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Castles in Scotland

These sites offer photos and background on the magical stone fortresses of the highlands and lowlands.

Stirling Castle
This photo essay by About Guide to Military History Kennedy Hickman includes informative historical background on the castle, its rooms, edifices and fortifications, as well as some very nice photographs by Patricia A. Hickman.

Caerlaverock Castle
A floor plan and two excellent photos of the Scottish castle accompany a brief history by John Boyd-Brent at Scotland HolidayNet.

Catriona Fraser: The Castles of Scotland
Collection of 11 Scottish castles, each with a little background and a glowing black-and-white photograph by Catriona Fraser.

The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles
Very informative site by Joanne Mackenzie-Winters includes historical info and photographs on five featured castles and offers general information by region and alphabetical lists. Nicely done.

Chrichton Castle
A floor plan and four photographs illustrate the brief history of the Scottish castle by John Boyd-Brent at Scotland HolidayNet.

Delgatie Castle
This 11th-century castle now serves as the Clan Hay Centre. Website has some interesting facts about its history and useful info for anyone lucky enough to visit.

Mingary Castle
Mingary Castle stands by the sea near the village of Kilchoan, Scotland, and is undergoing restoration. The main page of the site has a blog that chronicles the work being done with maps and numerous photographs. There's also extensive information in the "about" and "history" sections.

Threave Castle
An informative history of this Scottish castle, located on an island in the middle of the River Dee, is accompanied by nice photos. By John Boyd-Brent at Scotland HolidayNet.

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