Melrose Abbey has been declared world class and one of Scotland’s best visitor attractions. Independent quality assurance inspectors from VisitScotland have awarded it the coveted five-star status after examining every aspect of the visitor experience. This means the three staffed Borders Abbeys cared for by Historic Scotland, and Smailholm Tower, are all now five-star attractions.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.
From the castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn
I have just added a new gallery of free pictures which can be sent direct to a mobile phone . The pictures are of Eilean Donan Castle , Glencoe , Buachaille Etive Mor and Blackmount in the Scottish Highlands
The Scottish property market looks like it is bucking the economic trend with at least 15 castles for sale at the moment . Castles and three sporting estates are for sale in Scotland, with interest from buyers across Europe and the US.
The Falkirk Wheel is an iconic image of Scottish engineering enabling canal boats to be transferred from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Scotland has hundreds of castles old and new , ruined and modernised . I have compiled a list of my top ten castles . I have been taking pictures of castles for over 10 years and each one offers a unique challenge