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 ‘Bible of Scottish Castles’…now available!
The ‘Bible of Scottish Castles’…now available! 

Stately Homes and Mansions

Mellerstain House, a fine castellated Adam mansion with a stunning and largely original Adam interior, set in beautiful gardens and expansive landscaped grounds. Mellerstain House (© Martin Coventry)
Mount Stuart House is probably the most sumptuous mansion in Scotland with a spectacular interior including the magnificent Marble Hall and Chapel, built by the Crichton-Stuart Marquess of Bute and in lovely landscaped gardens and grounds by the sea, some Mount Stuart House and Gardens (© Martin Coventry)
Inverary Castle, a magnificent towered mansion, the seat of the Campbell Dukes of Argyll and located among colourful gardens in a beautiful spot by Loch Fyne near the attractive burgh of Inveraray in Arygll. Inveraray Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Drumlanrig Castle, a magnificent old baronial mansion in expansive lovely parkland and gardens, held by the Douglases then by the Scott Dukes of Buccleuch, near Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. Drumlanrig Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Culzean Castle, a spectacular clifftop mansion with an impressive interior, incorporating an old castle of the powerful Kennedys of Cassillis, in fine landscaped gardens and grounds by the sea, near Maybole in Ayrshire in southwest Scotland. Culzean Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Paxton House, a fine Adam mansion, built for the Home family, with a beautiful period interior and an extensive collection of Chippendale furniture, in lovely gardens and grounds, near Berwick upon Tweed on the Scottish side of the border with England. Paxton House (© Martin Coventry)
View of Traquair House, a fabulous homely old castle and house, long a property of the Stewarts and associated with Mary, Queen of Scots, in lovely grounds near Innerleithen in the Borders of Scotland. Traquair House (© Martin Coventry)
Floors Castle, the massive and magnificent mansion of the Kerr Dukes of Roxburghe, with a rich and magnificent interior, set in rolling grounds with a colourful walled garden, near Kelso in the Broders in southern Scotland. Floors Castle (© Martin Coventry)
Newhailes House, an atmospheric if somewhat gloomy old mansion with a fantastic period interior, long associated with the Dalrymple family and located in landscaped parkland by the sea near Musselburgh in East Lothian in central Scotland. Newhailes (© Martin Coventry)
Hill of Tarvit, a fine mansion house with a fantastic homely Edwardian interior in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds with superb views, rebuilt for the Sharps to house their art collections and some miles from Cupar in Fife in central Scotland. Hill of Tarvit (© Martin Coventry)
House of Dun, a scenic old mansion house set in beautiful gardens and grounds, long a property of the Erskines and located some mile from Montrose in Angus in northeast Scotland. House of Dun (© Martin Coventry)
Dumfries House, a magnificent and well-preserved Adam mansion with a sumptuous interior in landscaped grounds, held by the Crichton-Stuart Earls of Dumfries and Marquesses of Bute and some miles from Cumnock in Ayrshire in southwest Scotland. Dumfries House (© Martin Coventry)
Scone Palace, a fabulous castellated mansion house with a magnificent interior and wooded landscaped grounds by the River Tay, long held by the Murray Earls of Mansfield and near Perth in central Scotland. Scone Palace (© Martin Coventry)
The Binns or House of the Binns, a fine castellated mansion with an interesting interior in landscaped parkland, long held by the Dalziels or Dayells and some miles from Linlithgow in West Lothian in central Scotland. The Binns (© Martin Coventry)
Hopetoun House, a massive and magnificent old mansion in expansive landscaped grounds by the Firth of Forth, held by the Hope Earls of Hopetoun, and near South Queensferry in West Lothian in central Scotland. Hopetoun House (© Martin Coventry)
Culross Palace, an atmospheric old building with some outstanding original interior, overlooking the Firth of Forth in the interesting old burgh of Culross in Fife, and once held by the Bruce family. Culross Palace (© Martin Coventry)
Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, the famous author, and stands in fine wooded grounds and gardens by the River Tweed, near Tweedbank, Melrose and Galashiels in the Borders of Scotland. Abottsford House (© Martin Coventry)
Haddo House is an impressive classical mansion with a fine interior in gardens and landscaped policies, long held by the Gordons and near Ellon in Aberdeenshire in northeast Scotland. Haddo House (© Joyce Miller)
Arniston House, a fabulous classical mansion with a homely period interior in landscaped grounds near Gorebridge in Midlothian in central Scotland and long held by the Dundas family. Arniston House (© Martin Coventry)
Bowhill Hous, a large old mansion with a fine interior in lovely gardens and landscaped grounds, held by the Scott Dukes of Buccleuch and located near Selkirk in the Borders in southern Scotland. Bowhill (© Martin Coventry)
Manderston House, a fabulous classical mansion with its famous sliver staircase, located in lovely gardens and landscaped grounds near Duns in Berwickshire in the Borders in south-east Scotland, and now held by Lord Palmer. Manderston (© Martin Coventry)
Pollok House, an impressive classical mansion in colourful gardens, long held by the Maxwell family and located in Pollok Park to the south of Glasgow, home to the Burrell Collection, in central Scotland. Pollok House (© Martin Coventry)

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