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!

Preston Tower

Preston Tower, a ruined C14/15 tower of the Hamiltons with two storey C17 extension on the top. Abandoned C17 after fire.

  • Closest To: Prestonpans, Tranent
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NT390741

Raitcastle

  • Closest To: Nairn
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ893525

Rattray Castle, Aberdeenshire

Rattray Castle, earthworks of substantial C13 castle of the Comyn Earls of Buchan destroyed in 1308

  • Closest To: Fraserburgh, Rattray
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NK088580

Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle, a ruined C15 royal castle with the earliest artillery defences known in Scotland; ruined since C17.

  • Closest To: Kirkcaldy
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NT291925

Ravenscraig Castle, Peterhead

Ravenscraig Castle, large C15 tower of the Keiths on river cliff surrounded by ditch and ?courtyard

  • Closest To: Peterhead,Inverugie
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NK096488

Redcastle, Montrose

Redcastle, Montrose, ruins of C15 tower of the Stewarts and C13 courtyard of the Balliols on crumbling clifftop site

  • Closest To: Lunan,Montrose,Inverkeilor,Friockheim
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NO687510

Redcastle, Muir of Ord

Redcastle, a derelict extended C16 tower house of the Mackenzies on site of earlier castle. Fenced off for safety.

  • Closest To: Muir of Ord
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NH584495

Renfrew Castle Castlehill

Renfrew Castle, site of C13 castle & residence of the Stewarts which fell into disrepair; sold off C18 and demolished

  • Closest To: Renfrew
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NS513675

Renfrew Castle Kings Inch

Renfrew Castle, site of C12 earthwork castle replaced C13 by Stewarts. Also site of C15 tower house of Rosses "Inch Castle"

  • Closest To: Renfrew
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NS509679

Repentance Tower

Repentance Tower, small roofed C16 tower of the Maxwells of Hoddom serving as watchtower and not a residence

  • Closest To: Annan, Eaglesfield, Ecclefechan, Dalton
  • n/a
  • Grid Reference: NY155722