When you visit Scotland, you won't go far without seeing its medieval heritage—there are centuries-old castles from the northernmost reaches of the Orkney Islands down to Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more than a few choices across the Highlands. Better still? Many of these castles have been preserved and updated as five-star hotels, so you, too, can be royal. These are eight of the best.

The Best Scottish Castles You Can Stay In

Maze garden at Balfour Castle country house hotel, Shapinsay Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Scotland Castles ! Some of them really look like they are just out of a fairy-tale… but which ones to visit? – Discover some of the best castles in Scotland with photos!

Best Scottish Castles - Spectacular or Enchanting - Video and Photos

Some of them really look like they are just out of a fairy-tale… but which ones to visit? – Discover some of the best castles in Scotland with photos:Scotland Travel

Built in the 13th century ~ Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most iconic images of Scotland.

18 Of The Most Luxurious And Expensive Places To Stay In Scotland Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. This was one of our favorite stops in our trip to Scotland this year.

Locations of some of Scotlands' castles

Scottish castles number in the thousands, but each one is a unique part of Scotlands' heritage. Learn the secrets, legends and fascinating history behind Scotlands' incredible castles here.

The 20 best tourist attractions in Scotland. The best Scottish Castles, landscape and wildlife experience all in one article. Learn all about 20 amazing things to do in Scotland. Clickf or more information

20 absolutely amazing things to do in Scotland

The 20 best tourist attractions in Scotland. The best Scottish Castles, landscape and wildlife experience all in one article. Learn all about 20 amazing things to do in Scotland. Clickf or more information - click now to see some magical apparel

Magical Castles of Scotland.  Europe is full of beautiful castles but none as magical as the ones you will find in Scotland. Come discover 13 magical Scottish castles.

When you think about Scotland you undoubtedly think about the beautiful highland scenery, loch monsters, men in kilts and the romantic and magical castles.

Although mostly ruined, deep within the castle's interior lies the infamous Goblin Hall, with one of the oldest surviving Gothic stone arched ceilings in existance, built in 1267

The Wizard of Yester and the Goblin Hall - A Scottish Castle Built by Goblins

Although mostly ruined, deep within Yester Castle's interior lies the infamous Goblin Hall, with one of the oldest surviving Gothic stone arched ceilings in existence, built in 1267 in the village of Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland.

Glamis Castle ~ Scotland, UK A stunning medieval fortification set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, Glamis Castle has a fascinating history as well as a strong connection to the British royal family.

Glamis Castle ~ Scotland, UK A stunning medieval fortification set; in the beautiful Scottish countryside, Glamis Castle has a fascinating history as well as a strong connection to the British royal family.

Castle Stalker, Loch Linnhe, Scotland - a four-story tower house or keep. The original castle was a small fort, built around 1320 by Clan MacDougall who were then Lords of Lorn.

Castle Stalker, Loch Linnhe, Scotland - a four-story tower house or keep. The original castle was a small fort, built around 1320 by Clan MacDougall who were then Lords of Lorn. The castle was lost in a card game to a member of the Campbell Clan.

Dunselma Castle, Strone Point near Dunoon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dunselma Castle, Strone Point near Dunoon, Scotland, United Kingdom; mentioned in 'Blue Above the Chimneys'

Dunvegan Castle is located on the beautiful Isle of Skye.  It is the seat of the MacLeods. It has been continuously occupied by the chiefs of Clan MacLeod in an unbroken line stretching back for over 7 centuries and 30 generations. Aerial Photograph by Scotavia Images.

Castle is located on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It is the seat of the MacLeods. It has been continuously occupied by the chiefs of Clan in an unbroken line stretching back for over 7 centuries and 30 generations. Aerial Photograph by Scotavia Images.

Castle Sinclair & Girnigoe. Castle Girnigoe built by the Clan Sinclair ...Scotland, U.K.

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is near Wick, on the east coast of Caithness, Scotland. It is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair. In its earliest incarnation, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe was known only as Castle Girnigoe.

Why you need to go to the Highlands of Scotland! Such a beautiful place to travel, and don't forget the Isle of Skye! Tips, itineraries, Scottish castles and highland cows! Glencoe scotland scottish highlands and james bond skyfall make camping in scotland the best roadtrip! ☆☆#Inspiredbymaps ☆☆

Why you need to go to the Highlands of Scotland!

Why you need to go to the Highlands of Scotland! Such a beautiful place to travel, and don't forget the Isle of Skye! Tips, itineraries, Scottish castles and highland cows! Glencoe scotland scottish highlands and james bond skyfall make camping in scotlan

Tolquhon Castle, Scotland

Tolquhon Castle, Scotland

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