#BarbourTartan: The Highlands’ Most Beautiful Castles to Visit

Travelling around Scotland in celebration of our #BarbourTartan collection, we’re visiting some of the most picturesque castles The Highlands have to offer.

Date
March 9th 2017
The Highlands have some of the most celebrated and mysterious Castles in existence. We’ve put together a list of our 5 most beautiful castles to visit in The Highlands…
 
Eilean Donan
 
 
Situated on Loch Duich, and built on its own miniature island, Eilean Donan oozes with excellence. One of the most recognisable castles in the world, due to its tourist attraction and picturesque setting, our list would not seem complete without this incredible castle.
 
Urquhart Castle
 
 
Found on the famous Loch Ness stands the ruins of the wonderful Urquhart Castle, with historic connections to the wars of Scottish independence. Only a small portion now remains, but with stunning views of the ever intriguing Loch Ness, it earns its spot on this list as one of the most recognisable.
 
Kisimul Castle
 
 
Kisimul Castle (also known as ‘the rock on the bay’), is located just off the coast of Barra. Easily accessible by a short boat trip from the village of Caste Bay, it proves to be a sight to behold, with stunning views in all directions.
 
Cawdor Castle
 
 
A visit to the fascinating Cawdor Castle provides enchantment and excitement, due to 600 years of rich history, beautiful gardens and still remains the residence of the Cawdor Family today.
 
Dunvegan Castle
 
 
Surrounded by beauty in the North of the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle proves to be one of the most stunning castles The Highlands have to offer. With its rich history in abundance, it has been the ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
 
In case you missed our last Barbour Tartan blog, we started our three day tour of The Highlands in Scotland, where we explored the beautiful Isle of Skye.
 
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