Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their Past and Present State

🔎 Results found: 20
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Aldbar Castle

Aldbar Castle (Angus) Past & Lost

This Category B Listed building stood some 2 miles west of the town of Brechin. It was a massive tower house of 1540 built by Sir Thomas Lyon and reckoned a place of some strength.

Date added: 12 Dec 2013
Barr Castle

Barr Castle (Renfrew) Past & Present

Barr Castle stands on a ridge with wide views over Lochwinnoch and near the village of that name. It it a notable landmark for travelers though difficult to find a place to park! It is an early 16th century tower.

Date added: 06 Dec 2013
Old Sauchie

Old Sauchie (Stirling) Past & Present

This attractive little 16th century L-plan tower house near Bannockburn was a mere shell until it was purchased and splendidly restored by a SCA member.

Date added: 05 Dec 2013

Gight Castle (Aberdeen) Past & Present

Situated near Pitmedden Gight is a 16th century L-plan tower with ranges of later outbuildings. It stands isolated on a steep slope above the River Ythan amidst the remains of once splendid gardens.

Date added: 05 Dec 2013

Dryhope Tower (Selkirk) Past & Present

Situated in the isolated border country above St Mary’s Loch, Dryhope is a stout little 16th century tower house once surrounded by a barmkin.

Date added: 05 Dec 2013

Balvenie Castle (Moray) Past & Present

This exceptional castle, which dates from the 13th to 16th centuries, is situated near Dufftown.

Date added: 05 Dec 2013

Kenmure Castle (Kirkcudbright) Past & Present

The roofless shell of Kenmure Castle stands high above a marsh at New Galloway. Originally a enclosure castle of the 13th century it was added to and altered over the years.

Date added: 03 Dec 2013

Cessford Castle (Roxburgh) Past & Present

Cessford Castle stands on a hill top near Morebattle and forms a prominent landmark. A 15th century L-plan border fortress with walls 14 feet thick this castle had an eventful history.

Date added: 03 Dec 2013

Lochhouse Tower (Dumfries) Past & Present

Lochhouse is a little 16th century border tower and stands very near the town of Moffat. Rubble built, it rises from a vaulted basement to the corbels that once supported a parapet and gunloops are evident.

Date added: 27 Nov 2013
Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle (Fife) Past & Present

This massive castle, designed to withstand cannon, overlooks the Firth of Forth near Kirkcaldy. Long in ruin it was taken over by Historic Scotland in the 1970s.

Date added: 27 Nov 2013
Borthwick Castle

Borthwick Castle (Lothian) Past & Present

This is, by far, the finest tower house in Scotland. Built of ashlar in the 15th century it rises high to a machicolated parapet. It is surrounded by an outer wall punctuated by towers.

Date added: 27 Nov 2013
Carsluith Castle

Carsluith Tower (Kirkcudbright) Past & Present

This delightful little L-plan 16th century tower house is situated overlooking Luce Bay. It is within sight of Barholm Tower high on the hill behind.

Date added: 27 Nov 2013
Finlarig Castle

Finlarig Castle (Perth) Past & Present

Finlarig Castle stands, hidden by trees, on a mound just outside the village of Killin in Perthshire. It is in a dangerous state and totally uncared for.

Date added: 01 Nov 2013
Fairburn Tower

Fairburn Tower (Ross) Past and Present

Fairburn Tower, a roofless 16th century tower house, is situated at Muir of Ord in Ross. It consists of an oblong tower to which a four storey stair tower was added in the 17th century.

Date added: 04 Sep 2013
Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Situated above the sea near to Ayr, Dunure is a splendid medieval ruin dating from the 14th century and later. Abandoned (or slighted) after the Civil War .

Date added: 04 Sep 2013
Buckholm Castle

Buckholm Tower Part 2 (Roxburgh) Past & Present

This fine tower house of the 16th century stands upon the hillside above the town of Galashiels. A century ago it was intact but since then it has sadly ruined.

Date added: 20 Jun 2013
s Craighlaw Castle

Craighlaw Castle (Wigtown) Past & Present

Situated near the town of Kirkcowan in the Machars, Craighlaw is a much altered 16th century tower which once was down to its first floor level.

Date added: 02 Jun 2013
s MacDuffs Castle

Macduff's Castle (Fife) Past & Present

This castle is situated above the shore in the town of East Wemyss, Fife. Built of the local red stand stone it has weathered badly. Below the castle are the famous caves with their Pictish carvings.

Date added: 01 Jun 2013

Redcastle (Ross) Past & Present

Redcastle is situated at the end of a steep sided promontory and occupies the site of a much older structure. The remains indicate an L-plan tower house of the 16th century with additions of 1840.

Date added: 22 May 2013
Clackmanan Tower

Clackmanan Tower (Clackmanan) Past & Present

Clackmannan Tower is situated on a prominent ridge about 2 miles from Alloa and is visible for miles around. Rather surprisingly for such a high and exposed location there were once terraces and gardens.

Date added: 22 May 2013