Lochside holiday cottagenear Glencoe Scottish highlandsfor self-catering, near Fort
William. Wonderful for local walks. It is a cottage on the coast of Appin, in the
West of Scotland. E-mail preferredNot far from Ben Nevis
SCOTTISH CASTLES IN THE WEST HIGHLANDS
From North to South, Eilean Donan castle, Urquhart castle, by Loch ness, down to
Inverlochy castle and Stalker castle on Loch Linnhe, on to Dunstaffnage castle and
Dunollie castle both near Oban, Duart castle on Mull. Three castles on the Ardnamurchan
peninsula, Mingary castle, Tioram castle and Ardtornish castle
These are some of the finest medieval castles in the Highlands of West Scotland.
Most of the Scotland castles date from before 13th century, and were once built in
wood, at the time of the Vikings raids.
Everyone photographs Edinburgh castle, with all its gift shops for tourists but the
essence of Scotland is to be found in medieval castles such as Dunstaffnage castle,
near Oban, or its neighbour Dunollie castle.
Inverlochy castle is right beside the Highland town of Fort William.
Castle Urquhart towers above Loch Ness and a long way to the North of it lies Eilean
Gillian and I love, in particular, the remote Tioram castle in Moidart. Its neighbour
is Mingary castle in Ardnamurchan. Ardtornish castle is by the Lochaline ferry to
On the island of Mull a short ferry crossing from Oban is Duart castle. The nearest
castle to our cottage is 20 minutes away, one of the most photographed in Scotland,
Click on the page links to each of the West of Scotland castles for some of its story.