CASTLES AND HISTORIC RUINS IN SCOTLAND

The ruins of Urquart castle are on the banks of the famed Loch Ness, near the city of Inverness.

If you think that one ruined castle looks much the same as another then you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise when you browse through the photos of the castles of Scotland that are featured in this image galley.  Every castle shown here is unique – for they not only display a variety of architectural styles but are in picturesque locations that range from the rugged Scottish coast to remote regions of the highlands.

Here you’ll see not only the ruins of Urquart castle that lie beside the waters of Lock Ness and Edzell castle with its formal walled garden, but also the majestic Floors castle – the largest inhabited castle in Scotland that’s the home of the 11th Duke of Roxburghe.  You’ll discover the castle of Mey that, for many years, was the home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, the iconic Eilean Doonan castle that has featured in numerous films, Rothesay castle on the picturesque and easily accessible island of Bute, and the ruins of the 15th century Castle Sinclair Girnigoe that  sit precariously on a crumbling cliff overlooking the North Sea.

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To view a list of the Scottish castles and other historic ruins in Scotland that are featured in this photo gallery 

  • Ardchattan priory
  • Barcaldine castle
  • Beauly priory
  • Castle of Mey
  • Corgarff castle
  • Dun Telve broch
  • Dunstaffnage castle
  • Edzell castle
  • Eilean Donan castle
  • Floors castle, Kelso
  • Jedburgh abbey
  • Rothesay castle, Bute
  • Saint Blane’s monastery, Bute
  • Sinclair Girnigoe castle
  • Stalker castle
  • Urquart castle

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