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By: Seenu Mathew
Scotland is known to be one of the most enchanting places to visit in the world. From its famous lakes, to cultural festivals, Scottish moors and unbelievably stunning natural attractions, the country is a treasure trove of sights and experiences. One of the most striking aspects of Scotland is that it is home to some of the most beautiful castles in the world. Boasting of historical significance, great heritage and breathtaking architecture, these castles stand tall as symbols of the royal Scottish past.

Here are our picks of some of the more spectacular castles in the country that you should try to visit no matter which of the Scotland holiday packages you choose:

Edinburgh Castle:
The renowned Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous attractions in the country. It is located in Edinburgh, which is the capital city of Scotland. The castle stands right in the center of the city. It is situated on a huge impasse of rock called Castle Rock. The Edinburgh Castle houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland. Every year, many hundreds of people visit the castle to get a glimpse of these royal heirlooms. The oldest part of the castle is said to date back to the 12th century. The castle dominates the city’s skyline and will fascinate you with its imposing architecture.

Eilean Donan Castle:
Eilean Donan is one of the most iconic castles in the country of Scotland. It was built in the 13th century and located in Iverness-shire. The most amazing aspect of this castle is that it is located right in the middle of Loch Duich or Lake Duich. It is attached to the mainland by a footbridge. The view of the castle, surrounded by the waters of the lake is truly captivating. In fact, it has even features in a number of movies and television shows. The Eilean Donan Castle was restored in the 20th century. It is one of the most popular castles to visit in Scotland. At Eilean Donan, you can take a tour of the castle and view opulent period furniture, old artifacts and historic weapons.

As you know there are a number of beautiful and stunning castles that you can visit through Scotland holiday packages. However, if you can only manage to carve out time to visit a few, then Edinburgh Castle and Eilean Donan Castle must be at the top of your list. They are great examples of Scottish architecture and some of the most important attractions in the country.

Seenu Mathew is a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Travelling and photography are his passions. He recently returned from one of the Scotland Holiday Packages and was amazed by the incredible castles he visited. In this article, he lists some of the most spectacular castles to visit in Scotland for the benefit of fellow travellers. For more information visit at

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