Scotland | Castles

Castle Stalker: On the way from Fort William to Oban you will find Castle Stalker. Easily my favourite castle in Scotland and for good reason. From above or at sea level, its quite stunning. The second time we visited Stalker 2 massive cargo planes flew right behind because they practice in the area which is pretty cool - watch your drones though. The Castile is also featured in the legendary Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

 

Dunnottar Castle: Literally 2 miles from my house near Stonehaven, I really take this one for granted. It’s quite a masterpiece but I rarely visit it for unknown reasons. The walk along the cliffs to the War Memorial is nice too.

 

Castle Tioram: This one’s located 10 minutes south of Glenuig on the west coast. We visited at low tide the first time meaning we could walk all the way around it. Usually, though, there is just a thin strip of land to the castle with water on each side of the path and surrounding the castle. Awesome place for a drone.

 

New Slains Castle: 1km from Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, is New Slains Castle. Don’t let the name fool you though, it was built around the year 1600. 

 

Eilean Donan: The most photographed castle in Scotland. A perfect stop on the way to Skye but prepare for crowds and try to catch it at high tide for ultimate reflections.

© James Lilley 2018