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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of Orkney and Shetland
Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

Balfour Castle
(Isle of Shapinsay, Orkney)
19-My page
Bishop's Palace
(Kirkwall, Orkney)
12TMy page
Cobbie Row
(Orkney)
12O
Earl's Palace
(Kirkwall, Orkney)
17EMy page
Kirkwall
(Orkney)
14-
Langskaill
(Orkney)
16C
Muness
(Shetland)
16ZBuilt in 1598 by Lawrence Bruce. The most northerly castle in the country.
Noltland
(Orkney)
16Z
Scalloway
(Shetland)
17L

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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Private tour guides. Clan lands research.

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