Best Castles Near Loch Lomond

Best Scottish Castles INVERARAY-CASTLE

Scotland’s Loch Lomond is located in the centre 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 to Loch Lomond, as well as their … Read more

The Best Castles Near Aberdeen

Craigievar Castle - castles near Aberdeen

The historic city of Aberdeen in Scotland may not be on many tourists’ radars for destinations to visit, but it has an abundance of things to do and many hidden gems to offer to curious tourists. The city centre is a million miles quieter than the hustle and bustle of other Scottish cities such as Edinburgh and … Read more