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Scotland has such a rich history when it comes to clans and castles, why not mix the two together? Here are 4 famous Scottish castles and their locations on the clan map
Edinburgh has such a strong heritage as it is and Edinburgh Castle embodies that. Located within the territory of clan Cockburn, a clan that were without a leader but reigned over Edinburgh and East Lothian. Edinburgh Castle is arguably the most recognisable Scottish castle, visitors are in awe that they can see such a sight when they walk out of the shops on Princes Street!
Located near Loch Fyne, Inverary castle is in Clan MaClachlan. A clan that is brave and faithful that descend from Lachlan Mor who lived near Loch Fyne in the 13th century. He was a man who left his name on every piece of land that he took under his control. Inverary Castle is a beautiful castle in a truly stunning backdrop, have you been?
Eilean Donan Castle
In land that was ruled by Clan Mackenzie, under Chief Alexander Mackenzie in 1471, the land Eilean Donan Castle stands on was home to Robert The Bruce supporters, but Clan Mackenzie fought on the side of the Earls of Ross in the 14th century. Today, though, Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed pieces of Scottish architecture.
In Clan Leslie boundaries, Dunnottar Castle is a 13th century fortress. The Clan Leslie was founded by a Hungarian, Bartolf, he then went on to marry Princess Beatrix who then went on to be named the governess of Edinburgh Castle. Dunnottar Castle is my favourite castle in terms of location. It looks so majestic up on a hill looking over the North Sea.
What clan are you in? What Scottish castle lies within your clans territory?