Top 10 Castles You Should Visit in Scotland

By on March 8, 2016

The castles in Scotland are more rugged and stark than the other castles in the world. The Scottish castles were built in a way to portray the defence excellence of the country. The following are the top ten castles that every tourist must visit in Scotland.

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

The Dunnottar Castle has a very high wow factor, as it has the most breathtaking cliff that shows the beauty of the northeast coast in Scotland. Getting on to the cliff needs some steep walk around the steps of the castle.

Duart Castle

Duart Castle

This castle is located along the isle of Mull and is considered as the ancestral home for the Maclean clan. The tourists can see the stone castles that are perched upon the hill. The Duart Castle stands tall at the finest end of the peninsula.

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle

The Loch Ness Monster in Urquhart Castle attracts many tourists to visit the castle all around the year. Although the castle was partially destroyed in 1692, the remains of the castle still portray the same view as it had earlier.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle

This castle has many landscapes surrounding it and it was once a hunting lodge for King Robert. The Balmoral Castle is now known as one among the holiday homes for the British loyalties. The rooms are open for the public to view.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle is one among the must-see castles in Scotland. This castle is the home for the Dukes of Argyll and it nearly took 43 years to construct the whole castle. Each and every room in this castle tells a story about the Campbell Clan, which is known as the most effective and powerful clan in whole Scotland.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

The Stirling Castle is considered as the arts centre in Scotland. The castle was once a home for many famous country kings in Scotland. Stirling Castle gives the visitors an opportunity to witness the royalty of the Scottish and the way they lived for centuries.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

This castle is a perfect example for capturing the brilliance of architecture in Scotland. The presence of Edinburgh can be witnessed for many miles away from the castle. The Scottish made use of the Edinburgh Castle in all their major battles and in military strategising. The castle is a symbol for independence in Scotland.

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

This castle belonged to the famous Kennedy clan in the 18th century. All the rooms in this castle are now turned into hotel rooms. The castle displays the upper-class furniture and it has the largest collection of pistols and swords.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle

The Glamis Castle earned its loyalty as Queen Elizabeth Two was said to grow up here. The castle is set amid the green grass and trees. Visitors can take a walk around the formal gardens.

EileanDonan

EileanDonan

This castle was built during the 6th century and it was said to be built for more than 700 years. The EileanDonan castle is also known as the romantic castle.

2 Comments

  1. Ryan Biddulph

    March 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Balmoral looks like something out of the movies Julia. Heck, they all do! Fabulous pictures!

    Ryan

    • Julia

      March 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Yes Ryan. These are really beautiful Castles.

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