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!

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

Torthorwald Castle

Torthorwald Castle, ruined C14 tower on earthworks of earlier castle and altered C16. Occupied into C18 and partially collapsed 1993

  • Closest To: Torthorwald, Dumfries, Lochmaben
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NY033783

Torwood Castle

Torwood Castle, ruined tower house of the Forresters or Bailes built C16 which was abandoned, and is now being consolidated

  • Closest To: Torwood, Denny, Falkirk, Larbert, Stenhousemuir, Plean, Auchenbowie, Dunipace
  • Private
  • Grid Reference: NS836844

Traquair House

Traquair House, occupied and much extended C15 tower house built on site of earlier royal castle, parts alleged to date to C12

  • Closest To: Innerleithen
  • Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT331355

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