The Castle Guide – a selection of Scottish castles

There are now over 300 castles in this guide, sorted alphabetically. Please use the search box below to look a castle name, a clan or family name , or a town to see what’s within a few miles. Just type in your search term, select what you are searching by, and away you go!

Troup Castle

Troup Castle, scant remains of C12/13 castle in Iron Age promontory fort ?destroyed C14 and later tower house of unknown dates

  • Closest To: Gardenstown,New Aberdour
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ837662

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

Wemyss Castle

Wemyss Castle, C15 tower of the Wemyss family extended C16-C20 to form privately occupied mansion

  • Closest To: West Weems,East Weems,Kirkcaldy,Glenrothes,Methil
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NT329951