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Alphabetical castle list, N - W

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
Neidpath Castle 14   Scottish Borders  
Newark Castle 12e Also called Castle of St Monance Fife YES
Newark Castle 15e Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH, open to public Port Glasgow YES
Newark Castle   Newark, AYR, Ayrshire, KA7 4ED, private property and closed to the public Ayrshire  
Newbattle Castle 16   Near Dalkeith  
Newmilns Tower 16   Ayrshire  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Orchardton Tower 15   Dumfries  
Ormacleit Castle 18 Closed to the public Isle of South Uist  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Park, Castle of 16 Now a hotel Highlands, Banff YES
Park Castle     Galloway, near Stranraer  
Peel Ring of Lumphanan 12 Almost nothing left Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Penkill Castle 15   Ayrshire, near Girvan  
Pitfichie Castle 16 Now a self-catering hotel Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Pitsligo Castle 15 Ruin Near Fraserburgh  
Pitreavie Castle 17 Headquarters of the navy for a long time in de 20th century Fife, near Dunfermline  
Plane Tower
15 Also called Cock-a-Bendy Castle or Plean Castle Argyll, near Stirling  
Portencross Castle 15 Once a resting place for Robert the Bruce Ayrshire  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Rait Castle 13 ruin Highlands, Inverness-shire  
Ravenscraig Castle 15   Fife  
Ravenstone Castle 16 There are plans to restaurate it... Galloway, near Wigtown  
Red Castle 13 ruin near Montrose  
Rothes Castle 13   Highlands, near Elgin  
Rothesay Castle 12   Argyll, Butte  
Rosyth Castle 13   Fife, near Dunfermline  
Rowallan Castle 16   Ayrshire, near Kilmarnock  
Roxburgh Castle 12   Scottish Borders, Kelso  
Rumgally House 14 A hotel now Fife, near St. Andrews  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Saddell Castle 16 Self-catering hotel East Kintyre  
St. Andrews Castle 12 ruin Fife, St. Andrews  
Saltcoats Castle 16 ruin Lothians  
Sanquhar Castle 13 ruin Dumfries  
Scotstarvit Tower 15 Tower house Fife  
Sinclair Castle 15 Next to Girnicoe Castle Highlands  
Skelbo Castle 14 ruin Highlands  
Skibo Castle 12 Madonna married her in 2000 Highlands, Inverness-shire Yes
Skipness Castle 13 Fortress against the Vikings Argyll  
Slains Castle 16 The place wehere Bram Stoker devised the story of Dracula; near it is an older castle Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Smailholm Tower 16   Scottish Borders, Kelso  
Sorbie Tower 17   Galloway  
Sorn Castle 14   Ayrshire, near Mauchline  
Spynie Palace 13 The castle was build as a palce for a bishop; the accompanying cathedral has vanished Grampian  
Stalker Castle 16 The castle has been renovated Argyll  
Stirling Castle 12 This castle played an important role in Scottish history and in the struggle against the English Argyll, Stirling  
Strathaven Castle 14 Also called Avondale Castle Clyde  
Strome Castle 15 Ruin Highlands, Loch Carron  
Stuart Castle 17 Now a hotel and Bed & Breakfast Highlands, Inverness-shire  
Sundrum Castle 14 Now a hotel Ayrshire, near Ayr Yes
Sween Castle 12   Argyll, Kintyre  


Name Century Remarks Area Site
Tantallon Castle 14   Lothians  
Tarbert Castle 13 Here (they say) the Vikings (Magnus Barefoot) landed Argyll, Tarbert  
Taymouth Castle 19 Victorian castle, build next to the 16th century Balloch Castle Kenmore, Perthshire Yes
Terringzean Castle 15 Ruin Ayrshire, near Cumnock  
Thirlestane Castle 16 In th 13th century the first fortress was build here Scottish Borders  
Thomaston Castle 13 Tower house Ayrshire, near Maybole  
Threave Castle 14 An earlier castle was destroyed by Robert the Bruce in 1308 Galloway  
Tioram Castle 13 Beautiful ruin on a cliff Highlands, Inverness-shire Yes
Tolquhoun Castle 15 The greater part has been build in later times Grampians, Aberdeenshire  
Torosay Castle 19 Victorian country house Argyle, Isle of Mull  
Torrisdale Castle 19 Selfcatering cottages present Argyll, Mull of Kintyre Yes
Toward Castle 15 Ruin Argyll  
Traquair House 12 Famous by the many visits of the royal family Near Peebles Yes
Tullibole Castle 17 This small castle is still inhabited Pertshire  
Tulloch Castle 12 A hotel now Highlands, near Dingwall Yes
Turnberry Castle 12 Nothing left, only a lighthouse is standing there now Ayrshire  

U, V, W

Name Century Remarks Area Site
Urquhart Castle 13 A very nice ruin on a beautiful spot; probably there were fortresses here since 2.000 BC. Highlands, Loch Ness  
Venlaw Castle 18 Large country house near Peebles  
Wedderburn Castle 14   East Lothian Yes
(Old) Wick Castle 12 Ruin, one of the oldest fortresses whne the Normans ruled this area from the Orkney islands Highland, Wick  

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