The Castle Guide – a selection of castles from around the UK

There are now over 1100 Scottish castles in this guide, over 300 Welsh castles, all sorted alphabetically. Please use the search box below to select a castle name, country, a clan or family name, or a town to see what’s within a few miles. Just type in your search term, select what you are searching by, and away you go!


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Ascog Castle

Asgog Castle, ruins of C15 tower of the Lamonts destroyed by Campbells C17. Not to be confused with Ascog, Bute

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NR947705

Ashintully Castle

Ashintully Castle, an occupied C16 tower house of Spaldings extended C17 and abandoned. Repaired and reoccupied C19

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NO101612

Asliesk Castle

Asliesk Castle, ruins of C16 tower house of the Dunbars on working farm - fenced off for safety reasons

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ108597

Asloun Castle

Asloun Castle, ruins of C16/17 tower house of the Calders and later, Forbeses, in private garden

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ542149

Auchanachie Castle

Auchanachie Castle or House, privately occupied C16 tower house of the Gordons extended to C18 and refurbished C20

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ499469

Auchans Castle

Auchans Castle, C16 tower of Wallaces extended C17 by Cochranes. New house (demolished) built C19, castle abandoned C20

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NS355346

Auchen Castle

Auchen Castle, ruins of C13 castle of the Kirkpatricks repurposed as artillery fort C15/16 by Douglases or Maitlands

  • Closest To: Moffat, Beatock
  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT063035

Auchenbowie Castle

Auchenbowie Castle or House, privately occupied C16 tower of Bruces extended C17 and then C18+19 by Munros.

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NS799874

Auchenfranco Castle

Auchenfranco Castle, faint earthworks of rectangular ditched motte said to have contained masonry

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NX892724

Auchenharvie Castle

Auchenharvie Castle, ruined C15 tower of the Cunninghames occupied to late C17 and in ruins late C18

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NS363443

Auchenskeock Castle

Auchenskeock Castle, ruins presumed to represent C16 tower house within working farmyard

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NX917588

Auchindoun Castle

Auchindoun, ruins of large C15 tower within later courtyard and earthworks of much earlier multivallate hillfort

  • Closest To: Dufftown
  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ348374

Auchinleck Castle

Auchinleck Castle, ruins of castle of unknown date abandoned by C17 on riverside promontory site

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NS501232

Auchinvole Castle

Auchinvole Castle, site of C16 tower of the Starks substantially extended to C19. Abandoned mid C20 and demolished

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NS714769

Auchness Castle

Auchness Castle, privately occupied C16/17 tower of the MacDoualls extended C18-C19

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NX107446

Auchterarder Castle

Auchterarder Castle, site of C13 royal castle, parts of which are incorporated into farm buildings

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NN936133

Auchterhouse Castle

Auchterhouse Castle, scant remains of a C16 tower of the Stewarts in garden of a privately occupied and much altered multi-phase house

  • Closest To: Auchterhouse,Newtyle,Dundee
  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NO331373

Auchterless Moathead

Auchterless Moathead, ditched motte on riverside site next to kirk; associated with nearby gallows

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ714416

Auldearn Castle

Auldearn Castle, C12 motte erected by King William the Lion with traces of ditch at the base and later perimeter wall

  • Closest To: Auldearn
  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NH917556

Auldhame Castle

Auldhame Castle, ruins of C16 tower house of the Otterburns in exposed clifftop site probably dismantled C17

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT602846

Auldton Mote

Auldton Motte, a large earthwork castle of the Moffat family probably destroyed during the Wars of Independence

  • Closest To: Moffat
  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT094058

Avoch Castle

Avoch Castle, scant remains of substantial C12-14 castle of Murrays extended by Douglases before destruction c1455

  • Closest To: Avoch
  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NH696536

Avochie Castle

Avochie Castle, ruins of unimpressive C16/17 tower house ofteh Gordons abandoned ?C18

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NJ536466

Ayr Castle

Ayr Castle, site of C12 royal castle rebuilt C14 and destroyed C17 with construction of Citadel fort, now vanished

  • Closest To: Ayr
  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NS335222

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle, a privately occupied C19 mansion built near or on the site of at least three earlier castles dating back to C12

  • Closest To: Ayton,Eyemouth,Coldingham,Burnmouth
  • Access: Occasional Access
  • Grid Reference: NT929614