The best Scottish castles to visit – History Scotland’s ultimate castles guide
Which are the best Scottish castles to explore? Which castles in Scotland are open during the winter? Plan your exploration of Scotland’s finest castles with our ultimate guide.
Castles around Scotland
Top ten castles in Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire is true Scottish castle country, as our top ten round-up demonstrates.
Top ten castles in the Borders & Lothians
Enjoy a trip to the Scottish Borders and Lothians with this special castles guide.
Facts about Doune Castle – Castle Leoch in Outlander
Doune Castle, known to fans of Outlander as Castle Leoch, has a fascinating history, as this special guide reveals.
Themed castle guides
Scotland’s top ten coastal castles
Combine castle and coast with our guide to ten of Scotland’s finest coastal castles.
Top ten Scottish castles on islands
Our pick of ten beautiful castles on Scottish islands.
Scottish castles open in winter
Not all castles close during the winter months. You can explore these Scottish castles in winter with our special guide.
The best Scottish castles to visit in springtime
Planning to explore Scotland in springtime? Here’s our guide to the best Scottish castles to explore in the months of spring.
The perfect campsites for castles
Looking to combine a castle visit with a camping trip? Find everything you need to know here.
Five favourite castles of the Stewart monarchs
Our round-up of the favourite castles of the Stewart kings and queens.
Ten castles connected with Mary Queen of Scots
A pick of castles connected with the life of Mary Stewart.
Top ten castles in and around Edinburgh
The mighty Edinburgh Castle is just one of the city’s magnificent historic buildings, as we explore in our pick of ten castles in and around Scotland’s capital city.
Edinburgh Castle orientation map
Find your way around Edinburgh Castle with this helpful orientation map.
Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about Edinburgh Castle
Fabulous facts about the history of Edinburgh Castle.
(image: Dunnottar Castle copyright Macieklew)