Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their Past and Present State

🔎 Results found: 20
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Lochnaw Castle

Lochnaw Castle (Wigtown) Past & Present

The 16th century tower of Lochnaw is beautifully situated on the loch of that name near Stranraer. A wing with steeply pitched roof (originally thatched) was added in 1663 followed by yet another in 1704.

Date added: 17 May 2013
Cassencarie Castle

Cassencarie House (Kirkcudbright) Past & Present

Situated on Luce Bay is this multi period site. The oldest part is a L-plan tower of the late 16th century distinguishable by its window mouldings

Date added: 17 May 2013
mars work stirling

Mar's Work (Stirling) Past & Present

This beautiful and accomplished 16th century lodging is situated nearby Stirling Castle. Built by the Regent Mar it is closely modeled on the palace of James V in that castle.

Date added: 17 May 2013
castle of park

Castle of Park (Wigtown) Past & Present

A 16th century L-plan tower of 4 storeys and a garret to which wings were added to in the 18th century converting the tower into a country house.

Date added: 17 May 2013
st johns tower

St John's Tower (Wigtown) Past & Present

This 16th century tower stands in the town of Stranraer close to the shore. In the 19th century lacking a 'lock up' the tower was converted into the town jail with cells for fellons and debtors.

Date added: 17 May 2013
Ravenstone Castle

Ravenstone Castle (Wigtown) Past & Present

Situated in the Machars, Ravenstone is late 16th century L-plan tower house extended in the 17th, again in 18th with a full height, double bowed front and finally with large Victorian wing.

Date added: 02 May 2013

Castlewigg (Wigtown) Past & Present

Situated about 3 miles NW of Whithorn, Castlewigg presents a sorry state. A panel dates this L-plan tower house to 1595 and vaulting, together with a gun loop, supports the fact.

Date added: 30 Apr 2013

Edinample Castle (Perth) Past & Present

Situated on Lochearnhead, near Comrie, Edinample is a late 16th century Z-planned castle incorporating an earlier tower.

Date added: 14 Apr 2013
Benholm Tower

Benholm Tower (Kincardine) Past & Present

Benholm provides an example of what can happen if restoration becomes entangled in red tape.

Date added: 26 Feb 2013
Busbie Castle

Busbie Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Situated near Kilmarnock Busbie was an unusually handsome tower house with some exceptionally fine detailing.

Date added: 26 Feb 2013
Ballinbreich Castle

Ballinbreich Castle (Fife) Past & Present

Situated on the coast near Newburgh this 14th century castle is in a bad state of repair. It originally consisted of a tower to which additions were made in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Date added: 08 Jan 2013
corgarff castle

Corgarff Castle (Aberdeenshire) Past & Present

Corgarff stands on a height near the head of Strathdon on the road to Tomintoull. It belongs to the early part of the 16th century but was rebuilt after its destruction in 1581.

Date added: 20 Dec 2012
Ailsa Craig

Ailsa Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Ailsa Castle is perilously situated on a shoulder of rock projecting from the precipitous slopes on the island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde.

Date added: 29 Sep 2012
Portencross Castle

Portencross Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Portencross is a castle that resisted attempts to find it a buyer. It stands above a small rock harbour near to the coastal town of Saltcoats and dates from the 14th century with later additions.

Date added: 27 Sep 2012
Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle (Aberdeen) Past & Present

Braemar Castle stands in the town of that name on Royal Deeside. It is a 5-storied L-plan tower house with a circular tower in the re-entrant.

Date added: 27 Sep 2012
Dunskey Castle

Dunskey Castle (Wigtown) Past & Present

Dunskey is dramatically situated high on the cliffs above the Irish Sea at Port Patrick. It consists of a 16th century L-plan tower house with a square stair tower in the re-entrant.

Date added: 27 Sep 2012
Thomaston Castle

Thomaston Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Thomaston is situated near the famous castle of Culzean on the Ayrshire coast. It is a handsome elongated L-plan tower house with a square tower at the re-entrant.

Date added: 27 Sep 2012
Newark Castle Fife

Newark Castle (Fife) Past & Present

Newark stands high on the coast near the fishing port of St Monans. Dating from the 15th century and extended in the 16th it was heightened and Dutch gables were added in the late 17th.

Date added: 27 Sep 2012
Buckholm Tower

Buckholm Tower Part 1 (Roxburgh) Past & Present

Buckholm stands high on the slopes outside the border town of Galashiels. In 1547 Buckholm was ‘treasonably held for the English’ but by 1582 it was in the possession of John Pringle.

Date added: 17 Sep 2012
Tinnis Castle

Tinnis Castle (Peebles) Past & Present

Tinnis Castle stands within an Iron Age fort high on a hill near Drumelzier. The site is spectacular though the remains are scant.

Date added: 17 Sep 2012