Scottish Castles: Scotland’s Most Dramatic Castles and Strongholds
By (author) Chris Tabraham
A pocket-sized guide to nearly 140 of Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public. Historical background and architectural details for each of the castles, accompanied by a beautiful colour photograph. Includes the major sites of Edinburgh and Stirling, and covers from as far north as Shetland (Muness) to as far south as Dumfries and Galloway (Stranraer), west as far as the Outer Hebrides (Kisimul), and east to Aberdeenshire (Balmoral) Contains an introduction on Scotland’s castles – history, description of classification of building type with examples. Includes details on the property’s custodianship, whether cared for by Historic Environment Scotland or the National Trust for Scotland, a description of the gardens where relevant, location, website and phone number.
Chris Tabraham is an archaeologist and historian who spent his 40-year career working as Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Historic Scotland. One of the foremost authorities on Scottish castles, he has directed excavations at several, and published numerous books and articles about them and Scottish history in general.