When I started as a tour guide I had the amazing help of a “matured” real Scot who immediatly lit up my interest in Scottish history. About six months into providing bespoke tours I bought a “big” book on Scottish castles convinced that by that time I had visited a fair few. I was so wrong. Scotland has more then 2500 castles, many of them can be visited because they are either under the wing of the Historic Environment Scotland or the National Trust or are open to the public but still in private ownership such as Holyrood Palace, Glamis Castle or Blair Atholl for instance.
As it is, sadly, impossible to visit due to Covid-19 at the moment I have created a “wee” video below to showcase a few selected castles: