Region : Grampian Location : near the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Details : A fortress built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar on the site of an even older habitation. It was a major centre of Jacobite resistance, and was…Read More »
Region : Isle of Arran Location : outside the port of Brodick Details : The site has been occupied by a stronghold since the fifth century, in the kingdom of Dalriada. In 1503 the castle and the Earldom of Arran were granted by…Read More »
Region :Moray Location : Inverness Details : Probably started in construction around 1560 by Alexander Brodie of Brodie as a Z plan Tower House. 1645, the house was partially burnt and razed by the Royalist army. in 1730 remodeling was conducted. Due…Read More »
Region :Stirlingshire Location : west of the village of Drymen Details : Buchanan castle was built by the architect William Burn in 1852 after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire The castle was completed in 1855. It was used as a…Read More »
Region : Borders Location : 1 mile NW of Galashiels Details : A twelfth-century castle near the northern end of the M73 , Once the palace of the bishops of Glasgow.
Region : Fife Location : 9 miles SE of St Andrews Details : Construction of this castle began in the 14th century. Here Mary of Guise landed in 1538, and stayed on her way to marry King James V a few days…Read More »
Region : Dumfries and Galloway Location : 2 miles S of Wigtown Details : The castle is now an ivy covered and crumbling ruin but was owned by the Dunbars of Westfield from 1530 to 1800.
Region :Fife Location : about a mile from the main rail station at Markinch and close to the M90 Details : a 14th century tower house of five storeys, with walls up to 2.4 metres thick Incorporating a large hall, a chapel…Read More »
Region : Banffshire Location :14 miles north east of Grantown on Spey on the A95. Details : Originally built in a traditional Z plan it has been much altered and enlarged over the centuries. Ballindalloch dates from at least the 16th century-…Read More »
Region :Aberdeenshire Location : Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Details : The first mention of the area occurs in 1484 when a small tower house is mentioned. During the early 19th century a mansion was built at Balmoral by John Smith, an Aberdeen…Read More »