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.

Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness, in Scotland. The castle is 13 miles southwest of Inverness and dates from the 13th to 16th centuries.

Barnard castle, England. 12-13th century

Stourhead gardens National Trust, Wiltshire

Urquhart Castle

16th century folly, Bruce Castle, Tottenham, Scotland

Corfe Castle, Dorset English UK--National Trust

Lindisfarne Castle owned by The National Trust

Built in the 13th century ~ Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most iconic images of Scotland.

Near Cumbria, Lake District, National Trust, Great Britain.

Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, part of a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland.[1] It is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns, similar in structure to (and part of the same ancient lava flow as) the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and those of nearby Ulva.

13th century Caverswall Castle , Staffordshire, UK

old map of 16th century Scotland and the clans

The Medieval Boarstall Tower, Buckinghamshire, in England is now owned by the National Trust of the UK. by Brian W. Ogilivie

Slaines Castle, Aberdeenshire - The core of the castle is a 16th-century tower house, built by the 9th Earl of Erroll.

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

The 15th century Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

The ruins of Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, UK built in the 13th century

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

Loch Ness as seen from the southern end of Urquhart Castle,Scotland

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