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The Castles of Hebrides & Western Isles in Scotland
Alphabetical List with Links

The Internet Guide to Scotland
provides full Travel & Accommodation info about these islands including:
Skye - Harris & Lewis

Amhuinnsuide
( Isle of Harris )

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19- Full details online.
Ardvourlie Castle
( Isle of Harris )
19- My page
Armadale
( Isle of Skye )
    Armadale Castle Gardens & Museum of the Isles (Clan Donald)
Licensed for weddings
Self catering cottages also available in the grounds
Bheagram
( Isle of South Uist )
16T Late medieval tower and enclosure located on an island in Loch an Eilean (map grid reference NF 761371), not far from Howmore. Now in ruins, the castle had internal measurements of 3.1 x 3.9 metres, with walls ranging from 1.1 to 1.4 metres thick. Given its size, it was probably used more as a refuge or vantage point or could have been just a status symbol, rather than an actual residence. Owned by Ranald Alansoun of Ylandbigrim who also possessed Dun Skaith Castle and other land on Skye around 1505.
Borve
( Isle of Benbecula )
14T Borve (Buirgh in Gaelic) Castle is a tower-house or hall-house, which was built in the 14th century. At this time, the owners of Benbecula were the Clan Ranald and it is thought that Borve was owned by Ranald, son of John of Islay in the 1370s. It was also owned by another Ranald (known as Ranald of Castellborf) in 1625. Now in ruins, it is located 150 metres from the B892 road near Lionacleit. The remains can be seen of a rectangular structure measuring around 15 x 12 metres with very thick walls.
Brochel
( Isle of Raasay )
15T Built by the MacLeods of Lewis
Caisteal Maol
( Isle of Skye )
15KK My page
Calvay
( Isle of South Uist )
-KK Sits on a rocky islet in Loch Boisdale (the sea loch from which the main village on South Uist takes its name). Accessible only by boat.
Coroghon
( Isle of Canna )
17T
Dun Scaith
( Isle of Skye )
16KK Clan Donald page
Duntulm
( Isle of Skye )
15KK My page
Dunvegan
( Isle of Skye )

Dunvegan Castle

14KmMy page
Kilmaluag
( Isle of Raasay )
-T
Kinloch
( Isle of Rum )
20-My page
Kisimul
( Isle of Barra )
13OMy page
Knock
( Isle of Skye )
-TMy page
Lews
( Isle of Lewis )
19-My page
Ormacleit
( Isle of South Uist )
18hMy page
Sinclair
( Isle of Barra )
-TAlso known as MacLeod's Tower (Dun Mhic Leoid). Located on an islet in Loch Tangusdale, this medieval tower-house originally had 3 storeys, measuring 2.9 x 2.6 metres inside with walls 1.4 metres thick.
Uisdein
( Isle of Skye )
16T
Weaver's--

Classification of castles by code letter:
T towers and tower houses
(mainly around 1540-1680)
K simple keeps
(14th and early 15th century)
KK developed keeps including chambers and courtyards
(from around 1400-1540)
E E-plan tower houses featuring more than one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
L L-plan tower houses featuring a main block and one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
Z Z-plan tower houses featuring 2 corner towers situated obliquely opposite each other (16th and 17th centuries)
O walled enclosures
(mainly 12th and 13th century)
C reasonably important castles built around a central courtyard
h 18th century tower houses V castles of unusual plan
m much modified or modernised castellated structures

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Clansandcastles.com
Accommodation reservations for castles, inns & country houses.
Itinerary planning for self-drive tours (with car hire if required).
Private tour guides. Clan lands research.

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Fully insured driver-guide with Mercedes limousine for your tailor-made guided tour. Half day, full day or extended tours. Airport collection (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness). Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle, tour the distilleries. Member of HOSTGA (Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association).

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