Great to see the footage I shot for Visit Scotland online, produced by Edinburgh agency – Whitespace. I spent 10 days back in February travelling around Scotland shooting aerials for the project.
Towering spires, thick stone walls and dramatic settings – whatever comes to mind when you imagine a castle, you can find it in Scotland. From magnificent city landmarks to mysterious ruins, Scotland has many fascinating castles just waiting to be explored.
Dumfries and Galloway is home to one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses, Caerlaverock Castle. Complete with a moat, twin towered gatehouse, and imposing battlements, it’s an awe-inspiring sight to see and was once one of the finest medieval strongholds in the country.
Built in the 15th century as one of Scotland most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle has previously been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and a filming location, so there is plenty of history and fascinating tales to uncover.
Located on the north east coast about 3 miles north of Wick, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair and boasts an incredible clifftop ruin appearance. Experience the historic and brooding atmosphere of the castle for yourself and explore great walks around the castle, all featuring stunning views of the surrounding area.
Make sure you pay a visit to see the historic ruin of Ardvreck Castle. This 15th century castle stands on the shores of Loch Assynt and is famous for its role in the turbulent events of 1650 involving the Marquis of Montrose.
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and is the largest in the north Highlands with 189 rooms. The castle is known for its iconic French château appearance and boasts spectacular views over the Moray Firth, where you may spot dolphins playing in the water.
Tantallon Castle is a formidable ruin perched on the cliffs’ edge looking out to the Bass Rock in picturesque East Lothian. Make sure you climb the towers for even better views and watch as gannets plunge into the North Sea hunting for fish.
An iconic, evocative and historically significant ruin, Dunnottar Castle is an impressive fortress that holds many secrets of Scotland’s past and is a real sight to see. Enjoy the stunning views out to sea, walks along the coastline, and experience the historic atmosphere from centuries past.
Stately and striking, Haddo House is an elegant Georgian style country home with luxurious interiors and a stunning terrace garden. Browse the exquisite period furniture throughout the house before venturing outdoors to the beautifully landscaped gardens, which feature lavish flower beds and plant displays.
A magnificent 12th century ruin, Huntly Castle features beautiful architectural details and heraldic enrichments that are an impressive sight to see. Enjoy walks in the surrounding countryside as well as visiting the pretty market town of Huntly.