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Scotland is famous for its castles. Wars with various nations have meant you are spoilt for choice when wanting to visit castles. Please select your area from below to see castles close to where you are visiting.
Located in the town of Stirling in Scotland, Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, and indeed in Western Europe, both historically and architecturally. Built on 'the castle hill,' a volcanic crag, it is surrounded on three sides by sheer cliffs, making it easy to defend. Together with its strategic position, this feature made it an essential stronghold from the outset, the object of struggle between the Scots and English. Numerous kings and queens of Scotland were born, died, or were crowned here. The castle is a national monument and is now governed by Historic Scotland, the Scottish Historic Buildings Agency.
Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold close to the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is located on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith.
Situated above Dolar Glen, Castle Campbell is a 15th-century fortress overlooking the Ochil Hills.