The most beautiful castles in Scotland

One of the destinations that you should visit once in your life is Scotland, a country that surprises with its green landscapes, its lakes, its beautiful cliffs, its legends and, of course, its castles , which are nestled on islets, rest on what high prairies or dominate the access steps to the Highlands.

According to experts, there were up to 3,000 castles in Scotland . Many of them have not survived and have reached our days in the form of ruins. However, others have been more fortunate and are kept in good condition. Today at Vuela Viajes we want to tell you about some of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. Of course, we apologize in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline.

Edinburgh castle

How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Edinburgh Castle, one of the essential visits in the Scottish capital. It is an old fortress built on a rock of volcanic origin, which has been used for military purposes since the 12th century. Of course, today it houses different museums and exhibitions.

Campbell Castle

We also want to talk about Campbell Castle, which is located at the top of Dollar Glen, hidden among meadows. It is one of the least visited by tourists, which does not mean that it is not one of the most spectacular . Although today it is half in ruins, some parts can be visited.

Eilean Donan Castle

The Castle of Eilean Donan, a fortress located on the small island of the same name, in Lake Duich, could not be missing from this list. It is only accessible by boat or via a narrow stone bridge . Due to its difficult access, in its day it was a difficult fortress to attack.

Dunnottar Castle

On a rocky cliff located on a cape on the northeast coast of Scotland, is Dunnottar Castle, which played an important role in the history of Scotland in the Middle Ages due to its strategic position, key to the control of trade. It is currently in ruins, but its interior can be visited.

Inveraray Castle

We also want to talk about Inveraray Castle, the home of the Campbells, Dukes of Argyll. It is a beautiful building that combines Gothic with Baroque and Palladian styles. Inside it is very well preserved.

Glamis Castle

In Glamis, Angus, there is what is known as Glamis Castle, which dates back to the beginning of the 15th century, although some historians assure that a castle already existed in this same place since at least the 11th century. One of the most famous areas of this construction is Duncan’s Hall, where Macbeth is believed to have assassinated King Duncan.

Stirling castle

Another castle that is worth visiting is that of Stiriling, which is located in the city of the same name. Built on a volcanic peak, it is surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides.

Stalker Castle

We also want to talk about Stalker’s Castle, which is located on Cormorant Rock, a small island within a lake located on the Scottish west coast. This place was the setting for the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th century building at the northeast end of Loch Awe. It was the home of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who would become Earls of Breadalbane.

Urquhart Castle

Finally, we want to talk about Urquhart Castle, which is located on Loch Ness , between Fort William and Inverness. It is considered the third most visited site in all of Scotland.