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

To use this section of the website, please search for your castle using the box below. You can use the castle name, a town that you’d like to know what castles are nearby, or even the surname of a clan or famous family to see castles associated with that name. Just type in your search term, and select what you are searching by.

Torosay Castle

Torosay Castle, a C19 mansion built for Campbell of Possil, now occupied by the chief of the Guthrie family.

  • Closest To: Oban, Craignure
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NM729353

Turnberry Castle

Turnberry Castle, ruins of C13 castle of the Earls of Carrick and Bruces dismantled in early C14.

  • Closest To: Turnberry
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NS197072

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle, ruined C12 castle on site of earlier fort, extended C13. Also C15 tower house of Grants, abandoned C17.

  • Closest To: Drumnadrochit, Inverness
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NH531286

Uttershill Castle

Uttershill Castle, ruined C16 tower house and courtyard of the Prestons extended C17 and in ruins C19

  • Closest To: Penicuik
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NT238594