With so many interesting and historic castles scattered around the country is it not too difficult to stop at places on the route.

Most of the castles are managed either by Historic Scotland or National Trust for Scotland. Buy an Explorer pass early in your vacation to enjoy free entry to many of these historic properties.

See below for a list of some of the most popular castles, a map showing approximate locations of castles in Scotland and image gallery of some of the most popular castles for visitors to Scotland.

Popular Castles

There are many castles to visit in Scotland. The most popular for visitors include:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Stirling Castle
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Dalhousie Castle
  • St Andrews Castle
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Floors Castle
  • Culzean CastleĀ