Castles in Scotland

Scotland has a wealth of castles from early history, reflecting its early kingdom and the threats from the English and other nations.

Today they are popular places to visit, although don't be suprised to see just ruins as many have been destroyed, especially during various wars with England !

Scottish Castles are popular tourist attractions and often have summer events for you to enjoy.

Note that some castles are closed in the winter months, but whenever you go if you are making a special journey please telephone the establishment or check online to confirm opening hours as these do change , especially if there is an event on.

Choose an area of Scotland for details of our selected castles featured here - for other castles visit our Scottish areas tourist guides.