Castles and Forts in Southern Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle
Everything you need to plan a visit to Edinburgh Castle: what to see, visiting with kids, tickets, fireworks, parking and more. Superb photos and video.
Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle was built in the 1440s, and was restored in the 1920s by the Office of Works.
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence.
Brodick Castle
This is a castle you will never forget! The tall, stately building beckons you with the glow of its warm red sandstone. The setting is superb - fronted by a magnificent bay, surrounded by gardens and overlooked by the majestic mountain of Goatfell.
Caerlaverock Castle
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle is on a triangular site surrounded by moats.
Cardoness Castle
Cardoness Castle is the well-preserved ruin of a tower house of 15th century date, the ancient home of the McCullochs.
Castle Campbell
Traditionally known as the "Castle of Gloom", Castle Campbell is beautifully sited at the head of Dollar Glen.
Craignethan Castle
Craignethan Castle is in a very picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan.
Crichton Castle
Crichton is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular Italian-style range.
Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Country Estate
Set on the 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture
Duart Castle
Duart has been the home of the Macleans since Lachlan Lubanach Maclean, the 5th chief married Margaret, the daughter of the Lord of the Isles in 1360. Duart and the surrounding lands were her dowry.
Floors Castle
The largest inhabited house in Scotland, home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and set in the heart of the Scottish Borders Countryside.
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
Kelburn Castle provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest.
Kilchurn Castle
A square tower, built by Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550, Kilchurn Castle was much enlarged in 1693, incorporating the first purpose built barracks in Scotland.
Lochranza Castle
Lochranza Castle is the ruined remains of a tower house, built on the north of the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland.
MacLellan's Castle
MacLellan's Castle is a castellated town house, which was built in the 1750s.
Neidpath Castle
An authentic 14th century castle converted to a tower house (17th century), the erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families, set in a wooded gorge of the River Tweed.
Rothesay Castle
Rothesay Castle is a remarkable 13th century castle of enclosure, circular in plan, with a 16th century fore-work.
Smailholm Tower
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle consists of the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century.
Stirling Castle
Towering over the city, Stirling Castle is amongst Scotland's most celebrated visitor attractions.
Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle is a remarkable fortification, on a promontory, with earthwork defences, and a massive 14th century curtain wall with towers.
Thirlestane Castle
Thirlestane, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland is set in lovely Border hills at Lauder, 28 miles south of Edinburgh and 68 miles north of Newcastle, on the A68.
Threave Castle
Threave Castle is a massive tower built in the late 14th century by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
Torosay Castle & Gardens
A beautiful and welcoming Victorian family home surrounded by 12 acres of spectacular gardens.

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