Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future


Castles associated with The Scottish Castles Association

Although not all of the Scottish Castles Association members are fortunate enough to be castle owners, a number of us do inhabit, and maintain, these wonderful historic buildings for future generations. Here is just some of them for you to see...
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  • Ochiltree Castle - West Lothian

    Ochiltree Castle is a fine example of a 16th century L plan tower house in West Lothian, Scotland, which has been occupied more or less continuously since it was first built in around 1520- 30.

  • Newmilns Tower

    Newmilns Tower, locally known as "The Keep", is a small, free-standing, rubble built tower dating from the end of the 15th or the start of the 16th century.

  • Ackergill Tower - Caithness

    Ackergill Tower is a late 15th century square five-story tower near Wick, erected for the Keiths of Inverugie.

  • Carnousie Castle - Aberdeenshire

    Carnousie Castle is a restored, late 16th Century Z - plan three storey tower house with an attic.

  • Baltersan - Ayrshire

    Baltersan Castle is a fairly well preserved ruin of a late 16th century Tower House. It stands in a field close to Crossraguel Abbey. It was built for John Kennedy, stepson of the 3rd earl of Cassilis in 1584.

  • Balgonie Castle - Fife

    Although a well loved home undergoing a slow but detailed restoration, Balgonie Castle is available for hire for wedding venues, banquets, corporate events & parties. It also boasts one of the finest castle keeps.

  • Aiket Castle - Ayrshire

    Aiket Castle is a late 15th century with a late 16th century addition.

  • Aikwood Tower - Selkirkshire

    Aikwood Tower is a rectangular 16th Century Borders tower house of four storeys and an attic without a parapet. Two corbelled-out bartizans crown the tower, and the steeply pitched roof has corbiestepped gables.

  • Auchanachie Castle - Aberdeenshire

    Auchanachie Castle consists of a 16th Century tower house of three storeys and a large round stair-tower, as well as many later and lower additions.

  • Arnot Tower - Fife

    Arnot Tower is a ruined rectangular 16th-century tower house of four storeys, although it may incorporate earlier work.

  • Avochie Castle - Aberdeenshire

    Avochie Castle is a very ruined 16th Century Tower House. Only the gable ends, with a corbelled-out bartizan at one corner, survive.

  • Balbithan House - Aberdeenshire

    Balbithan is a fine 16th Century L-plan tower house of three storeys. It has a wide stair-tower in the re-entrant angle, the upper part of which was reached by a turret stair. Bartizans crown the gables.

  • Balcomie Castle - Fife

    Balcomie Castle is a 16th Century L-plan tower house of five storeys and a garret, to which has been added an 18th century house.

  • Ballone Castle - Ross and Cromarty

    Ballone Castle is a large late 16th century Z-plan tower house. It consists of a main block of three storeys and a garret, and a round tower and square stair-tower projecting from opposite corners.

  • Barholm Castle - Galloway

    Barholm Castle is a fine 16th Century L-plan tower house of 3-storeys. It consists of a main block and a small, but higher wing, which is crowned by a caphouse.

  • Barns Tower - Borders

    Barns Tower is a rectangular 15th Century tower house of 3 storeys and an attic. The tower has lost its parapet and has a later roof and gables.

  • Blackhall Manor - Renfrewshire

    Blackhall Manor is is a 16th Century house of two storeys and an attic. A projecting tower contains a turnpike stair. The walls are pierced by shot holes. The vaulted basement contains cellars and a kitchen.

  • Blairlogie Castle - Stirlingshire

    Standing in a strong position in the Ochils, Blairlogie Castle is a small rectangular tower, said to date from 1513, of two storeys and an attic. To this was added a stair wing in 1582, making it L-plan.

  • Conzie Castle - Aberdeen & Gordon

    Conzie Castle, also known as Bognie Castle, built in the 17th Century, is ruined but once rose to four storeys.

  • Bonshaw Tower - Dumfriesshire

    Bonshaw is a 16th Century rectangular tower house of 3 storeys and a garret within with the corbelled-out parapet. The walls are pierced with gunloops, but the pitch of the roof has been altered.

  • Brockloch Pele - Dumfriesshire

    Not much remains except foundations of a tower house with the scant remains of other buildings from a farm.

  • Carriden House - Lothians

    Consists of a much-altered 16th Century tower house of five storeys to which a large modern mansion has been added. Bartizans, with gunloops crown the corners, but the roof pitch has been lowered.

  • Colliston Castle - Angus

    A 16th Century Z-plan tower house of three storeys and an attic. It consists of a main block with round towers, one corbelled out to square, projecting at diagonally opposite corners.

  • Cowdenknowes - Borders

    Once a powerful stronghold, Cowdenknowes consists of a 16th Century tower house of four storeys and a corbelled-out parapet, formerly with a courtyard and flanking towers.

  • Castle Craig - Ross-Cromarty

    Castle Craig, A 16th-century fortified tower, perched on a rocky outcrop, on the shores of the Cromarty Firth.

  • Craigcaffie Tower - Galloway, Wigtonshire

    This is a rectangular 16th century towerhouse of three storeys and a garret. It has grenellated parapets on two sides and open rounds at all four corners.

  • Cramond Tower - Lothians

    Cramond Tower is a tall narrow 16th century tower house, with a vaulted basement. It is located in the picturesque village of Cramond.

  • Crichton Castle - Lothians

    A complex, large and interesting building, Crichton Castle consists of ranges of buildings from the 14th to 16th centuries, enclosing a small courtyard. The oldest part is a 14th century keep.

  • Culcreuch Castle - Stirlingshire

    Culcreuch Castle consists of an altered 15th century keep of three storeys and a garret within a corbelled-out parapet.

  • Dairsie Castle - Fife

    Dairsie Castle is a 16th Century Z-Plan Towerhouse. It consists of a main block and two small round towers. A third rectangular tower, containing the original entrance was very ruined.

  • Drochil Castle - The Borders

    Drochil Castle is a large ruined 16th Century Z-Plan tower house of four storeys and a garret.

  • Brackenhill Tower - Cumbria

    Evidence suggests that the site was inhabited prior to the construction of the 16th century tower and this could date from the 13th century or earlier.

  • Dunderave Castle - Argyll

    Dunderave Castle is a 16th Century L-plan tower house of four storeys and an attic with a square tower in the re-entrant angle and a round tower at one corner.

  • Dundas Castle - Lothians

    Dundas Castle or Tower is a massive 15th century keep of four storeys and a flat roof, now L-plan with the addition of a later wing.

  • Earlshall Castle - Fife

    Earlshall is a 16th century courtyard castle. It consists of a main house. Occupying two sides, a smaller detached tower of three storeys, the lower two being vaulted, and a range of 17th century outbuildings.

  • Eilean Donan Castle - Inverness

    One of the most beautifully situated of all Scottish Castles, Eilean Donan Castle consists of a 13th century wall surrounding a courtyard.

  • Elliston Castle - Renfrewshire

    Elliston Castle is a large very ruined 15th century castle and courtyard. The basement was vaulted.

  • Elcho Castle - Perthshire

    Impressive and well-preserved, both stronghold and comfortable residence. Elcho Castle is a 16th century tower house, built in the plan of a Z with an extra tower at one corner.

  • Fairlie Castle - Ayrshire

    Ruined, but well preserved, Fairlie Tower is a plain 15th century keep of four storeys with a later corbelled-out parapet and bartizans. The walls are pierced by gunloops.

  • Fa'side Castle - Lothians

    Standing dramatically on a high ridge, Fa'side Castle consists of an L-plan towerhouse and incorporates a plain 15th century keep of four storeys.

  • Fenton Tower - Lothians

    Fenton Tower is a restored 16th century L-plan tower of three storeys and a garret. It is dated 1587.

  • Fernie Castle - Fife

    Fernie Castle consists of an altered 16th century L-plan tower house, to which has been added a three-storey block with a round tower at one corner.

  • Frendraught Castle - Aberdeenshire

    Site of 13th century castle, which was torched in 1630. The present house dates from 1656, was remodelled in 1753, extended to 1790, and incorporates a small part of the old castle.

  • Garth Castle - Perthshire

    Standing on a steep crag, Garth Castle is a plain 14th century keep, square in plan with a flush parapet crowning two walls.

  • Gilnockie Tower - Dumfriesshire

    Little survives of this 16th century tower house, built in 1518 but burned by Lord Dacre, the English Warden of the West March in 1523.

  • Gleneagles Castle - Perthshire

    Gleneagles Castle consists of the very ruined remains of a 14th or 15th century keep and courtyard, with traces of other buildings. Part of the keep survives to the height of three storeys.

  • Hatton Castle - Angus

    Hatton Castle is a 16th century Z-plan tower house. It consists of a main block of three storeys and an attic, with square towers projecting at opposite corners.

  • Hillslap Tower - Borders

    Hillslap Tower is a 16th century L-plan tower house of four storeys. It consists of a main block and a stair-wing, which rises a storey higher.

  • Hollows Tower - Dumfriesshire

    Hollows or Gilnockie's Tower is a rectangular 16th century tower house of four storeys and a garret within a corbelled-out parapet.

  • Johnstone Castle - Renfrewshire

    Johnstone Castle is a recently restored 16th century L-plan tower house. It consists of a main block of three storeys and a garret, and a wing, remodelled as a massive Gothic tower, which rises a storey higher.

  • Kilmartin Castle - Argyll

    Kilmartin Castle is a small formerly ruined 16th century Z-plan tower house. It consists of a main block of three storeys, with projecting round towers at opposite corners.

  • Killochan Castle - Ayrshire

    One of the best preserved and impressive castles in Ayrshire, Killochan Castle has a tall 16th century L-plan tower house which replaced an earlier castle on the site.

  • Law Castle - Ayrshire

    Law Castle is a 15th century keep, rectangular in plan with four stories and a garret. A corbellod-out parapet has open rounds and the walls are pierced by gun loops.

  • The Lee - Lanarkshire

    The Lee is a 19th-century mansion which may include some of a castle of the Lockharts.

  • Liberton House - Lothians

    Liberton House is a 17th century L-plan tower house. It contains a main block of three storeys and a four-story wing, with a round stair tower corbelled-out to square at the top in the re-entrant angle.

  • Lochhouse Tower - Dumfriesshire

    Lochhouse Tower is a strong 16th century tower house of 3 storeys and an attic, formerly within a corbelled-out parapet. The tower is rectangular in plan, and has rounded corners. There are several gunloops.

  • Lordscairnie Castle - Fife

    Lordscairnie Castle is a 15th century keep of four storeys and an attic to which a stair-wing was added in the 16th century, making the castle L-plan.

  • Lundin Tower - Fife

    Site of a much-altered 16th century tower house, which had been incorporated into Lundin House. All of the house, except an altered stair-turret from the 16th or 17th century, was demolished in 1876.

  • Mauchline Castle - Ayrshire

    Mauchline Castle is an altered 15th century keep, to which has been added a 17th century L-plan wing, as well as other extensions and alterations of 1690, 1800 and 1820.

  • Melville Castle - Lothians

    Site of an old castle which was demolished when the present derelict house, a symmetrical castellated mansion of three storeys, designed by James Playfair, was built.

  • Murroes Castle - Tayside

    Built on sloping ground, Murroes Castle is a 16th century tower house, with a long main block of two storeys and a centrally projecting round stair-tower.

  • Myrton Castle - Galloway

    Built on a 12th century motte, Myrton Castle is a ruined 16th century L-plan tower house. It rose to four storeys and a garret, within a parapet, and had open rounds at the corner.

  • Neidpath Castle - Borders

    Nestling on the side of a deep gorge overlooking a bend of the River Tweed, Neidpath Castle is an altered L-plan keep with rounded corners.

  • Niddry Castle - Lothians

    Niddry Castle is an altered 15th century keep, now L-plan, consisting of a main block and wing.

  • Castle Newe - Aberdeenshire

    Not much remains of Castle Newe, an altered Z plan tower house of 1604 and mansion from 1831.

  • Old Sauchie Tower House - Stirlingshire

    Old Sauchie is a ruined 16th century L-plan tower house of four storeys. To this has been added a 17th century wing and other additions, now used as an estate office.

  • Peffermill House - Lothians

    Peffermill is an altered 17th century tower house of three storeys and a garret, with a semi-circular stair-tower in the re-entrant angle.

  • Pitcullo Castle - Fife

    Pitcullo Castle is a late 16th century L-plan tower house consisting of a main block of three storeys and a stair wing. To this has been added 17th century alterations including a square tower.

  • Powrie Castle - Tayside

    Once a large, strong and comfortable stronghold, Powrie Castle now consists of a ruined 15th century keep and restored 17th century wing.

  • Rusko Castle - Galloway

    Standing on a tree-clad hillside, Rusko Castle is an altered 15th century keep, to which has been added a long and lower 17th century wing, which was ruinous and has been demolished.

  • Seton House - Lothians

    Site of castle, which was apparently a splendid palace after being rebuilt in the 16th century.

  • Sinclair and Girnigoe Castles - Caithness

    Standing on a rocky promontory in the sea, Girnigoe Castle and Castle Sinclair were two separate fortresses, although they stood very close together, not much remains of Castle Sinclair.

  • Stair Tower House - Ayrshire ( members only )

    Stair is a fine 16th century L-plan tower house of three storeys to which has been added later wings which were, in turn, extended in the 17th century.

  • Castle Stalker - Argyll

    Standing dramatically on a small island, Castle Stalker is a tall, massive and simple keep, rectangular in plan, of four storeys and a garret.

  • Stoneypath Tower - Lothians

    Standing on a promontory above a river with three steep sides, Stoneypath Tower is a 16th century L-plan tower house, which may incorporate part of a 15th century keep.

  • Strathendry Castle - Fife

    Strathendry Castle is a rectangular keep of three storeys and an attic with a projecting round stair tower. A corbelled-out parapet, with open rounds at each end, crowns one side.

  • Thirlestane Castle - Borders

    Thirlestane Castle is a 16th century castle, the oldest part of which is a rectangular tower house or block of three storeys, which had a large tower at each corner.

  • Westhall Tower House - Aberdeenshire

    Westhall consists of a small 16th century L-Plan tower house of three storeys and a garret. To this has been added a gabled block, with a round stair-tower, probably in the 17th century.

  • Wormiston House - Fife

    Wormiston House is a 17th century tower house, which has been greatly extended, although these extensions were demolished in 1988 during re-building.

  • Saint Monance Castle also know as Newark - Fife

    St. Monance is a very ruined 15th century castle which was altered and extended in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • Abbots Tower - Dumfries and Galloway

    Abbots Tower is a four storey L-Plan tower house with a garret and caphouse.

  • Glenbarr Abbey - Kintyre

    One of the oldest families in Kintyre, the Macalister family's history is deep rooted and fascinating. Read more about them and their maagnificent family seat, Glenbarr Abbey, here.

  • Duchray Castle, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire

    Duchray Castle is unaltered rectangular 16th-century tower house. It has three storeys and has a round tower at one corner and a turret crowning the opposite corner.

  • House of Mergie - Kincardineshire

    A probably 17th century mansion, three storeys high and harled, with an apparently later stair-wing projecting centrally southwards.

  • Tillycairn Castle - Kincardineshire

    Tillycairn Castle is a 16th Century tower house built of granite walls which are harled externally in traditional style with dressings of Corennie granite to windows etc, under a Scotch slate roof.

  • Muchalls Castle - Kincardineshire

    Muchalls, built around 1619, consists of 3 ranges closed by a wall to form a courtyard and much altered over the years, most recently in 1927.

  • Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire

    Castle of Fiddes is a 16th century L-plan tower house of three storeys to which has been added a round fair-tower at one end of the main block.

  • Castle Levan (Gourock)

    Castle Levan occupies a strong site on a ravine on the Clyde estuary at Gourock.

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Mauchline Castle

Mauchline Castle - Ayrshire

Mauchline Castle is an altered 15th century keep, to which has been added a 17th century L-plan wing, as well as other extensions and alterations of 1690, 1800 and 1820.

Melville Castle

Melville Castle - Lothians

Site of an old castle which was demolished when the present derelict house, a symmetrical castellated mansion of three storeys, designed by James Playfair, was built.

Murroes House

Murroes Castle - Tayside

Built on sloping ground, Murroes Castle is a 16th century tower house, with a long main block of two storeys and a centrally projecting round stair-tower.

Myrton Castle

Myrton Castle - Galloway

Built on a 12th century motte, Myrton Castle is a ruined 16th century L-plan tower house. It rose to four storeys and a garret, within a parapet, and had open rounds at the corner.

Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle - Borders

Nestling on the side of a deep gorge overlooking a bend of the River Tweed, Neidpath Castle is an altered L-plan keep with rounded corners.

Niddry Castle

Niddry Castle - Lothians

Niddry Castle is an altered 15th century keep, now L-plan, consisting of a main block and wing.

Castle Newe

Castle Newe - Aberdeenshire

Not much remains of Castle Newe, an altered Z plan tower house of 1604 and mansion from 1831.

Old Sauchie Castle

Old Sauchie Tower House - Stirlingshire

Old Sauchie is a ruined 16th century L-plan tower house of four storeys. To this has been added a 17th century wing and other additions, now used as an estate office.

Peffermill House

Peffermill House - Lothians

Peffermill is an altered 17th century tower house of three storeys and a garret, with a semi-circular stair-tower in the re-entrant angle.

Pitcullo Castle

Pitcullo Castle - Fife

Pitcullo Castle is a late 16th century L-plan tower house consisting of a main block of three storeys and a stair wing. To this has been added 17th century alterations including a square tower.

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