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14 Fairy Tale Castles You Must Visit In Scotland

14 Fairy Tale Castles You Must Visit In Scotland - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Home Blog

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Caisteal Moal, c.1490, ancient seat of MacKinnon Clan, Isle of Skye. For more beautiful Scottish castles, see board "Celtic castle. abbey. chapel" by Lug

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The 13th century Kisimul Castle, Island of Barra, Outer Hebredes, Scotland. Seat of the Clan MacNeil, Chief of Clan MacNeil taught in the US and had Barack Obama in one of his classes. He predicted that he would be the first black president of the US, he was proved right!

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Dunnottar Castle

Dunnotar Castle - Stonehaven - William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. It was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against Cromwell’s army for eight months. By close of the 14th century, Dunnottar was firmly under Scottish control, under the Clan Keith.

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Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, today Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. Most probably it was named after Bishop Donan who came to Scotland in the 6th century. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands.

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Previous pinner: Castle Fraser in Scotland -- SH: Click-through has a number of other photos of this castle which is "the largest and most elaborate of Scottish castles built on the Z-plan design."

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Gwrych Castle

Gwrych Castle, Wales. http://www.gwrychtrust.co.uk/. This castle reminds me so much of Luathara. #SomewhereInEile

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