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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of Nairn, Moray & Banff in Scotland
Alphabetical List with Links

The area includes many well-known castles such as
Ballindalloch Brodie, Cawdor, Duffus and Kilravock.

For local Travel & Accommodation Info visit:
Nairn - Elgin and Inverness & Loch Ness in The Internet Guide to Scotland

Nearby areas with castles include: Aberdeenshire - Inverness-shire - Angus & Kincardine

Aikenway--
Asliesk16T
Auchindoun
(near Dufftown)
15L Link to photos by Phil Wright.
Record by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Ballindalloch16Zm Official site
Balvenie13KK Historic Scotland
Bishop's House15L
Blairfindy16L
Blervie17Z My page
Boyne16C
Brodie
Brodie Castle
15Z My page. Weddings arranged. Video of Brodie Castle available.
Burgie17Z
Carnousie16Z
Castle Hill17-
Castle of Park16Z
Cawdor
Cawdor Castle
14EMy page and photos
Coxton17T
Craig of Boyne13O
Craigneach-L
Crombie16L
Cullen House16Lm
Darnaway14-
Drumin14K Drumin community web site
Crown Estate (owners)
Duffus13OMy page
Dunphail14-
Earnside15-
Edinglassie--
Findlater14K
findlater.org.uk
Findochty16L
Findon--
Fordyce
Located between Banff and Elgin
16L Self catering apartment for 4 people (STB 5 stars)
plus 2 self catering cottages (STB 4 & 5 stars)
Official web site.
Forres13O
Gauldwell13- Castle once known as Bucharin of Boharm, it was held by descendants were the Murrays of Abercairny and was a also property of the Earls of Moray. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1562. RCAHMS page
Gordon Castle 14L Official web site.
Available for exclusive use, for holidays, corporate events, weddings, etc.
Self catering cottages in the grounds.
Grant16L
Hempriggs15-
Inalterie13-
Inchdrewer16T
Inshoch16Z
Inverugie--
Kilbuiack15-
Kilmaichlie House16T
Kilravock15L B&B and self catering accommodation available.
My page
Kinivie16L
Kinnairdy14K
Lethendy16L
Lochindorb13OMy page
Mayen17L
Moyness--
Nairn12-
Old Ballindalloch15T
Penick16T
Pitlurg16Z
Quarrelwood14K
Rait14TMy page
Rothes13K
Spynie15KK
Tor15KK
Wallace's13-
Wester Elchies17L

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

Local Accommodation

The Station Hotel
Cosy traditional 'village inn' style hotel with friendly personal service in the old fishing town of Portsoy. 11 ensuite bedrooms. Children welcome. Restaurant serving local fresh produce. Lounge bar. Ideal for touring the Castle Trail, Whisky Trail and north east coast. 50 minutes drive from Aberdeen Airport. Elgin 27 miles. Golf breaks can be arranged (with transport if required).

Sunny Brae Hotel
Family-run 4 Star small hotel in Nairn, offering peace & quiet, personal welcome, excellent service. 9 ensuite bedrooms, some with sea view and king size bed. Scotland's Best & Welcome Host certificates. Reviewed in Stevensons Scotland's Good Hotel & Food Book. Cuisine recommended by A Taste of Scotland.

Cawdor House
3 Star Guest House in the town centre of Nairn. Elegant stone built villa in walled gardens. 7 ensuite bedrooms (double, single, family) all with TV, radio, hairdryer, Wi-fi access, tea/coffee. Wide breakfast selection. Inverness airport 9 miles. Credit cards accepted.

The Covenanters' Inn
Between Nairn and Elgin. En-suite accommodation in 14 rooms. Friendly and family run. Children very welcome. Historic building includes restaurant & bar lounge with good food.

Burnside & Mill Lodges
2 luxury lodges each with 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6. Located 4 miles from Nairn, 16 miles from Inverness. Fully equipped including bed linen and towels. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars. Lounge area with TV, VCR and payphone. Fully equipped kitchen. Picnic tables. Close to trout fishery. Off season breaks available. Disabled facilities. Pets welcome.

More Accommodation in Nairn, Elgin & Moray

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. Themes to suit your interests can be arranged including The Castle Trail. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle. Airport collection (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness). Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Also available for weddings. Member of HOSTGA (Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association).

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