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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Woodhouse Tower

Woodhouse Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Irvings which collapsed & was repaired C19

  • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NY250714

Woodside House

Woodside House, privately occupied, much altered & extended C16 tower of the Ralstons

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NS347554

WorletonCastle

Worleton or Doghill, e/w of moated manorial site ?C14 of Bishops of Llandaff

  • Access: Occasional Access

    Wrae Castle

    Wrae Tower, ruin of C16 tower of the Tweedies probably abandoned C17, and in ruins C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NT115331

    Wreaths Tower

    Wreaths Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Douglases later occupied by Maxwells &? abandoned C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NX952565

    Yester Castle

    Yester Castle and Goblin Ha', ruins of C13-15 castle of Giffords & Hays abandoned C16; vaulted undercroft occupied to C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NT556667

    Ynyscrug Castle

    Ynyscrug Castle, scant e/w remain of motte & bailey largely destroyed by railway & road building

    • Closest To: Wales
    • Access: No Access
    • Grid Reference: SS995928

    Ystrad Meurig Castle

    Ystrad Meurig Castle, e/w and footings of C12 castle of the Clares at the end of a spur, ?llys site

    • Access: Occasional Access

      Ystradowen Motte

      Ystradowen Motte, e/w of ?incomplete ditched motte near to church at end of low ridge

      • Closest To: Wales
      • Access: Occasional Access
      • Grid Reference: ST011777