BEST castles

duart castle

One of the most spectacular castles in Scotland, standing on a clifftop guarding the entrance to the Sound of Mull. Home of the Clan Macleans for over 400 years.

01680 812309

inveraray castle

Baronial fantasy castle overlooking Loch Fyne, set in beautiful grounds and gardens. Home of the Duke of Argyll.

01499 302203

dunollie castle

Ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall with ancient castle ruin overlooking the entrance to Oban bay and a small museum.

01631 570550 

dunstaffnage castle

Built in 1220 as a stronghold for the MacDougalls overlooking the Firth of Lorne, just north of Oban.

01631 562465

gylen castle

Built in 1587 on the island of Kerrara. Destroyed in the 17th century and partially restored in 2006.

castle stalker

Fortified stronghold built around 1320 on a small island near Appin. Restored in the 1970s and occasionally open to the public.

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kilchurn castle

Originally a Campbell stronghold, abandoned at the end of the 18th century and now a picturesque ruin on the shores of Loch Awe.

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