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Regularly raided between the 13th and 16th centuries, it’s no surprise that Urquhart Castle is in ruins. But these iconic ruins, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, are a must-see for visitors.

Scotland Dirleton Castle The ruins comprise a 13th-century keep, and a 16th-century house which the Ruthvens built adjacent. Only the basement levels survive of the 14th- and 15th-century additions built by the Haliburtons. Other buildings within the courtyard have also been demolished. Surrounding the castle are gardens, which may have been first laid out in the 16th century.The garden walls enclose a 16th-century doocot, or pigeon house.

Castel Requesens - Catalonia, - Probably existing since the 9th century, the castle is mentioned for the first time in the 11th century. In the 19th century, the ruined castle was rebuilt in a neo-medieval style

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Rothesay Castle ~ 13th century castle said to be " one of the most remarkable in Scotland' on the Isle of Bute in western Scotland.

Urquhart Castle ruins on Loch Ness, Inverness, Scotland - The remnants of this beautiful 13th century structure represent what was once one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland. If you're lucky, you may catch a glance of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, while visiting.

Eilean Donan is a small island in the western Highlands of Scotland in Loch Duich, Scotland. The castle was built in the 13th century. by David May