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Castles in Speyside, such as Brodie Castle, are featured underneath. Britain's Finest Castles with their magnificent arhcitecture, house some of the finest examples of art, furniture, sculptures some dating back to the early centuries.

Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray

Forres 20.9 miles away


Set aside a couple of hours to get your teeth into Scottish clan history, courtesy of the lovely rose-coloured Brodie Castle which sits majestically amid scenic grounds (in spring, the daffodils are just lovely here) in Forres, Moray. This 16th... more

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

Nairn 27.3 miles away


Shakespeare lovers may already be acquainted with Cawdor Castle, eight miles east of Culloden, as it plays an integral role in the story of Macbeth. But whether you’ve read the play or not, the sight of Cawdor’s fairy tale turrets, gargoyles and... more

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Fyvie, Turriff 30.0 miles away


Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families that lived there. The oldest part dates from the 13th century, and an... more

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Inverurie 33.8 miles away


If you have seen the movie The Queen starring Helen Mirren, you may recognise Aberdeenshire’s Castle Fraser, its elaborate façade featuring in a scene or two. The castle is a five-storey Z-plan castle first constructed in 1575 with a gorgeously... more

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Banchory 40.7 miles away


A wonderful 16th century granite tower house decorated with dramatic gargoyles, overhanging turrets and little conical roofs, Crathes Castle has four storeys and an attic to explore. The stand-out features of this classic L-tower house are the lovely... more

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Drumoak, Banchory 42.0 miles away


The keep at Drum Castle is one of the three oldest tower houses surviving in Scotland. The original house was enlarged with the creation of a very fine Jacobean mansion in 1619 and a later addition during the reign of Queen Victoria. The castle was... more

Dunrobin Castle & Museum

Dunrobin Castle & Museum, Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Highland

Dunrobin Castle, Golspie 44.1 miles away


Stride up to the main entrance to Dunrobin Castle, past the spectacular formal gardens (the Moray Firth crashing just beyond the grounds) and you are entering this grand chateau-like fairytale of a building just as the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland... more

Blair Castle

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross

Blair Atholl, Pitlochry 55.5 miles away


Take a trip out to the village of Blair Atholl in the Perthshire countryside to see Blair Castle, a wonderful Scots baronial style building (styled as such in 1870) built mainly in the 15th century. The castle, home to the earls and dukes of Atholl... more

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, Glamis, Angus

Glamis 61.5 miles away


Drive along the mile-long avenue of trees on the Glamis Castle estate and you’ll spot the brooding turrets of this royal residence peeping through the foliage. The castle is the home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal... more

The Castle & Gardens of Mey

The Castle & Gardens of Mey, Mey, Thurso, Highland

Mey, Thurso 79.2 miles away


With a rich and bloody history that involves aristocratic brothers locking one another up and fratricide, the Castle of Mey on the northern shores of Caithness in Scotland is a historic treasure to savour. The castle was built by the fourth Earl of... more

Kellie Castle & Garden

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife

Pittenweem 88.0 miles away


The first records of Kellie Castle date back to the 12th century, and it was restored by James Lorimer in the late 19th century. It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic architecture with its gables, towers and chimneys. Among the contents are... more

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Castlehill, Edinburgh 106.6 miles away


Edinburgh Castle is famous worldwide as an icon of Scotland. Once the home of kings and queens it is now the country´s premier visitor attraction. It boasts a magnificent Great Hall, with an ornate ceiling and fine collection of weapons, plus... more

Inveraray Castle & Garden

Inveraray Castle & Garden, Argyll Estates Office, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute

Argyll Estates Office, Cherry Park, Inveraray 111.4 miles away


Inveraray Castle was erected between 1745 and 1785 to replace an earlier traditional fortified keep. It was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. On display are the famous Armoury Collection, French Tapestries that were made... more

Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Lauder 123.4 miles away


Castle closed for 2013 due to refurbishment, grounds open as normal. Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History. The castle has its origins in the 13th century. It... more

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan House, Isle of Skye, Highland

Dunvegan House, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye 126.5 miles away


Dunvegan Castle & Gardens: Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and ancestral home to the Chiefs of Clan... more

Floors Castle

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso 133.2 miles away


Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, is home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Designed and built by William Adam, it was begun in 1721 and transformed by Playfair in 1849 by adding domes and spires. The interiors are filled with... more

Kelburn Castle

Kelburn Castle, Fairlie, Largs, Ayrshire

Fairlie, Largs 133.8 miles away


Set in 3,500 acres of stunning west coast countryside, with parts dating back to the 13th century, Kelburn Castle is believed to be the oldest in Scotland to have been continuously inhabited by the same family. There's an eccentric and homely blend... more

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed 136.4 miles away


Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550 to protect Holy Island, this Tudor fort was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. It can only be reached at low tide over a causeway. The small rooms are full of... more

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh 141.3 miles away


This awesome Norman castle sits in a fabulously moody location – built into a basalt outcrop overlooking a usually empty sandy beach on the Northumberland coastline. In fact, its spectacular location made it a contender a few years ago in a poll to... more

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick 144.0 miles away


Chillingham Castle has been owned by Earls Grey and relations since the 1200s. Active restoration of complex masonry, metalwork and ornamental plaster has gradually brought the great halls and state rooms back to life. Dungeons and secret chambers... more

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

Brodick, Isle of Arran 149.9 miles away


Oh, there’s nothing quite like a brooding country castle and a pretty surrounding estate for a grand day out (especially when they have a tea room as nice as the one here, in the old servants quarters, serving local beers and ice-creams made in... more

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick 153.8 miles away


Make the Harry Potter fan in your life a very happy muggle indeed with a visit to Alnwick Castle, whose magnificent medieval structure provided the backdrop and interiors for Hogwarts in the first two movies. This 11th century Northumberland... more

Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens & Country Park

Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens & Country Park, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Thornhill 154.9 miles away


Drumlanrig Castle, the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT, was built between 1679 and 1691 by William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry. Local pink sandstone was used in its construction and it is built around a courtyard... more

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire

Maybole 159.1 miles away


Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This 242-hectare estate is a wonderland of lush woodland, rugged coastline... more

Raby Castle

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham

Staindrop, Darlington 206.8 miles away


Raby Castle; This dramatic medieval Castle, built by the mighty Nevills has been home to Lord Barnard´s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens. Highlights include the Barons' Hall where... more

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Ravenglass 216.9 miles away


Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a... more

Sizergh

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal 222.2 miles away


The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak... more

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ripley, Harrogate 246.0 miles away


Ripley Castle is one of Yorkshire's great historic attractions. Enthralling for all ages and well worth a visit. There are fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants because it has belonged to the same family, the Ingilby’s,... more

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton 247.7 miles away


Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England, and withstood a three year siege by the Roundheads during the Civil War. Oliver Cromwell ordered the roofs to be removed in 1645, but these were allowed to be... more

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

York 247.9 miles away


Forever famous as the setting for the fabulous Granada TV 1981 series of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard in North Yorkshire is a wonderful 18th century house created for Charles Howard the third earl of Carlisle – whose descendants still... more

Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd

Bangor 296.4 miles away


Penrhyn Castle is a massive 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales,... more

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, Wrexham

Chirk, Wrexham 314.8 miles away


The National Trust lays on entertainment by the bucket load at its Chirk Castle property, the Welsh castle built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I’s reign to be inhabited. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham 322.9 miles away


Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir, Grantham 330.0 miles away


Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as it exists today is the fourth castle to stand on the grounds and this current incarnation was built in the early 19th century after a fire ravaged what stood there before. The home of the Duke and Duchess of... more

Powis Castle & Garden

Powis Castle & Garden, Welshpool, Powys

Welshpool 334.5 miles away


Powis Castle is built on a high rock overlooking the garden terraces and has been the home of the Earls of Powis for many generations. There is a wealth of fine paintings and furniture, one of the finest collections in Wales. The sister of the 2nd... more

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne 340.2 miles away


Grimsthorpe Castle, dating from 13th century, has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516 when it was granted to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby by Henry V111. The State Rooms house stunning collections of paintings, furniture, family... more

Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland

Market Place, Oakham 345.4 miles away


Oakham Castle was built in the 12th century by Walkelin de Ferrers, the Great Hall is one of the finest examples of domestic architecture for that period in Britain. In the hall is a range of 12th century sculpture and, although damaged, is of superb... more

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Market Harborough 356.2 miles away


Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still live there. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but... more

Croft Castle & Parkland

Croft Castle & Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire

Yarpole, Leominster 360.0 miles away


Croft Castle is 15th century and has recently had a major refurbishment and has been the home of the Croft family since Doomsday. Fine interiors display period furnishings and paintings, including works by Gainsborough and Lawrence. Many of the books... more

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire

Warwick 365.0 miles away


Experience over 1000 years of history at Warwick Castle. For nearly 600 years the Mill and Engine House used the power of the River Avon to grind grain. A century ago that same `hydro´ power was harnessed by the Castle´s engine house to generate... more

Hampton Court Castle & Gardens

Hampton Court Castle & Gardens, Near Hope under Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire

Near Hope under Dinmore, Leominster 368.3 miles away


Historic buildings, glorious grounds and days out go hand in hand in history-soaked Britain and stunning, ivy-clad Hampton Court Castle is no exception. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of green and glorious Herefordshire countryside grounds, this 15th... more

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle, Broughton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Broughton, Banbury 382.4 miles away


Described by historian Sir Charles Oman back in 1898 as “about the most beautiful castle in all England”, Broughton Castle near Banbury is the sort of fairytale building that tourists flock to the country to see. A glorious combination of ... more

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe 385.8 miles away


Once the property of King Ethelred the Unready and home to Queen Katherine Parr it has Royal connections spanning thousands of years. The castle was acquired in 1837 by the Dent Brothers, and Sir Gilbert Scott was commissioned for the restoration.... more

Picton Castle

Picton Castle, Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Rhos, Haverfordwest 399.4 miles away


A beautiful hybrid, Picton Castle consists of a 13th century castle with splendid Georgian wing added in 1790s. Guided tours span nearly 800 years, starting in the medieval castle, elegantly remodelled with plaster and fireplaces by Sir Henry Cheere,... more

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Berkeley 401.9 miles away


They don’t come much more historic than Berkeley Castle. This Gloucestershire landmark has played host to Francis Drake, Elizabeth I and a succession of other royalty as well as being celebrated by Shakespeare and the scene of Edward II’s murder back... more

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff

Castle Street, Cardiff 415.3 miles away


When an attraction is steeped in history it can sometimes seem a little daunting getting to grips with it all. But the curators at Cardiff Castle have done an excellent job in bringing 2,000 years of fighting, defending, merrymaking and grand living... more

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor 426.1 miles away


Windsor Castle, one of three official residences of The Queen, has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years and not only is it the largest inhabited castle in the world but is the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and... more

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere, Newbury 431.4 miles away


Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... more

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset

Dunster, Minehead 436.1 miles away


Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers... more

Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent

Edenbridge 452.6 miles away


Hever Castle, a romantic 13th century moated castle, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII´s second wife - inside there are prayer books signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn. In 1903 the estate was bought by American William Waldorf Astor,... more

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