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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of
Caithness, Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty
in Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

Some of the most well-known are Eilean Donan, Dunrobin, Tulloch, Skibo and Dornoch.

The Internet Guide to Scotland
provides full Travel & Accommodation info about these areas:
Caithness & Sutherland - Wester Ross - Ullapool - Easter Ross

Achnacloich--
Ackergill Tower15KK Ackergill Tower official site: Hotel accommodation, self catering cottages. Weddings.
Ardvreck16KMy page
Arkendeith-T
Assynt14K
Balloan13-
Ballone16Z
Balnagown15T
Berriedale15KK
Braal15K
Brahan17mMy page
Brims16L Page by Ailsa Brims
Brough--
Bucholly-KK
Cadboll14K
Carbisdale20-Located between Dornoch and Lairg. Previously used as a youth hostel but now closed.
Contullich11K
Corbet--
Craig16T Clan Urquhart
Cromarty13-
Dingwall--
Dirlot-K
Dornoch Castle
(former Bishop's Palace)
14KK Hotel:
Official web site
The local cathedral was the venue for the christening of Madonna's baby.
Dunbeath17E
Dunrobin14-My page
Dunskeath12O
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
13Km More details including photos, detailed history, video, etc.
Available for Weddings.
(No accommodation at the castle).
Eilean Grudidh15K
Embo-h
Fairburn16T
Forse-K
Foulis
near Evanton, Easter Ross
18h Page by Clan Munro Association (UK)
Geanies--
Girnigoe

© Highland Photographic
15KK Clan Sinclair Trust
Gunn's-K
Haimer--
Halberry-K
Haven--
Helmsdale-KK
Inverbreakie13O
Invershin--
Keiss16Z
Kilcoy17Z
Kinbeachie--
Kincraig Castle Hotel
Kincraig Castle Hotel photo
19   Hotel accommodation
Kinkell17E
Knockinnan-L
Langwall15K
Latheron--
Leod17LOfficial web site
Loch Slin14L
Mactire13-
Maestag--
Mansfield Castle 19 Hotel accommodation near Tain
Castle of Mey16ZThe Queen Mother's summer retreat
My page
Mhic Cneacail--
Milntown16T
Morac--
Newmore17V
Old Wick-K
Ormelle--
Ormond12-
Proncy-K
Red Castle (E of Tain)--
Red Castle (E of Muir of Ord)16L
Scrabster-K
Seaforth16T
Sinclair Clan Sinclair Trust
Shandwick15-
Skelbo14K
Sorline--
Strome 15KKPage by About Scotland
Swiney--
Tain16-
Thurso--
Torrish--
Tulloch Castle13Km Official web site.
Haunted castle, now a hotel.
Varrich16T

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

Accommodation - Travel - Tours

The Internet Guide to Scotland
covers all these areas in detail:
Caithness & Sutherland - Wester Ross - Ullapool - Easter Ross

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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