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The best Scottish castles to visit – History Scotland’s ultimate castles guide

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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.

Edinburgh castle

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)

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