Scotland's Top Historic Landmarks
Eilean Donan Castle
Glamis Castle is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, best known as the Queen Mother. Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born there.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. It sits on Castle Hill and is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence.
Dunvegan Castle is the seat of the Macleod of MacLeod. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years. Since it opened in 1933, Dunvegan has consistently ranked as one of Scotland’s premier visitor attractions.
Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness The red sand stone structure was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. It is built on the site of an 11th century defensive structure. Today, it houses Inverness Sheriff Court. The castle itself is not open to the public but the grounds are.
Wallace Monument is standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland's victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace (Braveheart), patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland.