A – Abegeldie to Auchen


Aberdour Castle

Region : Fife Location :  Aberdour, Fife KY3 0SL Details : Aberdour Castle is located in the village of Easter Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. Parts of the castle date from around 1200, making Aberdour one of the two oldest datable standing castles in Scotland, along with Castle Sween in Argyll, which was built at around the …

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Abergeldie Castle

Region : Grampian Location : 2 miles E of Balmoral Details : Constructed in the sixteenth century for the head of Clan Gordon. Paranormal Phenomena : Alleged ghost of Kittie or Katie Rankie, a poor unfortunate French woman who was accused of being a witch, imprisoned in dungeon before burned to death on nearby hill.

Ackergill Tower

Region : Caithness Location : 2 miles E of Balmoral Details : Over the last 600 years this has been the site of many conflicts between the feuding Keith, Gunns and Sinclair clans. Ackergill Tower is a five-story oblong tower house. The four-storey wing to the rear was added in the early 18th century.

Airlie Castle

Region : Tayside Location : 6 miles W of Kirriemuir Details : Constructed in the sixteenth century for the head of Clan Gordon. Paranormal Phenomena : Alleged ghost of a phantom drummer. sometimes accompanied by the wailing of pipes, is said to herald the death of the chief of the Airlie family.

Airth Castle

Region :Stirlingshire Location : Kincardine Bridge on A905 Details : The Castle incorporates a 14th century keep which is now known as Wallace’s Tower. In the 15th century the Bruce family created much of the present castle although further extended in the 16th and 19th centuries.

Aldourie Castle

Region : Highlands Location : North east end of Loch Ness, 2 miles (3 km) north of Dores Details : Aldourie is the only Castle on the shores of Loch Ness that is habbital and has occupied the site for many years. Listed Grade A Highland Castle, with turrets and towers and nooks and crannies …

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Ardblair Castle

Region : Perthshire Location : Blairgowrie Details : in Blairgowrie in Perthshire an L-shaped castle was erected on the site of a thirteenth-century stronghold and and even earlier Pictish settlement. The castle was placed on a raised finger of land jutting out into a fresh-water loch, which today has gone, but the castle, dubbed Ardblair …

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Ardrossan Castle

Region : Ayrshire Location : Ardrossan, Just off A78 Details :Ardrossan Castle is situated upon a rocky hill, which gives it its name, made up of ard, meaning height, and rossan, a rocky promontory. The present ruins are on the site of an earlier castle owned by the Barclay family. By the thirteenth century it …

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Ardvreck Castle

Region : Highland Location : 1 mile N of Inchnadamph Details : The castle is thought to have been constructed around 1590 by the Clan MacLeod family who owned Assynt and the surrounding area from the 13th century onwards. Indeed Sutherland, the area in which Ardvreck is situated, has long been a stronghold of the …

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Ashintully Castle

Region : Tayside Location : 11 miles W of Blairgowrie Details : Overlooking the Perthshire hills, Ashintully is first and foremost a working sheep farm. Set in over 3,000 acres of rolling countryside on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, the castle dates back to 1583 when it was built by Colonel David …

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