Castles and Battlefields

Brodie Castle – 16th century fortified home – formerly the home of the Brodie of Brodie – now a Scottish National Trust property.

Cawdor Castle – 14th century castle, linked with MacBeth by Shakespeare.

Culloden Battlefield – site of the last major battle fought on British soil.

Duntulm Castle – the ruins of Duntulm Castle stand right at the top of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. This was a stronghold of the Clan MacDonald and was abandoned by the clan around 1730.

Dunvegan Castle – the ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Skye, still in use today. The castle is open to visitors all year round – opening times are shown on the website.

Eilean Donan Castle – the famous castle on Loch Duich which used to feature in the “balloon” sequences on BBC television and has appeared in a number of films. Open to visitors.

Fort George – massive and impressive fort built in the 1760’s and still in use as a barracks today. The ramparts form an excellent vantage point from which to look for dolphins, which regularly visit the Moray Firth.

Urquhart Castle – an imposing castle on the shores of Loch Ness.