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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of
Dunbarton and Stirling Area
in Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

Stirling Travel & Accommodation Information - click here

Neighbouring areas with castles include: Angus & Kincardine - Fife - Perthshire - Argyll

Airth Castle
Airth Castle photo
14- Hotel accommodation with leisure spa
Airth Tower15Tm
Almond15KK
Arnfinlay--
Arnprior15KK
Auchenvole House-m
Balcorrach15K
Ballagan12-
Bannachra16T
Bardowie16T
Baron's Place15-
Bencloich17T
Blairlogie16Lm
Boturich15L Self catering accommodation. Official web site
Broomhall Castle
Broomhall Castle hotel photo
19- Small hotel with accommodation and facilities for weddings & conferences. Official web site
Bruce's15KK
Buchanan
(near Drymen and Loch Lomond)
-K Golf club
Callender14KK
Castle Campbell Historic Scotland
Castle Cary 15
Colzium16T
Craigend--Mugdock Country Park web site
Craigmaddie16T
Culcreuch16T Hotel accommodation & weddings
Cumbernauld--
Darleith House16Tm
Duchray16Z
Dumbarton13m Historic Scotland
Dunglass15KK
Duntreath15Cm
Ellan Vhow16Z
Faslane12-
Fintry16T
Gargunnock House16L
Gartness--
Herbertshire16L
Inchgalbraith16T
Inchmurrin14K
Inveravon15T
Kilmahew16T
Kilmaronock16T
Kilsyth15-
Kirkintilloch Peel13K
Manor16T
Mugdock14CMugdock Country Park website
Old Leckie House16T
Old Sauchie16Lm
Plane Castle
(also known as Cock-a-Bendy Castle or Plean Castle)
near Bannockburn, Stirling
15Tm
Rankine-O
Rosneath16- Record by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Rossdhu16T
Skaithmuir17T
Stenhouse17Lm
Stirling Castle 12C
Owned by Historic Scotland
Rampant Scotland page and photos
Undiscovered Scotland page
The Regimental Museum of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Stirling Castle
Tarbet14-
Torwood17L
Touch House16E
Tresmass--
Woodhead16T

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

BROOMHALL CASTLE
Family-run small hotel with a relaxed atmosphere. 5 miles from Stirling. Set on the slopes of the Ochil Hills with fine views. 20 minutes drive from Gleneagles. 10 ensuite bedrooms refurbished to a high standard (7 double, 1 twin/family room & 2 four-poster rooms). Restaurant, lounge & bar. Special offers and Dinner, B&B short breaks. Licensed for civil ceremonies. Facilities for conferences. Instant online booking.

B&B:

  • EASTER GLENTORE FARM is an 18th century farmhouse with panoramic views on 240 acre farm. Glasgow 20 miles. Stirling 15 miles. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
  • Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs which are all small, 4 or 5 star establishments.

Self catering:

  • ACORN COTTAGE
    Courtyard conversion sleeping 4 - 5 people in 2 bedrooms. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. On a working sheep farm with panoramic views and woodland walks. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars. Glasgow & Stirling only 15 miles. Falkirk Wheel 8 miles. Edinburgh 28 miles. Short breaks sometimes available. Credit cards accepted.

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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