Explore Historic and Romantic Castles of Highland History
We have some awesome castles in and around Strathspey and the Cairngorm National Park.
Whether a romantic ruined castle or a stately home, there’s plenty to choose from. Perhaps you’ve connections to famous local clans: Grant, McPherson, Gordon, Brodie, Stewart and Campbell and wish to visit the ancestral homes of your clan chiefs or just love Scottish history? We can transport you there back in time.
Some date from the 13th century and are little more than ruins, but they’re set in romantic settings where you can let your imagination run wild. Others still lived in by members of the family are open to the public and host a wealth of Scottish history for you to explore and experience.
There’s the famous Cawdor Castle with connections to Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and the instantly recognisable ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, where you may also be lucky enough to see ‘Nessie’!
Other earlier castles may be in ruins, but their isolation and turbulent history add atmosphere to their romantic setting.
For those with connections to Clan Grant, there’s Castle Grant and Ballindalloch Castle set among it’s beautiful gardens.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic some of the larger castles normally open to the public such as Cawdor and Ballindalloch are closed. However their grounds are open and there are still plenty of others worth visiting.
where can we take you
Here is just a sample of those that I can arrange for you to visit:
- Ballindalloch (near Aberlour)
- Balvenie (Dufftown)
- Brodie (between Forres and Elgin)
- Castle Grant (Grantown)
- Castle Roy (Nethybridge)
- Cawdor (Cawdor)
- Corgarff (Cockbridge)
- Drumin (Glenlivet)
- Inverness (Inverness)
- Loch an Eilein (Rothiemurchus, Aviemore)
- Lochindorb (Lochindorb)
- Muckrach (Dulnainbridge)
- Ruthven (Kingussie
- Drumnadrochit, (Loch Ness)