The Castle Guide – a selection of Scotland’s finest castles

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Auchindoun Castle

Auchindoun, ruins of large square C15 tower within later courtyard and earthworks of much earlier multivallate hillfort

  • Closest To: Dufftown
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NJ348374

Auchterhouse Castle

Auchterhouse Castle, privately occupied and much altered multi-phase house incorporating parts of a C16 tower of the Stewarts

  • Closest To: Auchterhouse,Newtyle,Dundee
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NO331373

Avoch Castle

Avoch Castle, scant remains of substantial C12-14 castle of Murrays extended by Douglases before destruction c1455

  • Closest To: Avoch
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NH696536

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle, a privately occupied C19 mansion built near or on the site of at least three earlier castles dating back to C12

  • Closest To: Ayton,Eyemouth,Coldingham,Burnmouth
  • tbc
  • Grid Reference: NT929614

Balfour Castle Kirriemuir

Balfour Castle, Kirriemuir, a single tower survives intact from mostly demolished ?C15 Ogilvie castle

  • Closest To: Kingoldrum,Kirriemuir
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NO337546

Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle; C14 tower and courtyard of the Sibbalds and Lundies, abandoned C19.

  • Closest To: Glenrothes, Buckhaven
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NO313007

Ballinbreich Castle

Ballinbreich Castle, a ruined C14-C16 tower and courtyard of the Leslies overlooking the River Tay.

  • Closest To: Newburgh, Cupar
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NO272205

Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle, unusual triple-towered 16th century tower house of the Grants greatly extended and enhanced C17-C19.

  • Closest To: Cromdale, Aberlour, Tomintoul
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ178365

Ballinshoe Tower

Ballinshoe Tower, a small ruined C16 tower and walled garden of the Lindsays and Ogilvies abandoned C18

  • Closest To: Kirriemuir,Forfar
  • tbc
  • Grid Reference: NO417532

Balloch Castle

Balloch Castle, an abandoned C19 mansion, now under repair, near earthworks of C13 castle of the Lennoxes.

  • Closest To: Alexandria, Renton, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Cardross
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NS388826