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Isle of Skye and Scottish castles

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

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

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 686 posts) 1y

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 4413 posts) 1y

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 (Respected Member 312 posts) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

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.