The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
The Castles of Scotland
The Castles of Scotland 

Grand Castles

Craigievar Castle, a magnificent and imposing old tower house with a fantastic atmospheric and period interior, long held by the powerful Forbes family and set in beautiful wooded grounds in the rolling hills of Aberdeenshire near Alford in northeast Scot Craigievar Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Crathes Castle, a massive and impressive old tower house of the Burnett family, set in a pleasant spot in fabulous wooded grounds with a stunning walled garden, haunted by a Green Lady ghost and located near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. Crathes Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Gatehouse and palace of Stirling Castle, a magnificent royal stronghold and palace of the monarchs of Scotland, with the sumptuous palace of James V, great hall, chapel royal, king's old buildings, old kitchens and much else, above the historic burgh of S Stirling Castle: royal palace and gatehouse (© Martin Coventry)
Dunrobin Castle, the maginficent, fairytale old stronghold of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland in beautiful gardens and grounds, by the sea near Golspie in Sutherland in the north of Scotland. Dunrobin Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Glamis Castle, one of the most impressive, romantic and reputedly haunted castles in Scotland, home to the Bowes Lyon Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and near Forfar in Angus in northeast Scotland. Glamis Castle (© Glamis Castle)
Cawdor Castle, the magnificent castle of the Campbells of Cawdor in lovely gardens and grounds near Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland. Cawdor Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Fyvie Castle, a large and sumptuous old castle, held successively by the Lindsays, Prestons, Meldrums, Setons, Gordons and then Leiths, with an impressive interior, set in beautiful gardens and landscaped policies, near Rothirnorman in Aberdeeenshire in t Fyvie Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Castle Menzies, a large and imposing old tower house in a picturesque mountainous location, long held by the Menzies clan and with many period rooms to explore, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire in the Highlands of Scotland. Castle Menzies (© Martin Coventry)
Thirlestane Castle, a fabulous old castle and mansion with many sumptuous chambers, long held by the powerful Maitlands of Lauderdale, and in lovely gardens and grounds near Lauder in the Borders in southern Scotland. Thirlestane Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Delgatie Castle, a fabulous and atmospheric old tower and castle, long held by the Hay Earls of Errol and near the Aberdeenshire town of Turriff in the northeast of Scotland. Delgatie Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Borthwick Castle, a lofty and magnificent tower house in a quiet scenic location, built in the 15th century by the Borthwick family and now an exclusive hotel, located near Gorebridge in Midlothian in central Scotland. Borthwick Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Falkland Palace, a impressive partly ruinous royal residence of the monarchs of Scotland, including James V and Mary Queen of Scots, with some excellent interiors, beautiful gardens and grounds and a real tennis court, in Falkland village, some miles from Falkland Palace (© Martin Coventry)
Central tower, Blackness Castle, a large, grim and atmospheric old stronghold, held by the Crichtons and once used as a prison, in an impressive spot by the sea, near Linlithgow in central Scotland. Blackness Castle: central tower (© Martin Coventry)
Edinburgh Castle, standing on a rock in the middle of Scotland's capital city, a magnificent fortress and palace, used by the monarchs of Scotland (such as St Margaret and Mary Queen of Scots) as one of the principal strongholds of the kingdom of Scots. Edinburgh Castle (© Martin Coventry)

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