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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of the Lothians - Scotland
Alphabetical List with Links
of Castles to visit around Edinburgh

Edinburgh Travel & Accommodation Information - click here

Abercorn12-
Alderstone16T
Auldhame16-
Baberton House17T
Ballencrieff 15L
Barnbougle17m
Barnes Tower16C
Bavelaw16L
Belton16-
Binns (NTS)17m
Black--
Blackness15C Historic Scotland
History & photos by Undiscovered Scotland
Page on Scotland The Movie site
Bonhard House16L
Borthwick15KK Official web site
Bridge14KK
Brunston16T
Cairns15K
Cakemuir16T
Calder House16Tm
Carberry Tower16T
Carriden House16m
Castle Hill--
Catcune16L
Cockburn House17L
Colington16L
Corstorphine15-
Cousland16-
Couston15KK
Craigcrook17Tm
Craiglockhart15T
Craigmillar14KK Owned by Historic Scotland. Available for weddings.
Page by 'Travels in Scotland'
Cramond Tower16T
Crichton14C Historic Scotland
Crookston16T
Curriehill--
Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle photo

15KKm Dalhousie Castle web site
4 star hotel with dungeon restaurant and Hydro Spa offering luxury B&B accommodation.
Also available for ceilidhs, weddings, banquets, conferences, private functions.
7 miles from Edinburgh.
Dalkeith Palace and Castle14Tm
Dirleton13O Page by Andrew Spratt, custodian of Dirleton Castle
Page by Undiscovered Scotland
Dolphingstone17-
Dunbar9KK Page by Undiscovered Scotland
Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle
15L Dundas Castle web site
Available for weddings, corporate events, exclusive use.
Located near South Queensferry, only 8 miles from Edinburgh.
Dunglass14K
Duntarvie17T
Edinburgh11C

Official web site by Historic Scotland

Elphinstone Tower14K
Ewes-T
Falla Luggie-T
Faside Castle14  B&B suite in the tower. Self catering on the estate.
Official web site.
Fenton Tower16L Recently restored to offer 5 star quality luxury B&B accommodation.
Official web site.
Fountainhall16T
Gamelshiel-K
Garleton16C
Gilston Peel16T
Gogar House17Lm
Grange House16T
Granton16L
Haddington Palace12-
Hailes13KK Historic Scotland
Page by Undiscovered Scotland
Hallyards17T
Hatton House15Lm
Hawthornden15Km
Herdmanston16L
Hirendean16T
Howliston Tower--
Illieston House17T
Inch Garvie16m
Innerwick15KK
Keith Marischal16Lm
Kilspindie16T
Kinnell House16m
Lauriston16Tm
Official web page
On the itinerary for Afternoon Tea Tours
Lennox Tower15KK
Lennoxlove House 15L Official web site
Historic house available for exclusive hire for weddings, private functions, corporate events, etc.
Liberton Tower 15K Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust web site includes details of self catering accommodation.
Linhouse16L
Linlithgow Palace12C
Lochcote16T
Lochend House16-
Luffness
(Aberlady, East Lothian)
14T Accommodation
Lugate--
Melville Castle 15KK Official web site
Available for weddings and private events
Merchiston15KK Merchiston Castle info
Napier booklet
Midhope16T
Monkton House16Lm
Morham--
Muirhouse-T
Murieston16Tm
Newbyres16L
Niddry16L
Nunraw15Km
Ochiltree16Lm
Old Woodhouselee16L
Oxenfoord16T
Peffermill House17Lm
Penshiel16T
Pinkie16Tm
Preston Tower15L
Ravensneuk16-
Redhall16-
Redhouse16C
Riccarton16Tm
Rosslyn14KK
Saltcoats16C
Saltoun12m
Seacliffe Tower16T
Smeaton15m
Stoneypath Tower16L
Strathbrock12-
Tantallon14C Historic Scotland
History & photos by Undiscovered Scotland
Tartraven--
The Bass16V
Torsance--
Tranent Tower16L
Uttershill16T
Waughton14K
Whittingehame15KK
Winton16m
Yester13KK

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

Travel & Tours

The Internet Guide to Scotland provides online info about Travel - Transport - Accommodation - Sightseeing - Weddings.

Scotland Made Easy
Self drive tours with a customised itinerary to suit your interests (e.g. castles, distilleries, standing stones). Includes booking service with quality accommodation (4 star B&Bs, night in a castle or country mansion, etc.).

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.

Celia Ffitch-Stewart
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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