Built in the 1440s, and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness became an ammunition depot in the
The largest and finest 13th-century stone castle in Scotland, much
fought over during the Wars of Independence.
The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress
even in Viking times.
This is one of the finest castles in Scotland. Its most remarkable
features are the twin-towered gatehouse and the Nithsdale Lodging, a splendid Renaissance range dating from 1638.
The well-preserved ruin of a tower house of 15th-century date, the
ancient home of the McCullochs.
Formerly known as the â€˜Castle of Gloomâ€, this castle is
In a picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan.
A large and sophisticated castle, of which the most spectacular part
is the range erected by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591.
This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
History, Beauty, Mystery, Adventure! The home and estate of the Earls of Glasgow. Have you explored The Secret Forest yet?
A square tower, built by Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550. Much
enlarged in 1693 it incorporates the first purpose built barracks in Scotland.
A fine tower house, probably a 16th-century reconstruction of an
A castellated town house, complete except for its roof, built by the
then provost of Kirkcudbright, Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, in the 1570s but probably never finished.
An authentic 14th century castle converted to a tower house (17th
century), the erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families, set in a wooded gorge of the River Tweed.
A remarkable 13th-century castle, circular in plan, with a
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower
set within a stone barmkin wall.
St Andrews Castle
The ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in
part from the 13th century.
Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its
situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
A remarkable fortification built by the Red Douglasses, on a
promontory, with earthwork defences and a massive 14th-century curtain wall with towers.
Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder, Thirlestane Castle has its
origins in the 13th century.
A massive tower built in the late 14th century by Archibald the Grim,
Lord of Galloway.