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 

Scenic Castles

Eilean Donan Castle, a romantic castle in a beautiful spot, much photographed and long a property of the Mackenzies, near Dornie on the road to Skye in the Highlands of Scotland. Eilean Donan Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Moy Castle, a stark old ruinous tower in a fantastic scenic location by the sea, long a property of the MacLaines, at Lochbuie, on the south coast of the Hebridean island of Mull. Moy Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed and picturesque of Scottish castles, long held by the Campbells later of Breadalbane, and located on a peninsula in Loch Awe near the village of Lochawe in Argyll. Kilchurn Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Skipness Castle, a large and scenic tower and courtyard overlooking Kilbrandon Sound and Arran, long held by the Campbells and near Tarbert in Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. Skipness Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Carnasserie Castle, an imposing and atmospheric old ruinous castle and hall house above the road, near Kilmartin in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Carnasserie Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Duart Castle, an impressive and picturesque old stronghold perched on a rock by the sea, long home to the Macleans and near Craignure on the island of Mull in western Scotland. Duart Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Castle Stalker is a restored scenic old tower house on an island in a beautiful spot in Appin north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland, long a property of the Stewarts of Appin. Castle Stalker (© Martin Coventry)
Castle Tioram, an imposing ruinous old castle in a wonderful spot on a tidal island in a beautiful part of Scotland, long held by the MacDonalds of Clan Ranald, and a few miles from Acharcle on the west coast of Highland Scotland. Castle Tioram (© Janine Hunter)
Urquhart Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Lochranza Castle, an imposing old ruinous fortress, standing on a spit of land in a stunningly beautiful spot at Lochranza to the north of the mountainous island of Arran on the west coast of Scotland. Lochranza Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Breachacha Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Castles Sween is an interesting old ruinous stronghold in a pretty spot, near Kilmory Knap Chapel with its fabulous carved cross, in a peaceful spot on the banks of Loch Sween, near Tayvallich in Argyll in western Scotland. Castle Sween (© Martin Coventry)
Castle Lachlan is an unusual and impressive old ruinous stronghold of the MacLachlans in a beautiful spot on the banks of Loch Fyne, near the new Castle Lachlan and an old chapel, south of Strachur on Cowal in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Castle Lachlan (© Martin Coventry)
Toward Castle, a scenic and atmospheric ruinous old stronghold of the Lamont family, which was seized by the Campbells with much slaughter in 1646, near Dunoon on Cowal in Argyll. Toward Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Greenknowe Tower, a ruinous but an attractive old tower house, held by the Setons and then the Pringles, located in a pretty spot with old trees near the village of Gordon in the Borders. Greenknowe Tower (© Martin Coventry)
Mary Queen of Scots House or Visitor Centre or Queen Mary's House, a picturesque old tower house in the historic town of Jedburgh in the Borders, held by the Scotts and associated with, and now housing a museum about, Mary Queen of Scots. Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, Jedburgh (© Martin Coventry)
Gylen Castle, a compact but impressive tower house, built by the MacDougalls, in a beautiful spot overlooking the Firth of Lorn on the lovely island of Kerrera, near Oban in Argyll. Gylen Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Hailes Castle is a picturesque and substantial ruinous old fortress, perched on a rocky crag above the River Tyne near East Linton in East Lothian, long held by the Hepburn family and associated with Mary Queen of Scots. Hailes Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Smailholm Tower, an atmospheric and stark old tower house in a windswept rocky position, long held by the Pringles and near Kelso in the Borders. Smailholm Tower (© Martin Coventry)
Balvaird Castle, a large and impressive old tower house with ruinous outbuildings of the Murrays, in a very imposing and beautiful position in Glen Farg, some miles from Bridge of Earn in Perthshire. Balvaird Castle (© Martin Coventry)

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