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History & Heritage - Castles

History & Heritage

Welcome to the Scotland School and find out more about the history and heritage of the nation from a wide range of in-depth articles that have appeared in Scotland Magazine over the last decade.

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Castles

Blazing a trail
Although Scotland is home to more castles than you can shake a haggis at, the country's only ‘Castle Trail' is in Aberdeenshire. Gilly Pickup finds out more

April 2008, Issue 38, page 23

Blazing a trail
CRAIGIEVAR CASTLE Tel: +44 (0)1339 883 635 www.nts.org.uk Almost Disney-esque in appearance, fairytale Craigievar Castle, all pink granite, multiple turrets, fanciful towers, gables, gargoyles and ...

April 2008, Issue 38, page 24

Castles that are still alive
Many of Scotland's finest castles are still thriving. John Hannavy picks his favourites

November 2004, Issue 17, page 16

Covert Castles on the coast
John Hannavy discovers some lesser-known gems

November 2003, Issue 11, page 16

Great Scottish castles
Scotland has the most romantic landscapes, a feature heightened by some of Europe's finest castles. Here are 21 impressive examples

June 2002, Issue 2, page 76

In the footsteps of Scott
John Hannavy picks sites linked to the great Scottish poet and novelist, Sir Walter Scott

January 2005, Issue 18, page 18

InverlochyCastle
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May 2003, Issue 8, page 33

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July 2003, Issue 9, page 18

Mary Queen of Scots was here
A GUIDE TO THE HISTORIC HOMES OF THE GREAT MONARCH. WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHN HANNAVY

September 2003, Issue 10, page 18

Mary's Royal Progress
Mary Queen of Scots got around a bit, so John Hannavy decided to take another look at sme of her residences

March 2004, Issue 13, page 18

Not all castles are castles
When is a castle not a castle? John Hannavy looks at some buildings that don't qualify as castles but aren't far off.

March 2005, Issue 19, page 18

Royal castles and palaces
John Hannavy's castle trail takes him to the very best royal castles and palaces

July 2004, Issue 15, page 16

Standing Guard
John Hannavy looks at fortress castles on Scotland's coastline

January 2004, Issue 12, page 16

The scars of age and battle
John Hannavy taps in to the special atmosphere created by many ruined castles

May 2004, Issue 14, page 16

You take the low road...
John Hannavy visits some of the spectacular castles to the south of Edinburgh and Glasgow

September 2004, Issue 16, page 18