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Isle of Skye and Scottish castles

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1. Posted by ZsuzsannaYumi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hello,I am planning a Scottish castle trip,any suggestion of must see places?Eilean Donan is my first choice :-)

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 4y

Didn't get to the highlands on my trip but enjoyed Doune Castle, Culzean Castle, Stirling Castle, and Linlithgow Palace. Great history and tours/guides available at all.
Have a great trip!

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4932 posts) 4y

Stirling and Dunvegan were the two highlights for me, though castles weren't really a focus, so we didn't do too many.

4. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 712 posts) 4y

Glamis Castle was where the Queen Mother was brought up and they do a good tour.
Blair Castle also good.
I wouldn't bother with Dunottar or Dunstaffnage.
If you get to the Isle of Rhum, Kinloch Castle isn't very traditionally castley but is a crazy place to visit.
Not been to Inveraray Castle since I was a kid but it's one of the most popular.
Balmoral is iconic, though you only get in a few parts.
Up on the north coast the Castle of Mey is good.

5. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 4y

Do not go to Scotland, trust me it's a -snip-

[ Edit: Let's keep the language decent please... ]

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7. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 4y

Best castles - Dunottar and Kilchurn castle.
Are you on the west coast? Kilchurn is near Oban but Donnator is near Aberdeen

Andys post is mostly late middle ages castles. I prefer the Medieval ones. Like Kilchurn.
Edinburgh is a waste of time and Stirling is not so great and over priced.

Doune castle is cool too. Where in Scotland are you going to be? I have been to most castles in the country So i can help.