Castles in Scotland

Scotland is a spectacular country where you have real wonders to visit, be it cities, small towns, gardens, mountains or buildings. Among all these places I would like to highlight the Castles of Scotland , one of its great tourist attractions and that almost all of them are located in a spectacular natural environment with great beauty.

A lot of history in each one of them, in addition to impressive gardens that in summer look more than ever thanks to the amount of trees and flowers that they have around them. Here are some of the most important ones:

Dirleton Castle : It is a spectacular medieval fortress that is close to Edinburgh. It has Victorian gardens and centuries-old yew trees.

Kellie Castle : It is from the 17th century and was restored in Victorian times. It has a large walled garden.
Blair Castle : Residence of the Dukes of Atholi, there you can see antique furniture and weapons, as well as many trees of different species in the garden.

Menzies Castle : It is a typically Scottish zeta-shaped fortress. It was restored in the 16th century.

Brodick Castle : This castle is from the Viking era and in it you can see large collections of silver, porcelain and painting. Its gardens are spectacular.

Traquair House : It is one of the oldest and still inhabited. Among its walls lived, among others, 27 Scottish monarchs.

Scone Palace : Here the first kings of Scotland were crowned. It has a very important collection of porcelains, furniture and watches.

Eilean Donan Castle : One of the most impressive and with a better landscape around it. It is on an islet in the Duich estuary and can only be reached by boat or via a small bridge that connects the island with the lake.

Floors Castle : Today it is a large luxury mansion that houses important collections of art, porcelain or tapestries. The Dukes of Roxburghe live there.