Castles in Scotland

The Story Behind the Images - Castles in Scotland

It is easy to over-romanticise Scotland as the land of kilts, bagpipes and castles, but in truth, Scotland really IS blessed with an extraordinary number of incredibly picturesque - not to mention historic - medieval castles.

Some, like Edinburgh Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Stirling Castle are easy to access and are visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Others, like lonely Ardvreck Castle on Loch Assynt or Castle Tioram on Little Loch Broom, take a determined effort to get to and you may find you have the castle all to yourself when you arrive.

Some of my favourite castles in Scotland are the ones that are out of the way, as it seems to me you really get more a sense of atmosphere with those sites.

Places like Auchindoun Castle in Aberdeenshire and Corgarff Castle on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms can seem desolate by comparison to the more frequently visited locations. But it is that very sense of desolation that can create an incredibly atmospheric photograph!

Favourite Places to Photograph Scottish Castles

  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Castle Tioram, Highlands
  • Castle Stalker, Argyll
  • Ardvreck Castle, Sutherland
  • Dunottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

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