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Historic castles in Scotland - Dunnottar Castle

Historic castles in Scotland

Scotland’s castles

Scotland’s iconic castles are legendary - they all have stories to tell about those who lived there before. At one time there were over 3,000 castles in Scotland although these days there are around 1,000.


Many have been richly restored and are accessible to visitors all year round, such as Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Others, like Dunnottar Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, boast spectacular coastal settings in more remote locations.


Fortunately, we have many wonderful historic castles in Scotland and several are not far from Logiealmond. These include Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings, and Glamis Castle, childhood home to the beloved Queen Mother.

Eilean Donan Castle
Stirling Castle


Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles with an imposing position and impressive architecture. Visitors can enjoy costumed characters, interactive displays, and revel in Renaissance splendour. With excellent facilities and a focus on accessibility for all, the castle makes for a great daytrip when staying with us at Logiealmond.  


Once host to Mary, Queen of Scots, Glamis Castle also has a deep connection to today’s Royal Family. With its fairy-tale turrets, sweeping driveway, and reputation as ‘Scotland’s most haunted’ castle, visitors enjoy touring its 100 rooms and glorious gardens from Mid-March to October.

Glamis Castle
Scone Palace

Fifteen hundred years ago this site was the capital of the Pictish kingdom, and 42 kings of Scotland have been crowned here, including Robert the Bruce in 1306. These days the majestic stately home is well worth a visit between April to October to see the wonderful collection of artworks and treasures. Take your walking shoes too as there are 100 acres of gardens to explore including the Murray Star Maze.

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