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!

Struthers Castle

Struthers Castle, ruined C16 tower house of the Lindsays altered C18 but in ruins by 1840 when it was held by the Boyles

  • Closest To: Craigrothie,Ceres,Cupar,Ladybank,Freuchie
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NO377097

Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle, a promontory fortified C14 by Douglases with massive wall and towers. Destroyed C17 and abandoned.

  • Closest To: North Berwick, Haddington, Dunbar
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NT596850

Taymouth Castle

Taymouth Castle, a C19 mansion of the Campbells replacing earlier Balloch Castle, a C16 tower house of the same family.

  • Closest To: Aberfeldy, Kenmore
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NN784465

Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle, a much-extended C16 tower house of the Maitlands replacing ruined C13 tower 2 miles to the east.

  • Closest To: Lauder
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT534479

Threave Castle

Threave Castle, a C14 tower and courtyard of the Douglases on an island altered C15 with early artillery defences ruined C19.

  • Closest To: Castle Douglas
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NX739623

Thurso Castle

Thurso Castle, alleged site of Orkney Earls' castle destroyed C12; also of vanished C15 castle of Sinclairs. Later C19 mansion elsewhere.

  • Closest To: Thurso
  • n/a
  • Grid Reference: ND112681

Tolquhon Castle

Tolquhoun Castle, a ruined C15 tower and later courtyard castle of the Prestons and Forbeses, abandoned C18.

  • Closest To: Oldmeldrum, Ellon
  • Historic Scotland
  • Grid Reference: NJ873286

Tom Pitlac

Tom Pitlac, earthwork mound and ditch on river cliff probably remains of C12/13 ringwork of Lords of Glencarnie destroyed early C14

  • Closest To: Boat of Garten,Carrbridge,Nethy Bridge,Aviemore
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NH947196

Torcastle, Fort William

Tor Castle, ruined C14 tower house of the Mackintoshes with legendary links to C11. Rebuilt C16 by Camerons, abandoned C18

  • Closest To: Fort William
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NN133786

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