Scotland's National Tourism Organisation

Follow Scotland's enchanting castle trail


Scotland's turbulent history has left a lasting mark on the landscape in the shape of the many castles, fortresses and tower houses that pepper the countryside. These imposing structures all have the power to fire the imagination and there's undoubtedly a little bit of each of these in Brave's Castle DunBroch.

Discover the eclectic architectural grace of Scotland's many unforgettable fortresses by taking in the Castle Trail. Based in Aberdeenshire, you can easily follow the trail by car as it takes in 17 stunning castles. The craggy charm of Kildrummy, Huntly's homely ruins, the restored splendour of Fyvie - the trail offers a truly incomparable journey. And if you're still keen to explore Scotland's many other beautiful historic homes, our Scottish castles itinerary can help you plan a mesmerising historic trip.

Experience ancient Scottish fortresses

Discover the legends of Scottish castles by visiting any number of the country's impressive fortresses. Edinburgh is perhaps Scotland's most iconic castle and is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny. While Stirling Castle is perched high on volcanic rock above the city, with spectacular views over two of Scotland's most historic battlefields - Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Regardless of which you visit, the castles in Scotland all have the sort of legendary, mythical quality that inspired Disney•Pixar's Brave.

library of scotland
win a legendary trip to scotland
Brave Scroll