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Alphabetical castle list, A - C

More than 1200 castles and other medieval buildings can be found in Scotland; here we have a list of more than 300 of them, mostly castles, divided over several pages. When you miss an important monument, or see an error, please mail us. We tried to find a website for every castle to provide more information and pictures.
Choose a letter of scroll to the desired castle. The last column points to a website of the castle or its owner itself.


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Aberdour Castle 12 Used to be very prosperous Fife  
Ackergill Tower 15 Now a hotel Highlands, Wick YES
Affleck Castle 15 Also called Auchinleck Castle County of Angus  
Airth Castle 15 Now a hotel Argyll YES
Aldourie Castle 19 Incorporating an earlier towerhouse Highlands, near Inverness, Loch Ness  
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle 19 Now a luxurious hotel Western Isles, Harris  
Ardtornish Castle 14 Ruin Argyll, Mull  
Ardverikie House   This castle is used in the series 'Monarch of the Glen' Highlands, Loch Laggan  
Ardvourlie Castle 19 Now a small hotel Western Isles, Harris  
Ardvreck Castle 16 Ruin Highlands  
Armadale Castle 19 Partly renovated with beautiful gardens Highlands, Skye  
Auchans Castle 17 Ruin Highlands  
Auchindoun Castle 15 Ruin, but nice Grampians  
Avondale Castle 14 Also called Strathaven Castle Clyde  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Baldoon Castle 17 Ruin Galloway, Wigtownshire  
Balfour Castle 19 Now a hotel Orkney, Isle of Shapinsay YES
Balgonie Castle 14 Castle is inhabited, but a visit is possible Fife YES
Balhousie Castle 15 Now a museum, free entrance Perth  
Ballencrieff Castle 16   East Lothian YES
Ballinbreich Castle 14 Once impressive, now a ruin Fife  
Ballindalloch Castle 16 Well preserved castle Grampians, Aberdeenshire YES
Balmoral Castle 15 Official Schottish residence of the royal family Grampians, Aberdeenshire YES
Baltersan Castle 16 Tower-house Ayrshire, Maybole YES
Balvaird Castle 15 Tower-house Perthshire  
Balvenie Castle 13 Inhabited until 1720 Grampians  
Barcaldine Castle 16 Still inhabited and Bed &Breakfast Argyll YES
Barholm Castle 15 Tower-house Galloway YES
Barr Castle 15 Ruin Ayrshire  
Barra Castle 12 Also called Kisimul Castle Isle of Barra  
Berriedale Castle 15 Almost nothing left Highlands  
Birse Castle 17 Present castle dates from the de 20nd c. (1920) Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Blackcraig Castle     Perthshire  
Blackness Castle 14   Near Linlithgow  
Blair Castle 13 Nice, well mainatined country house/castle Perthshire YES
Blairquhan Castle 19 Now an expensive hotel Ayrshire  
Blervie Castle 16   Highlands  
Bognie Castle 17 Also called Conzie Castle, a ruin now    
Bothwell Castle 13 The castle has never been finished Clyde  
Borthwick Castle 15 Now a hotel Near Edinburgh YES
Braemar Castle 17 The castle is totally renovated Grampians  
Brahan Castle 17 In 1953, the castle was destroyed Highlands, Dingwall  
Branxholme Castle 16   Borders  
Brims Castle 16   Highlands, near Thurso  
Brodick Castle 13 More a country house Ayrshire  
Brodie Castle 16 Well preserved Grampians  
Broughty Castle 15 Museum Perthshire  
Buchanan Castle 19 Deteriorated Argyll, Stirling  
Burleigh Castle   Ruin Perthshire  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Cadzow Castle 16   South Lanarkshire, Hamilton  
Caerlaverock Castle 13 Build around a triangular court Galloway  
Caisteal a'Torr   Fortress from the Iron Age Ayrshire  
Caisteal Maol 15 Ruin Highlands, Skye  
Calgary Castle 19 Now a holiday residence Argyll, Mull  
Castle Campbell 15 Impressive ruins; originally called Castle Gloom Argyll  
Caprington Castle 15   Ayrshire, Kilmarnock  
Carbisdale Castle 20 Now an inn with relatively many ghosts for such a young castle Highlands, Sutherland YES
Cardoness Castle 15 Ruins of a towerhouse Galloway  
Carrick Castle 16   Argyll  
Carsluith Castle 16   Galloway, Creetown  
Carnassarie Castle 16 Tower-house Argyll  
Carnell Castle 15   Ayrshire, near Craigie  
Carn Liath   Broch (fortified tower) from the Iron Age Highlands  
Carrick Castle 15 Simple castle, is being renovated Argyll  
Cawdor Castle 14 Well preserved Highlands, Inverness-shire  
Cessnock Castle 15   Ayrshire, Galston  
Claypotts Castle 16 Closed to the public Perthshire, near Dundee  
Collairnie Castle 16 Only the tower remains of a once much larger castle Perthshire  
Comlongon Castle 14 Now a hotel Dumfriesshire YES
Corgarff Castle 16 The castle is restored in it's original condition Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Couston Castle   Ruin, we couldn't find a website with more information Fife, near Aberdour  
Coxton Tower 17 Tower-house Grampians  
Craig Castle   Ruin, castle of the clan Urquhart Highlands, Ross-shire  
Craigend Castle 19 Locaed in the Mugdock Country Park Greater Glasgow  
Craighall Castle 16 Holiday castle Perthshire YES
Craigievar Castle 17 Beautiful castle with all it's turrets Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Craigmillar Castle 15 Ruin Near Edinburgh  
Craignethan Castle 16   Clyde  
Craignish Castle 15 Private property Argyll  
Craigston Castle 17 Belongs to the clan Urquhart Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Crathes Castle 16 Beautiful small castle Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Craufurdland Castle 13 Private roperty Ayrshire, near Kilmarnock  
Crichton Castle 15   near Edinburgh  
Crosbie Tower 14   Ayrshire, Troon  
Culcreuch Castle 13 Now a hotel Argyll, Stirlingshire  
Culzean Castle 18   Ayrshire, Maybole NTS

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