The remote parish of Assynt in Sutherland has a long and varied history stretching back many thousands of years. Early humans used the famous bone caves and buried their dead Read more [...]
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The Castle of Mey is located on the north coast of Scotland, about 10 km (6 miles ) west of John o’ Groats. The castle was built between 1566 and Read more [...]
Beauly Priory was a Valliscaulian monastic community located at “Insula de Achenbady”, now Beauly, thought to have been founded in 1230.
Braemar Castle was built in 1628 in a commanding position overlooking the River Dee in the heart of the stunning landscape of the Cairngorms National Park.
Founded in 722 by St. Maelrubha, the present building dates from 1619. The tomb built into the niche on the south wall of the church is said to be the Read more [...]
The Strathnaver Museum is based in the former Parish Church of Columba in Bettyhill with its main theme being the tragic story of the Highland Clearances. One room is dedicated Read more [...]
Keiss Castle, which is now partially ruined, is located less than 1 mile north of Keiss village, on sheer cliffs, overlooking Sinclair’s Bay. The castle was constructed as a Z-plan Read more [...]
Castle Varrich is in the far north of the Scottish Highlands, near the village of Tongue, located on a high point of rock, overlooking both the Kyle of Tongue and Read more [...]
Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century, built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor. An ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree which visitors Read more [...]
Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848, and Read more [...]
Castle Tioram, meaning “dry castle”, is a ruined castle that sits on the tidal island of Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. The castle can be reached on Read more [...]