List Of Castles Of Scotland


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Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Aberdeen Castle 13th century No remains Aberdeen Destroyed June 1308


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Abergeldie Castle About 1550 Preserved Near Crathie Leased to the Royal Family 1848–1970
Banff Castle 12th century No remains Banff *
Balmoral Castle 1856 In use as a residence Royal Deeside On the site of a 15th-century castle
Balquhain Castle 14th century Ruin West of Inverurie Visited by Mary, Queen of Scots
Birse Castle 1911 Restored as a residence Forest of Birse Rebuilt 1911
Bognie Castle 1660s Ruined Huntly Also known as Conzie Castle
Braemar Castle 17th century Preserved Braemar
Cairnbulg Castle 14th century In use as a residence Cairnbulg Restored in the 19th century. Also known as Philorth Castle. One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle.
Cluny Castle c. 1604 In use as a residence South of Monymusk
Corgarff Castle c. 1550 Preserved Strathdon
Corse Castle 16th century Ruined *
Coull Castle 13th century Ruined *
Craigievar Castle 1626 Preserved Alford decorative plasterwork
Craigston Castle 1607 In use as a residence Turriff
Crathes Castle 1596 Preserved Banchory painted ceilings
Delgatie Castle 1579 Preserved Turriff painted ceilings
Drum Castle 13th-16th century Preserved Drumoak
Drumtochty Castle 1812 Occupied Auchenblae
Dundarg Castle 14th-16th century Ruined New Aberdour One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Dunnideer Castle c. 1260 Ruined Insch
Dunnottar Castle 16th century Ruined Stonehaven
Eden Castle 1577 Ruined Banff
Esslemont Castle 14th century Ruined Ellon
Fasque Castle 1809 Occupied Fettercairn
Fedderate Castle 1257 Ruined Near New Deer
Fetteresso Castle 1761 Occupied as flats Stonehaven Originally a 14th-century tower house
Findlater Castle 14th century Ruined Sandend
Castle Forbes 1815 Occupied as a residence Alford
Castle Fraser 1636 Preserved Inverurie
Fyvie Castle 13th century with additions Preserved Fyvie Most of the current structure (including the beautiful gatehouse) dates to the late 14th through late 16th century
Hatton Castle 1814 but incorporates earlier structure Occupied as a residence Turriff
Glenbuchat Castle 1590 Ruined Kildrummy
Huntly Castle 15th-17th century Ruined Huntly decorative plasterwork
Inchdrewer Castle 16th century Ruined South-west of Banff
Inverallochy Castle 13th century Ruined Inverallochy One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Invercauld Castle 18th century In use as accommodation Royal Deeside
Inverugie Castle 12th century Ruined Inverugie
Kildrummy Castle Mid to late 13th century Ruined Kildrummy
Kincardine Castle 19th century In use as a residence Royal Deeside 14th century ruin nearby
Kindrochit Castle 14th century Ruined Braemar Founded by Malcolm Canmore in 1059
Kinnaird Castle 1570 In use as a lighthouse Fraserburgh Now the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, one of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Kinnairdy Castle 14th-16th centuries In use as accommodation Aberchirder
Kinord Castle 14th century Ruined
Knock Castle Around 1600 Ruined Ballater
Knockhall Castle 1565 Ruined Near Newburgh
Lauriston Castle 13th century Still used as a residence St Cyrus
Leslie Castle 14th century Restored as a residence Leslie
Lonmay Castle Before 1720 No remains Crimond One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Migvie Castle 13th century Slight remains
Muchalls Castle 13th-17th century In use Muchalls
Castle Newe 1831 No remains Strathdon Incorporates a tower from 1604
Castle of Park In use as a residence Cornhill
Peill Castle Before 1650 Replaced by Leith Hall Near Kennethmont
Pitsligo Castle 1424 Ruined Rosehearty Also known as Pitsligo Palace, one of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Pittulie Castle 16th century Ruined Rosehearty One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Castle of Rattray From 12th century No remains Rattray One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Ravenscraig Castle 15th century Inverugie
New Slains Castle 1597, rebuilt 1837 Ruined Cruden Bay "New" Slains Castle
Old Slains Castle 13th century Ruined Collieston "Old" Slains Castle, destroyed 1594
Terpersie Castle 1561 Restored Alford
Tolquhon Castle 1589 Ruined Pitmedden
Udny Castle 14th-15th century North east of Udny Green
Westhall Castle 16th century Insch


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Affleck Castle 15th century In use as a residence Monikie
Airlie Castle 1793 In use as a residence Alyth
Aldbar Castle c. 16th century
Ardestie Castle c. 15th century
Auchmull Castle c. 16th century
Auchterhouse Castle c. 13th century
Auchtermeggities Castle Unknown
Baikie Castle Unknown
Balcraig Castle Unknown
Balfour Castle c. 16th century Ruined Balfour Mains
Balintore Castle c. 19th century Under restoration
Ballinshoe Tower Unknown
Ballumbie Castle c. 15th century Ruined
Bannatyne House Unknown
Barnyards Castle Unknown
Black Jack's Castle Unknown
Blackness Manor House Unknown
Bolshan Castle Unknown
Bonnyton Castle Unknown
Boysack Castle Unknown
Braikie Castle Unknown
Brandy Den Castle Unknown
Brechin Castle 1709 In use as a residence Brechin
Careston Castle 17th-19th century Careston *
Carmyllie Castle
Carnegie Castle
Castle of Downie
Castleton of Eassie
Claverhouse Castle, Glamis
Clova Castle
Colliston Castle 1545 Occupied Arbroath On hire as a venue for receptions
Cortachy Castle 16th-19th century Kirriemuir
Cossans Castle
Craig Castle
Craig House, Angus
Edzell Castle 16th century Ruined Edzell Includes a unique Renaissance garden
Ethie Castle 14th century and later In use as a hotel Inverkeilor
Farnell Castle 16th century Farnell
Finavon Castle 1856 In use as a residence Finavon Ruined earlier castle nearby
Forfar Castle 11th century No remains Forfar Location recorded in the name of Castle Street, Forfar
Glamis Castle 14th century In use as a residence Glamis
Guthrie Castle 1848 In use as a residence Guthrie Incorporates earlier structure
Hatton Castle 1575 Restored as a residence Newtyle
Invermark Castle 1526 Ruined Glen Mark
Inverquharity Castle 1440s Restored as a residence Kirriemuir An attached wing dates to the 16th century, but was rebuilt in the 20th century
Kinnaird Castle 1855 In use as a residence Brechin Incorporates earlier structure
Melgund Castle 16th century Restored as a residence Aberlemno
Montrose Castle 12th century No remains Montrose, Angus
Red Castle 15th century Ruined Inverkeilor

Argyll and Bute

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Achallader Castle 16th century Ruined Bridge of Orchy
Ardencaple Castle 12th century Demolished Helensburgh
Aros Castle 13th century Ruined Isle of Mull
Barcaldine Castle 17th century In use as a hotel Loch Creran near Oban
Calgary Castle 19th century Calgary, Isle of Mull
Carnasserie Castle 16th century Ruined Calgary, Isle of Mull
Carrick Castle 15th century Ruined, undergoing restoration Argyll
Claig Castle Before 17th century Foundation Ruins Isle of Fraoch Eilean
Craignish Castle 16th century or earlier Rebuilt Adfern see Craignish
Duart Castle 13th century Restored Isle of Mull
Dunans Castle 1860 Partially restored Glendaruel
Dunaverty Castle 13th century Ruined Kintyre
Dundarave Castle 16th century northeast of Inveraray
Dunollie Castle 13th century Ruined Oban
Dunstaffnage Castle c. 1220 Ruined Almost entirely 13th century, although the upper gatehouse is late 15th century
Duntrune Castle 13th century Still in use as a residence Argyll The tower house is a 17th-century addition
Dunyvaig Castle 13th century Ruined Islay
Fincharn Castle 1240 Ruined Shore of Loch Awe
Glengorm Castle 1860 In use as a hotel and venue north of Tobermory
Gylen Castle 1582 Ruined Kerrera
Innes Chonnel Castle 13th century Ruined Loch Awe
Inveraray Castle 1746 Still in use as a residence Inveraray
Kames Castle 14th century Still in use as a residence Isle of Bute
Kilchurn Castle 15th century Ruined Loch Awe
Kilmahew Castle 16th century Ruined Cardross
Kilmartin Castle 16th century Restored
Kilmory Castle 19th century In use as offices Lochgilphead
Castle Lachlan 1790 Strathlachlan
Old Castle Lachlan 15th century Ruined Loch Fyne
Minard Castle 19th century Loch Fyne
Moy Castle 15th century Ruined Near Lochbuie, Mull
Rothesay Castle 13th century Ruined Rothesay
Saddell Castle 16th century Restored Shore of Kilbrannan Sound See Saddell
Skipness Castle 13th century Ruined Skipness
Castle Stalker 15th century Restored Loch Laich Seen in Monty Python and the Holy Grail as "Castle"
Castle Sween 12th century Ruined Eastern shore of Loch Sween
Tarbert Castle Pre-13th century South shore of East Loch Tarbert
Torosay Castle 1858 Unoccupied residence Isle of Mull
Torrisdale Castle 1815 In use as a residence Isle of Mull
Castle Toward 1940 In use as education centre Argyll


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Alloa Tower 14th century Preserved Alloa
Broomhall Castle 1874 In use as a hotel Menstrie
Clackmannan Tower 14th-15th century extension Ruin Currently limited to exterior views only due to repair work
Castle Campbell 15th century Ruin Dollar Glen Also known as Castle Gloom
Menstrie Castle 16th century Restored as flats Menstrie Contains a museum operated by the National Trust for Scotland
Sauchie Tower 15th century Empty Fishcross

Dumfries and Galloway

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Abbot's Tower Late 16th century Restored in 1990; in use as a residence
Amisfield Tower 17th century Still in use as a residence
Annan Castle 12th century Motte remains
Auchen Castle 14th century Ruined Also the name of a nearby baronial house of 1849
Auchenrivock Tower Late 16th century Ruined
Auchenskeoch Castle 17th century Ruined Only Z-plan tower in Galloway
Baldoon Castle 17th century Ruined Kirkinner *
Balmangan Tower 16th century Ruined
Barclosh Castle Late 16th century Ruined
Barholm Castle 15th century Restored as a residence
Barjarg Tower Late 16th century Progressively restored since 18th century
Barscobe Castle 1648 Restored 1971
Blackethouse Tower 16th century Ruined
Blacklaw Tower 16th century Ruined
Bonshaw Tower 16th century Preserved
Boreland Tower Late 16th century
Breckonside Tower Late 16th-17th century Ruined
Breckonside Tower c. 1591 Ruined
Brydekirk Tower 16th century Ruined
Buittle Castle 12th century Ruined
Buittle Place 16th century Ruined
Caerlaverock Castle 13th century Ruined
Cardoness Castle 15th century Ruined
Carsluith Castle 16th century Ruined
Castle Kennedy 14th century Ruined
Castle of Park 16th century Restored as holiday accommodation Near Glenluce Leased to Landmark Trust
Castle of St. John 16th century Restored as a museum Stranraer
Castlemilk Tower 15th century *
Closeburn Castle 14th century Still in use as a residence
Comlongon Castle 15th century Restored as a hotel 19th century extensions
Cornal Tower 16th century Ruined
Corra Castle, Kirkgunzeon Only remains are those of 17th-century house
Corsewall Castle 15th Century Ruin
Craigcaffie Castle c. 1570 Repaired Ruin
Crawfordton Tower Ruined
Cruggleton Castle 12th century Ruined In Wigtownshire
Cumstoun Castle c. 1500 Ruined
Dalswinton Tower 16th century Ruined
Drumcoltran Tower Late 16th century Preserved
Drumlanrig Castle 17th century Still in use as a residence On the site of an earlier castle
Dumfries Castle 12th century Ruined
Dundeugh Castle 16th century Ruined
Dunskey Castle 16th century Ruined Portpatrick
Earlstoun Castle 16th century Decayed but roof maintained
Edingham Castle 16th century Ruined
Eliock House 16th century Partly ruined
Elshieshields Tower 16th century Restored
Fourmerkland Tower 1590 Preserved
Frenchland Tower 16th-17th century Ruined
Friar's Carse 1873 Occupied as a hotel On the site of a castle
Galdenoch Castle
Gillesbie Tower 16th century Ruined
Gilnockie Tower 16th century Restored as a residence Also known as Hollows Tower
Glenae Tower 16th century Ruined
Hills Tower 16th century Restored c. 1930
Hoddom Castle 1565 Preserved
Isle Tower or Lochar Tower 1587 Preserved
Isle of Whithorn Castle 1674 Preserved as a residence
Kenmure Castle 16th century
Kirkconnell Tower 15th century Still in use as a residence
Kirkcudbright Castle 12th century Greyfriar's Church built on the site
Lag Tower Ruined
Langholm Tower 16th century Ruined
Lochar Tower 16th century Ruined
Lochhouse Tower 16th century Restored as a residence
Lochinch Castle 1867 Still in use as a residence
Old Lochmaben Castle 12th century Earthworks only remain Lochmaben Possible birthplace of Robert the Bruce, 1274. Located at 2nd green and 3rd tee of Lochmaben Golf Course
Lochmaben Castle c. 1298 King Edward Ruined Lochmaben
Lochnaw Castle 16th century Leswalt Large 17th century additions
Lochwood Castle 15th century Ruined
Lockerbie Tower 16th century Demolished 1967
MacLellan's Castle 16th century Ruined Kirkcudbright
Mellingshaw Tower 16th century Ruined
Morton Castle 15th century Ruined
Mouswald Tower c. 1562 Ruined
Orchardton Tower 15th century Ruined
Plunton Castle Ruined
Raecleugh Tower Ruined
Repentance Tower 1565 Preserved
Robgill Tower 12th century or earlier
Rusko Castle Restored
Sanquhar Castle 15th century Ruined Partially restored in the 19th century
Sorbie Tower 16th century Ruined Sorbie
Threave Castle 14th century Ruined
Tibbers Castle 13th century Ruined The ruins lie within the estate of Drumlanrig Castle *
Torthorwald Castle 14th century Ruined
Wigtown Castle 12th century No remains
Wreaths Tower 16th century Ruins


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Broughty Castle 15th century In use as a museum Broughty Ferry
Claypotts Castle 16th century Preserved
Dudhope Castle 15th century In use as offices Law
Dundee Castle 12th century No remains Dundee
Mains Castle 16th century Preserved also known as Fintry Castle
Powrie Castle 16th century Ruined 17th century wing restored

East Ayrshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Aiket Castle Late 15th century Restored and used as a residence See Barony of Aiket
Auchencloigh Castle 15th century Scant remains Near Sinclairston *
Barr Castle 15th century In use as a Masonic Lodge with a museum Galston Also known as Lockhart Tower
Busbie Castle 14th century Scant remains Knockentiber Demolished in the 1950s
Caprington Castle 15th century Still in use as a residence Near Kilmarnock Extended to form a baronial house in the 1830s
Carnell Castle 15th century Still in use as a residence
Cessnock Castle 13th century Restored as a residence
Corsehill Castle Ruined Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop
Craufurdland Castle 14th century Still in use as a residence
Corsehill Castle Ruined Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop
Dean Castle 14th century Restored as a museum Kilmarnock Restored 1935-6
Dunlop Castle No remains Near Dunlop village
Haining Place 16/17th centuries Vaulted basement survives Near Kilmarnock *
Kerse Castle Before 1600 No remains Near Hollybush
Kilmaurs Castle c. 15th century No remains Near Jocksthorn Farm, Kilmaurs Replaced by later Kilmaurs Place
Kingencleugh Castle 17th Century Ornamental ruins Near Mauchline Part of the Kingencleugh House estate
Lainshaw Castle Lainshaw House incorporates part of the old castle Stewarton
Loch Doon Castle Late 13th century (rebuilt 1930s) Ruined
Loudoun Castle by the 1820s Substantial ruins Near Galston Destroyed by fire in 1941, formerly known as Windsor of the North, incorporated into a theme park between 1995 and 2010
Mauchline Castle 15th century Still standing Mauchline Also known as Abbot Hunter's Tower
Martnaham Castle 4th & 5th centuries (King Coil) Ruins On the south-side of Martnaham Loch,-sailors,-rebels-outlaws/king-coil.aspx
Newmilns Tower 1530s Restored and used as a residence Newmilns Restored in 1997 - locally referred to as The Keep
Polkelly Castle 14th century Removed Near Polkelly Hall Ruins used to build a road in the 1850s
Ravenscraig Castle Before 1604 Ruined,_East_Ayrshire
Riccarton Castle Before 1297 No remains A commemorative plaque is at the fire station
Robertland Castle 16th century The motte and a few stones remain. Robertland House was built from its remains. Near Stewarton
Rowallan Castle 16th century Intact Near Kilmarnock In the grounds of a Golfing development
Sorn Castle 1409 Expanded 1909, in use as a hotel
Templehouse Fortalice Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop
Terringzean Castle, East Ayrshire Substantial ruins Near Auchinleck In the grounds of Dumfries House
Trabboch Castle 14th century Ruin Near Stair Much of the stone used to build the nearby farm

East Dunbartonshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Bardowie Castle 16th century Restored Bardowie, by Milngavie
Craigend Castle 1812 Ruin Mugdock Country Park Built on the site of an older castle
Lennox Castle 1841 Ruin Lennoxtown

East Lothian

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Auldhame Castle 16th century Ruin Seacliff
Ballencrieff Castle 1507,1586 Restored Ballencrieff
Barnes Castle Ruin Haddington Extensive castle planned, but never completed above the vaults
The Bass 16th century Ruin Bass Rock later adapted for artillery; stone used to build lighthouse
Black Castle No remains Cockburnspath some remains existed until c. 1800,_East_Lothian
Carberry Tower 16th century Occupied Musselburgh Extended in the 18th century, now a hotel
Dirleton Castle 13th century Partly ruined Dirleton
Dunbar Castle Ruin Dunbar
Fa'side Castle 15th century Restored 1970s Tranent Also known as Faside, Fawside and Falside
Fenton Tower 1587 Restored North Berwick In use as a hotel, also featured on Balamory
Gamelshiel Castle 14th century Ruin Lammermuir Hills
Garleton Castle 16th century Partially occupied Haddington Partially restored with remaining part ruined
Hailes Castle 14th century Ruin East Linton Ranges and towers 15th-16th century
Innerwick Castle 14th century Ruin Innerwick
Keith Marischal Occupied
Kilspindie Castle Ruin
Lennoxlove Occupied Open to the public
Luffness Castle 16th century altered Aberlady castle on site from 13th century
Penshiel Tower Ruin
Preston Tower 15th century Ruin Prestonpans, next to Hamilton House Two storeys added in 17th century. Currently in council-maintained grounds
Redhouse Castle 16th century Ruin Longniddry
Saltcoats Castle 16th century Ruin Gullane
Saltoun Hall 16th century Occupied Pencaitland
Smeaton House 15th century Modified Dalkeith Now part of a farm
Stoneypath Tower 16th century Restored Nunraw Abbey
Tantallon Castle 14th century Ruin North Berwick
Tranent Tower 16th century Ruin Tranent
Waughton Castle 14th century Ruin Whitekirk
Whittingehame Tower 15th century Occupied East Linton
Yester Castle 13th century Ruin Gifford Includes an underground vault known as the Goblin Ha'

East Renfrewshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Caldwell Castle One inhabited tower remains Near Uplawmoor Recently restored *,_East_Renfrewshire
Mearns Castle 15th century Restored as a church Newton Mearns
Polnoon Castle 14th century Total ruin Near Eaglesham


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Barnbougle Castle 1881 Remains
Bavelaw Castle 16th century Restored
Craigcrook Castle 17th century Rebuild
Craiglockhart Castle 15th century Remain
Craigmillar Castle 14th–17th centuries Ruin
Cramond Tower 15th century Abandoned
Dundas Castle 15th century Restored
Edinburgh Castle 12th-21st century
Inchgarvie Castle 15th century
Lauriston Castle 16th century
Lennox Tower 15th century Ruin
Liberton Tower 17th century Occupied
Merchiston Castle 15th century

Falkirk (council area)

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Airth Castle 16th century Occupied Airth Incorporates a 16th-century tower house and is now used as a hotel
Almond Castle Ruin Whitecross Within an industrial estate
Blackness Castle 15th century Preserved Blackness Open to the public
Castle Cary Castle 15th century Occupied Castlecary Still in use as a residence
Elphinstone Tower 15th century Ruin Dunmore Part of the Dunmore Park estate, later used as a mausoleum
Herbertshire Castle circa 1407 No remains Dunipace Demolished 1950
Kinneil House 1677 Preserved Bo'ness Built around 15th-century tower house, contains 16th-century murals
Torwood Castle 1566 Ruin Torwood Undergoing restoration


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Abbot House, Dunfermline incorporates small Z-plan tower house
Aberdour Castle Ruin built by Douglas earls of Morton; painted ceiling
Airdit House
Airdre Castle
Aithernie Castle
Ardross Castle, Fife
Ayton Castle, Fife
Balgonie Castle
Ballinbreich Castle Ruin
Balwearie Castle Ruin
Collairnie Castle Barclay family, heraldic painted ceilings
Couston Castle
Craighall Castle 1637 Demolished
Dairsie Castle
Denmylne Castle Ruin Balfour family
Dunimarle Castle 18th century Occupied Culross Earlier ruin in grounds
Earlshall Castle
Falkland Palace Royal palace, painted ceiling
Fernie Castle
Fordell Castle Henderson family
Hallyards Castle Ruin
Kellie Castle Oliphant & Erskine family
Leuchars Castle Ruin
Lochore Castle
Lordscairnie Castle Ruin
Macduff's Castle Ruin
Myres Castle Scrimgeour family
Newark Castle Ruin
Pittarthie Castle Ruin
Piteadie Castle Ruin
Pitreavie Castle Nr Dunfermline Wardlaw family
Ravenscraig Castle mid-15th century Ruin Kirkcaldy Sinclair family, in the grounds of Ravenscraig Park
Rossend Castle Dury & Melville families painted ceiling in National Museum of Scotland
Rosyth Castle Ruin
Rumgally House
St Andrews Castle Ruin
Scotstarvit Tower
Wemyss Castle


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Bishop's Castle, Glasgow No remains High Street, Glasgow Demolished in the late 18th century,_Glasgow
Cathcart Castle 15th century Ruined Linn Park, Cathcart Abandoned in the 18th century, pulled down in the 1980s
Crookston Castle 12th century; rebuilt c. 1400 Ruined Pollok
Haggs Castle 16th century Occupied as a residence Pollokshields
Partick Castle 1611 No remains Partick Demolished during the 1830s


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Achnacarry Castle Occupied
Ackergill Tower Occupied *
Ardtornish Castle Ruin
Ardvreck Castle Ruin
Armadale Castle Ruin
Ballone Castle 16th century Restored as residence
Balnagown Castle Occupied
Beaufort Castle Occupied
Borve Castle, Benbecula Ruin
Borve Castle, Sutherland Ruin,_Sutherland
Braal Castle Ruin
Brahan Castle Ruin
Brims Castle Ruin
Buchollie Castle 1148 Ruin
Caisteal Maol Ruin
Carbisdale Castle Occupied
Castle Chanonry of Ross No remains
Castle of Mey Occupied
Cawdor Castle Begun in 1454, with keep dating to this period. Mostly 17th century Occupied Nairnshire
Castle Craig Ruin
Dalcross Castle Occupied
Dingwall Castle Ruin Dingwall
Dornoch Castle Occupied
Dounreay Castle Ruin
Dunbeath Castle Occupied
Dun Ringill Ruin
Dunrobin Castle Occupied Castle open
Dunscaith Castle Ruin
Dunvegan Castle Occupied
Eilean Donan Castle Rebuilt Dornie Rebuilt in 20th century
Erchless Castle Occupied Struy
Forse Castle Ruin
Freswick Occupied
Glengarry Castle
Castle Grant Occupied
Helmsdale Castle 15th century No remains
Invergarry Castle 17th century Ruin Ruins under preservation
Inverlochy Castle Ruin
Inverness Castle Occupied
Keiss Castle Ruin
Kilravock Castle Occupied Nairnshire Rose family
Kinloch Castle Occupied
Kinlochaline Castle Occupied
Castle Leod Occupied
Lochindorb Castle Ruin
Milntown Castle No remains
Mingarry Castle 13th century Ruin Ardnamurchan Peninsula Undergoing preservation, renovation and restoration
Moniack Castle Occupied
Newmore Castle Ruin
Ormond Castle Ruin Also known as Avoch Castle
Rait Castle 14th century Ruin Nairnshire
Redcastle or Castle Roy Ruin
Scrabster Castle No remains
Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle Ruin
Skibo Castle Occupied
Strome Castle Ruin
Castle Stuart 1625 Restored as residence
Tarradale Castle
Teaninich Castle Occupied
Castle Tioram Ruin
Tor Castle Ruin
Tulloch Castle 16th century Occupied
Urquhart Castle Ruin
Varrich Castle 1000AD Ruin Tongue, Highland


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ardgowan Castle Late 15th century Ruin Inverkip Within grounds of Ardgowan House, also known as Inverkip Castle
Castle Levan 14th century Restored Gourock Restored as a residence in the 1980s
Castle Wemyss c. 1850 No remains Wemyss Bay Demolished 1984
Duchal Castle Ruin
Dunrod Castle No remains
Easter Greenock Castle 16th century No remains Greenock Demolished in the 1830s
Newark Castle 1478 Intact Port Glasgow Open to the public
Finlaystone Castle c. 1290 Functional/Livable - Private & Open to Public Langbank in County Inverclyde Extensive gardens enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth II, site of the 1st Protestant Reformed communion service with Rev. John Knox, "Hang out" of poet Robert Burns


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Borthwick Castle 1430 Occupied Gorebridge In use as a hotel
Crichton Castle 14th century Preserved Gorebridge Open to the public
Dalhousie Castle 16th century Occupied Bonnyrigg Incorporates remains of 13th-century tower, now used as a hotel
Dalkeith Palace 18th century Occupied Dalkeith Incorporates remains of 12th-century castle Now leased to the University of Wisconsin. Grounds open to the public
Hawthornden Castle 17th century Occupied Lasswade Incorporates ruined 15th-century keep Now used as a writers' retreat
Melville Castle 18th century Restored Lasswade Built on site of earlier castle[4] Now in use as a hotel
Newbattle Abbey 17th century Preserved Dalkeith Part of a former Cistercian Abbey, now a college
Roslin Castle 14th century Keep is a ruin, later ranges occupied Roslin Ranges date from 15th-16th century[5] Leased to the Landmark Trust as holiday accommodation. Used in the film 'The Da Vinci Code' with Tom Hanks.


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Aikenway Castle Ruined
Asliesk Castle Ruined
Auchindoun Castle Ruined Dufftown
Ballindalloch Castle 1546 Ruined
Balvenie Castle Ruined Dufftown
Blairfindy Castle Ruined
Blairfindy Castle Ruined
Brodie Castle Complete Nairnshire Open to public
Burgie Castle Ruined
Coxton Tower 1571 and 1584 Ruined
Craigneach Castle No remains
Cullen Castle Ruin
Cullen House Private dwellings
Darnaway Castle
Deskie Castle No remains
Deskford Tower No remains
Drumin Castle Ruined
Duffus Castle Ruined Open to public
Dunphail Castle Ruined
Elgin Castle Ruined
Earnside Castle No remains
Findochty Castle Ruined
Forres Castle No remains
Gauldwell Castle Ruined
Gordon Castle
Hempriggs Castle No remains
Kilbuaick Castle No remains
Kininvie Castle
Kinneddar Castle No remains
Pitlurg Castle Ruined
Quarrelwood Castle No remains
Rothes Castle Ruined
Rothiemay Castle Ruined
Spynie Palace Ruined Open to public - visited by Mary Queen of Scots
Skeith Castle No remains
Castle Stripe Ruined
Tor Castle, Dallas Ruined
Tronach Castle No remains

North Ayrshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ailsa Craig Castle Ruin Off Girvan
Ardrossan Castle Ruin Ardrossan Accessible to the public
Auchenharvie Castle Ruin Near Torranyardc A dangerous site
Baltersan Castle Ruins SW of Maybole
Hill of Beith Castle 17th century Foundations only Beith Demolished in the 1750s
Broadstone Castle No remains Beith Demolished in 1850 to build the nearby farm
Brodick Castle Isle of Arran
Busbie Castle No Remains Knockentiber
Clonbeith Castle Ruin Near Auchentiber
Cloncaird Castle Historic Castle Maybole
Corsehill Castle Ruin Stewarton
Little Cumbrae Castle 16th century Ruin Near Cumbrae Island
Cunninghamhead Castle No remains Near Irvine
Dunure Castle Ruins Dunure
Eglinton Castle Ruins Irvine Now Eglinton Country Park
Fairlie Castle 15th century Ruin Fairlie
Giffen castle No remains Barrmill Parts of it are incorporated into Barrmill Mill
Glengarnock Castle Ruin Kilbirnie
Greenan Castle Ruin Doonfoot
Hessilhead Castle Scant remains Lugton A Wildlife Rescue Centre occupies part of the old estate
Kelburn Castle Castle open
Kerelaw Castle Ruin Saltcoats Fenced off - dangerous
Kersland Castle 15th century Ruin Near Dalry Located at Easter Kersland Farm
Kilbirnie Place 14th century Ruin Near Kilbirnie On a golf course
Kildonan Castle 13th century
Law Castle 15th century
Lochranza Castle Lochranza
Monkcastle Ruin Near Kilwinning
Montfode Castle 16th century Mostly demolished Near Ardrossan One tower and a short section of wall remain
Montgreenan Castle Ruin Near Kilwinning Montgreenan House is nearby. Also known as the 'Bishop's Palace'
Pitcon Demolished Near Dalry An 18th-century mansion is now present near the site
Portencross Castle
Roughwood Tower 15th century Demolished Near Beith A farm with old outbuildings is on the site
Seagate Castle 16th century Ruin In Irvine access on Doors Open Days only
Shewalton Castle Demolished Irvine The castle was demolished in 1806 and a mansion house built on the site, also now demolished.
Skelmorlie Castle 16th century Inhabited Near Largs Much altered
Stanecastle Substantial ruin Stanecastle, Irvine Accessible and well maintained

North Lanarkshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Bedlay Castle 16th century Occupied Chryston In use as a residence
Dalzell House 15th-19th century Restored Motherwell Divided into apartments. Incorporates a 15th-century tower house


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Balfour Castle 1847 Occupied Shapinsay Built around an earlier structure
Bishop's Palace 12th century Ruin Kirkwall Restored in the 16th century, open to the public
Earl's Palace, Birsay 16th century Ruin Birsay Open to the public
Earl's Palace, Kirkwall 17th century Ruin Kirkwall Open to the public
Kirkwall Castle 14th century No remains Kirkwall Destroyed in 1614
Noltland Castle 16th century Ruin Westray Open to the public

Outer Hebrides

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle 1865 Occupied Harris
Ardvourlie Castle 1863 Occupied Harris
Borve Castle 14th century Ruined Benbecula
Calvay Castle Uncertain Ruined Calvay Island, Loch Boisdale, South Uist Bonnie Prince Charlie hid here in June 1746, while fleeing from the Duke of Cumberland's troops after the Battle of Culloden.
Kisimul Castle Restored Castlebay, Barra Open to public
Lews Castle 19th century Occupied Stornoway, Lewis Category A listed building
Ormacleit Castle Early 18th century Ruined South Uist Burned in 1715

Perth and Kinross

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ardblair Castle 16th century Blairgowrie
Arnot Tower c. 1507 Ruin nr Kinross Built by Arnot family *
Ashintully Castle 1583 Kirkmichael, nr Blairgowrie built by Spalding family
Balhousie Castle 1681 Perth Regimental headquarters and museum of the Black Watch
Balmanno Castle *
Balthayock Castle Unoccupied *
Balvaird Castle Limited access
Blackcraig Castle 16th century Blairgowrie Was the seat of the Barony of Balmachreuchie *
Blair Castle 1269 Preserved Blair Atholl The anicent seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders
Burleigh Castle free access
Black Castle of Moulin circa 1326 Ruin Moulin, Pitlochry
Castle Cluggy 1467 Ruin
Castle Huntly 15th century In use as a prison Carse of Gowrie
Craighall Castle 1637 Demolished
Dalnaglar Castle
Drummond Castle
Dupplin Castle
Elcho Castle Decorative plasterwork
Finlarig Castle early 17th century Killin
Forter Castle Folda
Huntingtower Castle painted ceiling
Kinfauns Castle
Kinnaird Castle, Kinnaird
Lethendy Tower
Loch Leven Castle Ruin
Meggernie Castle
Megginch Castle
Castle Menzies
Methven Castle
Murthly Castle Murthly
Newton Castle
Perth Castle pre-11th century No remains Perth
Taymouth Castle Kenmore
Tullibole Castle Crook of Devon


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Auchenbathie Tower 16th century Ruin Howwood Associated with William Wallace
Barr Castle 16th century Ruin Lochwinnoch
Blackhall Manor Occupied
Belltrees Peel 1547-1572 Ruin
Castle Semple Ruin
Cochrane Castle
Erskine Castle
Gryffe Castle
Hawkhead Castle
Houston Castle
Inch Castle around 1430
Inchinnan Castle
Johnstone Castle 18th century Undergoing restoration Johnstone
Ranfurly or Ranforlie Castle 15th century Ruin
Renfrew Castle No remains
Stanely Castle 15th century Ruin

Scottish Borders

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ayton Castle Occupied
Branxholme Castle Occupied
Cessford Castle Ruin
Cranshaws Tower Occupied
Cavers Castle 1200 Ruin
Drochil Castle Ruin
Dryhope Tower Ruin
Duns Castle Occupied
Edrington Castle Ruin
Fast Castle Ruin Coldingham
Fatlips Castle Undergoing restoration
Ferniehirst Castle Occupied
Floors Castle 1721 Occupied Kelso ruins of Roxburgh castle in the grounds
Fulton Tower Ruin
Greenknowe Tower Ruin
Hermitage Castle Ruin Newcastleton
Hume Castle Ruin Greenlaw Replaced by a baronial-style jail
Jedburgh Castle demolished Jedburgh *
Kirkhope Tower Occupied
Mervinslaw Pele Ruin
Neidpath Castle 14th century Semi-ruinous Peebles Extensively remodelled in 16th century
Newark Castle Ruin
Nisbet House 1630 Restoration Duns West Tower added 1774
Peebles Castle 12th century No remains Peebles
Roxburgh Castle Ruin
Smailholm Tower
Thirlestane Castle Occupied
Traquair House Occupied
Venlaw Occupied
Wedderburn Castle Occupied
Whitslaid Tower Ruin


Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Muness Castle 1598
Scalloway Castle 1600

South Ayrshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ardstinchar Castle Ruin *
Auchans Castle 17th century Ruin Dundonald Onetime home to Lady Susanna Montgomerie and visited by Dr Samuel Johnson & James Boswell
Baltersan Castle Ruin
Barr Castle Galston
Blairquhan Castle 1824 Occupied
Craigie Castle 13th century Ruin One time home of the Wallace family
Culzean Castle 1792 Preserved Incorporates an older tower house
Dundonald Castle Dundonald Castle Dundonald
Dunduff Castle Circa 1696 Restored Dunure Held by the Stewarts and then the Whitefords
Dunure Castle 15th century Ruin Dunure
Fail Castle 16th century Sparse remains Tarbolton Modified part of Fail Monastery
Glenapp Castle Occupied
Greenan Castle Ruin
Killochan Castle 1581 Occupied Near Girvan
Maybole Castle 1560 Occupied
Penkill Castle 16th century Occupied
Sundrum Castle Occupied
Thomaston Castle Ruin
Turnberry Castle Ruin

South Lanarkshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Bothwell Castle 14th century No remains Long Calderwood, East Kilbride Demolished in 1955
Calderwood Castle 1500–1550 Ruin Chatelherault Country Park Rebuilt as a folly in the 18th century
Craignethan Castle 16th century Ruin Crossford
Crawford Castle Ruin
Douglas Castle Ruin
Farme Castle 15th century No remains Rutherglen Demolished in the 1960
Gilbertfield Castle 1607 Ruin Cambuslang
Tower of Hallbar 16th century Restored as holiday accommodation Braidwood
Lee Castle Occupied as a residence Lanark Parts date from the 13th century
Mains Castle 15th century Occupied as a residence
Rutherglen Castle 13th century No remains Rutherglen Destroyed in 1569
Strathaven Castle 14th century Ruin Strathaven Free access
Tarbrax Castle No remains

Stirling (council area)

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Airthrey Castle 1790s Occupied Stirling University campus established in the grounds in the 1960s
Ballikinrain Castle 1868 Occupied Killearn Independent residential school
Buchanan Castle 1854 Ruin Drymen De-roofed in the 1950s
Craigend Castle Ruin Mugdock Country Park
Culcreuch Castle 1296 Occupied Fintry In use as a hotel
Doune Castle 14th century Preserved Doune Open to the public
Edinample Castle 16th century Occupied as a residence Balquhidder Restored in the 1980s
Mugdock Castle 14th century Ruin Mugdock Country Park
Plean Castle Restored Plean
Stirling Castle Stirling

West Dunbartonshire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Dumbarton Castle 17th-18th century Dumbarton The site was the centre of the Kingdom of Strathclyde. Open to public
Dunglass Castle 15th century remains Bowling Partially demolished for building stone 1735. Later house remains on the site
Balloch Castle 1809 Ruins Balloch Ruins of the original medieval castle still remain
Inchmurrin Castle 14th century Built by the Earls of Lennox.
Boturich Castle 1835 Built on the ruins of an older castle
Tullichewan Castle 19th century Demolished
Kilmaronock Castle 15th century The remains of a tower house of the late 15th or early 16th century, Kilmaronock was the property of the Earl of Glencairn in 1695

West Lothian

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Abercorn Castle Unknown William de Avenel held the lands of Abercorn in the 12th century, and the castle was later a stronghold of the Black Douglases. In 1455 James II moved to curb the power of the Douglases, capturing several of their castles, and on 18 April Abercorn Castle was destroyed following a siege. The site of the castle is within the grounds of Hopetoun House and was excavated in the 1960s. What was thought to be a motte was revealed as a later mound, covering the remains of 15th- and 16th-century buildings.
Baads Castle 1588 Baads Castle was probably built in 1588. It was a property of the Douglas family, and burned down in 1736. The precise location is uncertain.
Bathgate Castle Unknown Walter, High Steward of Scotland, received the barony and castle of Bathgate as part of the dowry assigned to his bride Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce, in 1314. Walter died there in 1327, and the castle may have been little used afterwards. The only traces are a mound ringed by a double ditch, located within a golf course.
Bridge Castle Unknown In use as a hotel Westfield
Cairns Castle 1440 Remains Harperrig Reservoir
Carribber Castle or Rob Gibb's Castle Unknown In 1553 Robert Gib of Carribers was a baillie at the port of Newhaven near Edinburgh. Carribber Castle is the remains of a 16th-century manor house, and is unlikely to have been fortified due to its thin walls (less than 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) thick). Relatively little remains above ground, though the outlines of a courtyard and surrounding buildings can be traced, overlooking the steep Carribber Glen.
Couston Castle Unknown Built at some point between the 15th and 17th centuries, Couston was an L-plan structure, owned by the Sandilands family. By the early 20th century it had been reduced to a fragmentary ruin adjacent to a farmyard. The remaining structure was declared dangerous in 2006 and was demolished. The only artifact recovered during demolition was a piece of Medieval redware pottery within the mortar
Duntarvie Castle 1590 Restoration Winchburgh
House of the Binns 1621–1630 Rebuilt Blackness
Illieston Unknown The Stewart kings James II and James IV are said to have had a hunting lodge at Illieston. The present three-storey house is probably of late 16th century or early 17th century date. It was purchased by John Ellis, an advocate in Edinburgh, around 1663. He added a Renaissance gateway inscribed with his initials and the date 1665. Later it became the property of the Earl of Hopetoun. It is now a private house.
Linlithgow Palace 1424 Rebuilt Linlithgow
Lochcote Castle Unknown Lochcote Castle comprises the remains of an angle tower, which were subsequently re-used as a doocot. The castle was replaced by Lochcote House, which was itself demolished in the 19th century.
Midhope Castle destroyed Abercorn
Murieston Castle Rebuilt Murieston
Niddry Castle Ruined Winchburgh
Ochiltree Castle Bridgend
Ogilface Castle Unknown Ogilface was granted to the de Bosco family by David I in the 12th century.[25] It later passed to the Earl of Linlithgow, and is said to have been used by the Covenanters during the religious conflicts of the 17th century.[26] Now entirely ruined, archaeological surveys indicate a tower similar to Cramond Tower once stood on the site.
Peel of Livingston Unknown The Peel of Livingston was established in the 14th century, and housed an English garrison in the Wars of Scottish Independence. In the 18th century the remains of earthwork defences could be observed, possibly a homestead moat, with a later house built inside. By the middle of the 19th century these remains had been removed, and the area is now built up as part of the new town of Livingston. Excavations in the 1960s failed to uncover significant remains, and the precise site is now uncertain.
Pumpherston Castle Unknown Although it may have once been a substantial building, nothing now remains of Pumpherston Castle, the ruins of which were removed in the late 18th century. It was the seat of a branch of the Douglas family from 1489 to the close of the 17th century.
Staneyhill Tower Unknown Staneyhill was built in the 17th century for the Sharp family: the architect may have been Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton. William Sharp of Staneyhill was the brother of James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, who was murdered by Covenanters in 1679. Only the stair tower now remains standing, with ruined lower walls of the house.
Strathbrock Castle Unknown The lands of Strathbrock were given to Freskyn, a Flemish nobleman, by David I in the 12th century. By the early 15th century it was in the hands of the Douglas family, and in 1524 the rector of Strathbrock Church lived there. The castle may have been a motte, with later stone buildings, and its remains were visible in the early 18th century. The area, to the south of Broxburn's Main Street, is now built up
Tartraven Castle Unknown Tartraven may have been a small castle or manor, and belonged to a family called Ross. The ruins were still visible in the early 19th century, but nothing now remains. The site is adjacent to Castlepark Farm, which may incorporate stone from the castle.

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