Category: Scottish Castles

Drum Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Drum Castle

One of the best castles near Aberdeen to visit is Drum castle, with it’s fantastic Medieval style grand hall. It’s one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and also boasts a beautiful chapel built in the 1500’s. It’s well kitted out for tourists with toilets and tea rooms. Drum Castle makes for a lovely day out. […]

Craigievar Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is one of the most popular castles near Aberdeen to visit. It’s around a 50 minute drive West (inland) from Aberdeen. It’s the best preserved 16th Century tower in Scotland and it’s pink spellbinding tower is said to be the inspiration behind Disney’s Cindarella castle. Craigievar Castle was built by Sir William Forbes […]

Drummond Castle Gardens
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Drummond Castle Gardens

The Drummond Castle Gardens was created in the early 1900s and is situated within 10 acres of land on the banks of the River Clyde in North Lanarkshire. The castle, which is now home to Scotland’s National Galleries of Fine Arts, is set in a romantic 15th century garden designed by Sir William Bruce. The […]

Bothwell Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle was one of the castles in Scotland and is consider to be one of the most well-preserved Scottish medieval castles that never fell into ruin. It was thought to have been built sometime around 1300 AD. It is initially believed that this castle was used as a stronghold for knights in order to […]

Culzean Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle is a 19th-century stately home in Ayrshire, Scotland. It has been described by Historic Scotland as “one of the finest examples of French Renaissance architecture to be found in Scotland”. The castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to visitors year round. The architect was Robert Lugar who […]

Aboyne Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Aboyne Castle

A few miles north of Ballater and south of Braemar sits the old castle and town of Aboyne, which is one of the oldest parts of Aberdeenshire. The lands have been owned by the Gordon family since at least 1226, when William I de Gordun appears in a charter. It is an ancient stronghold that […]

Aberdour Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Aberdour Castle

Aberdour Castle stands on a site that has been occupied since at least the Iron age. It is also known as Invermarky Castle and was built in the 1500s by Alexander Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly. Aberdour Castle was rebuilt following a fire in 1877. The castle is now home to the Balfours who manage […]

Linlithgow Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Linlithgow Castle

Linlithgow castle is an example of Scottish architecture on an impressive scale. It’s located in Linlithgow, West Lothian and it was once the official residence of the Kings of Scotland during the Middle Ages. In fact, it’s the oldest inhabited castle in all of Scotland and, since 1971, it has been open to the public. […]

Braemar Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle is a historic house, perched on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. It’s been witness to many events throughout its 800-year lifespan and today it’s still being used for a variety of purposes: as a private residence, corporate event venue, and wedding venue. In this post we will explore everything this beautiful building […]

Castles in Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Castles in Dumfries and Galloway

There are many castles in Dumfires and Galloway, Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway, part of the south-west region of Scotland houses a number of impressive castles. Most are quite small and date back to the medieval period (12th – 15th century), while some were built in later centuries: Drumlanrig Castle (1675) and Threave Castle (1424). There […]