Central Southern Scotland
Built in the 1440s, and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness became an ammunition depot in the 1870s.
Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH
The largest and finest 13th-century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence.Castle Ave, Uddingston G71 8BL
The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking timesIsle of Arran, Ayshire & Arran KA27 8HY
This is one of the finest castles in Scotland. Its most remarkable features are the twin-towered gatehouse and the Nithsdale Lodging, a splendid Renaissance range dating from 1638.Caerlaverock,
Dumfries DG1 4RU
The well-preserved ruin of a tower house of 15th-century date, the ancient home of the McCullochs.Castle Cottage, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 2EH
Formerly known as the Castle of Gloom, this castle is beautifully sited.Castle Rd, Dollar FK14 7PP
A large and sophisticated castle, of which the most spectacular part is the range erected by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591.10 West St, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL
This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
History, Beauty, Mystery, Adventure! The home and estate of the Earls of Glasgow. Have you explored The Secret Forest yet?
A square tower, built by Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550. Much enlarged in 1693 it incorporates the first purpose built barracks in Scotland.Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF
A fine tower house, probably a 16th-century reconstruction of an earlier building.Lochranza KA27 8HL
A castellated town house, complete except for its roof, built by the then provost of Kirkcudbright, Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, in the 1570s but probably never finished.Castle St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JD
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.Pebbles, Peebles EH45 8NW
A remarkable 13th-century castle, circular in plan, with a 16th-century forework.Castlehill St, Rothesay PA20 0DA
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.Sandyknowe Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7PG
St Andrews Castle
The ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century.The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR
Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
A remarkable fortification built by the Red Douglasses, on a promontory, with earthwork defences and a massive 14th-century curtain wall with towers.North Berwick EH39 5PN