Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their Past and Present State

🔎 Results found: 20
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Mains Castle

Mains Castle (East Kilbride) Past & Present

Mains Castle, stands near the town of East Kilbride in Lanarkshire and dates from the late 15th century. The masonry is of good quality ashlar and rises 3 storeys to a corbelled parapet.

Date added: 14 Sep 2012

Kelburn Castle (Ayr) Past & Present

Kelburn is situated above the town of Largs on the Ayrshire coast is now a Country Centre and open to the public.

Date added: 04 Sep 2012
Sauchie Tower

Sauchie Tower (Clackmannan) Past & Present

Sauchie Tower is a well-built tower house of the 15th century standing some 55 feet high with walls 6 feet thick. It comprises of 4 floors with entresol and is topped by a broad, corbelled parapet with rounds.

Date added: 04 Sep 2012

Inverquharity Castle (Angus) Past & Present

Inverquharity Castle is an L-plan tower-house of the 15th century. The E wing was demolished before 1884 leaving an ugly scar but the rest of the castle remained in a good state until restoration in 1970.

Date added: 10 Aug 2012
s Cavers House

Cavers House (Roxburgh) Past & Present

Cavers House (built between 1750 and 1884) was demolished in 1953 but the lofty tower house which formed its nucleus was allowed to remain, albeit as a roofless ruin.

Date added: 12 Jul 2012
Hillslap Tower

Hillslap Tower (Roxburgh) Past & Present

Hillslap is situated in the Scottish Borders near to Melrose. A lintel date gives its building as 1585. It is L-plan tower house of 4 storeys with one wing rising higher.

Date added: 12 Jul 2012
Craigie Castle

Craigie Castle (Ayrshire) Past & Present

Craigie Castle stands near the the town of Symington with its 12th century church.

Date added: 10 Jul 2012

Kilmartin Castle (Argyll) Past & Present

Kilmartin Castle stands in the village of that name in Argyll. It consists of a low, 16th century Z-plan tower house of random rubble (originally harled).

Date added: 09 Jul 2012
Cathcart Castle

Cathcart Castle (Glasgow) Past & Present

This is what happens when a castle comes under the care of Glasgow. Cathcart was a massive tower house of the early 15th century surrounded by a curtain wall equipped with round towers.

Date added: 02 Jul 2012
Torwood Castle

Torwood Castle (Stirling) Past & Present

Torwood Castle stands high on its wooded hilltop near Stirling. It is a 3-4 storey L-plan tower with a cobbled courtyard enclosed on 3 sides by buildings including a gate house of which the latter is much reduced.

Date added: 02 Jul 2012
Birse Castle

Birse Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past & Present

Situated in a remote part of Aberdeenshire Birse was a small, rubble built, harled tower house with label moulded corbels and a large circular tower corbelled to the square.

Date added: 24 Jun 2012
Torthornwald Castle

Torthornwald Castle (Dumfries) - Past & Present

Torthornwald Castle is situated in the village of that name in Dumfriesshire and is unusual in many respects.

Date added: 30 May 2012
Terpersie Castle

Terpersie Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past & Present

Dating from 1561 Terpersie is an A listed Z plan castle on 3 floors surrounded by beautifully maintained garden, situated near Alford.

Date added: 30 May 2012
Carrick Castle

Carrick Castle (Argyll) - Past & Present

This early 15th century castle is built on a rock jutting into Loch Goil. A stronghold of the Clan Campbell it was bombarded by HMS Kingfisher in 1685 during 'Argyll's Rebellion' resulting in much damage.

Date added: 08 May 2012
Boyne Castle

Boyne Castle (Banff) - Past & Present

Boyne Castle is situated near the town of Portsoy and was built between the years 1575-1580.

Date added: 08 May 2012
Timpendean Tower

Timpendean Tower (Roxburgh) - Past & Present

This little 16th century tower is beautifully situated a short walk from Jedburgh. It stands amid earthworks of an obviously earlier date.

Date added: 03 May 2012
Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan (Wester Ross) - Past & Present

Eilean Donan Castle owes its appearance to an almost total rebuilding last century.

Date added: 30 Apr 2012

Ballone Castle (Ross-shire) - Past & Present

Spectacularly situated on the cliff tops near Tain, Ballone is a Z-plan castle of the late 16th century. It has been a superb example of its type with square and round towers flanking the main block.

Date added: 25 Apr 2012

Baltersan Castle (Ayr) - Past & Present

This 16th century tower house stands near the town of Maybole and overlooks the 13th century Abbey of Crossraguel.

Date added: 20 Apr 2012
Rais Tower

Rais Tower (Renfrewshire) - Past & Present

The Tower of Rais, also known as 'Stewart’s Rais', was built in the reign of James II and stood on a bank above the Levern Water. It was recorded as being 'square in form with very thick walls'.

Date added: 13 Apr 2012