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Great Castles of Scotland: The 10 Most Famous Castles in Scotland

Scotland has had a love affair with castles for ages. There are castles, or the ruins of castles, sprinkled throughout the country, seemingly lurking around every other corner and on every other hilltop, one more famous than the other. But of the lot, here the 10 greatest, most popular and most famous castles in Scotland.

[ Pages of interest: Great Castles of England and Great Castles of Ireland ]

Edinburgh Castle

Location: Edinburgh

Stirling Castle

Location: Stirling

Eilean Donan Castle

Location: Dornie, Inverness-shire, Western Highlands

Balmoral Castle

Location: Crathie, Aberdeen

Floors Castle

Location: Kelso

Urquhart Castle

Location: Loch Ness

Blair Castle

Location: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire

Dunrobin Castle


Brodick Castle

Location: Isle of Arran

Glamis Castle

Location: Glamis, by Forfar, Angus

Caerlaverock Castle

Location: Caerlaverock, Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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