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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of the Inverness
& Loch Ness Area - Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

Inverness Castle

Inverness Travel & Accommodation Information - click here

Neighbouring areas with castles include: Moray & Banff - Ross & Cromarty - Aberdeenshire

Aldourie Castle
Aldourie Castle photo on Loch Ness
17 - Aldourie Castle is available on an exclusive use basis either for self-catering or with the castle's own team of chefs & housekeepers. 15 bedrooms. Cottages also available in the grounds.
Ardverikie Castle     The castle used in the BBC TV series Monarch of the Glen, near Aviemore.
Self catering accommodation is available in the grounds:
Available for weddings:
Dalcross Castle
near Inverness
Dalcross Castle
17L Self catering accommodation in the castle and cottages
Erchless17L South-west of Beauly, near Struy by the Rivers Glass and Farrar. Much altered in the 19th century, this was once the ancestral home of The Chisholm.
Self catering accommodation
Architectural details from the RCAHMS
Glengarry Castle
Glengarry Castle Hotel
   Glengarry Castle Hotel
B&B accommodation
Dinner optional.
Four poster beds.
AA 3 Stars & 1 Rosette.
On the shores of Loch Oich between Loch Ness & Loch Lochy.
Inverness12K My page about Inverness Castle
Kilwhinan (near Fort Augustus)--
Moniack17Lm My page including details on the Highland Wineries
Spirital (near Loch Ness)15K
Stuart17E My page
Currently closed for refurbishment.
13OMy page of photos, guided tour and other information. Weddings can be arranged here.

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 Internet Guide to Inverness provides detailed listings of B&Bs and hotels in the area:
Inverness Hotels
Inverness B&Bs
Aviemore Hotels

plus Self Catering Accommodation including apartments, cottages and houses to rent for holidays.

The Inverness & District B&B Association offers a choice of members in and around Inverness.

Accommodation - 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.).
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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