One of the destinations you should visit once in your life is Scotland, a country that surprises with its green landscapes, its lakes, its beautiful cliffs, its legends and, of course, its castles, which are nestled in islets, rest on top of meadows or dominate the access steps to the Highlands.
According to experts, in Scotland there were up to 3,000 castles. Many of them have not survived and have survived to this day in the form of ruins. However, others have been luckier and are in good condition. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we want to talk to you about some of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. Of course, we ask for forgiveness in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline.
As it could not be otherwise, we will start by talking about Edinburgh Castle, one of the essential visits in the Scottish capital. It is an old fortress built on a rock of origin volcanic, which since the 12th century was used for military purposes. Of course, today it houses different museums and exhibitions.
We also want to talk about Campbell Castle, which is located at the top of Dollar Glen, hidden among meadows. It is one of the least visited by tourists, which does not mean that it is not one of the most spectacular. Although today it is half in ruins, some parts can be visited.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle, a fortress located on the small island of the same name, on Lake Duich, could not be missing from this list. Only accessible by boat or through a strait bridge of stone. Due to its difficult access, it was once a difficult fortress to attack.
Dunnottar Castle stands on a rocky cliff on a cape off the north-east coast of Scotland, which played a major role in the history Scotland in the Middle Ages due to its strategic position, key to the control of trade. It is currently in ruins, but its interior can be visited.
We also want to talk about Inveraray Castle, the home of the Campbells, Dukes of Argyll. It is a beautiful building that combines style Gothic with the baroque and the paladin. Inside it is very well preserved.
In Glamis, Angus, there is the one known as Glamis Castle, which dates from the beginning of the 15th century, although some historians assure that a castle already existed in this same place since at least the 11th century. One of the most famous areas of this construction is Duncan’s Hall, where it is believed that Macbeth murdered King Duncan.
Another castle worth visiting is Stiriling, which is located in the city of the same name. Built on a peak of volcanic origin, it is surrounded by cliffs peak cut on three of its sides.
We also want to talk about Stalker Castle, which is located on the Cormorant Rock, a small island within a lake located on the coast. West Scottish. This place was the scene of the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
Kilchurn Castle is a 15th century building in a state of ruins It is located at the northeast end of Lake Awe. It was the home of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who would become Counts of Breadalbane.
Finally, we want to talk about the Urquhart Castle, which is located in the Lake Ness, between Fort William and Inverness. It is considered the third most visited site in all of Scotland.
9 Stunning Scottish Castles (December 2020)
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