Northern Scotland


Ruthven Barracks

An infantry barracks erected in 1719 following  the Jacobite rising of 1715, with two ranges of quarters and a stable  block.

Urquhart Castle

Magnificently sited, overlooking Loch Ness.  Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful  history.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle the Scottish Home of the  British Royal Family and is open to the Public Mid April to July each  year.

Balvenie Castle

A castle of enclosure first owned by the  Comyns with a 13th-century curtain wall.

Brodie Castle

Set in parkland, Brodie Castle is old but the  family association with the area is even older.

Castle Explorer

Explore the castles of England, Scotland and  Wales

Castle Fraser

The most elaborate Z-plan castle in Scotland,  and one of the grandest Castles of Mar, was begun in 1575 by the 6th laird,  Michael Fraser, and incorporates an earlier building.

Castle Menzies

This spectacular sixteenth century castle,  restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes visitors. Seat of the Chiefs of  Clan Menzies for over 400 years.

Drum Castle

The oldest intact building in the care of the  National Trust for Scotland.

Edzell Castle & Garden

A remarkable and very beautiful complex with a  late medieval tower house incorporated into a 16th-century courtyard  mansion.

Fort George

A vast site and one of the most outstanding  artillery fortifications in Europe.

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie was once a royal stronghold, one of a  chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle in Tayside, Scotland is the  childhood home of The Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's  Macbeth.

Huntingtower Castle

Two fine and complete towers, built in the  15th and 16th centuries and joined by a range in the 17th century.

Huntly Castle

A magnificent ruin of a castle from the  12th-century motte to the palace block erected in the 16th and 17th centuries by  the Gordon family.