Category: C – Carbisdale to Castle of Park

Culzean Castle

Region : Strathclyde Location : 8 mile’s N of Girvan Details : Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Culzean was originally a rambling fortified L-shaped tower house. It had been built by the Kennedy family in the late 1500’s, but it was Sir…Read More »

Carbisdale Castle

Location : Sutherland Details : (YHA) The Castle was built between 1906 and 1917 for the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland. In 1933, the castle was bought by Colonel Theodore Salvesen, the wealthy Scottish businessman of Norwegian extraction and head of the Christian…Read More »

Castle Cary

Region : Stirlingshire Location : Castlecary village off the A80. Details : Built in 1478, the castle is in two halves : an old tower which is a classic Scottish tower house, and a new (1679) extension that was built after the…Read More »

Castle Fraser

Region : Aberdeenshire Location : 3 miles S of Kenmay. 16 miles W of Aberdeen on the A944-B977 Details : Crow-stepped gables and turrets adorn grand Baronial tower house, built 1575. Originally a rectangular tower castle in the 15th century it was…Read More »

Castle Grant

Region : Nairnshire Location : Stands a mile north of Grantown on Spey. Details : Castle Grant was originally called “Freuchie”, which means “Heathery Place”, and the Chiefs of Grant were styled “of Freuchie”. The original building, a Z-shaped tower house, is…Read More »

Castle Levan

Region : Renfrewshire Location : Stirling Drive, Gourock. Details : The Castle has its origins in the late 14th century but was subject to an exhaustive restoration project through the 1980s. It still possesses the hallmarks of a 14th century castle, including…Read More »