Nothing says Scotland more than a good old-fashioned crumbling castle. From the mighty Edinburgh Castle to the lesser-known gems like Dunvegan, hundreds of castles dot Scotland’s cities and countryside, some dating all the way back to the 11th century. Unlike more flamboyant palaces, Scotland’s castles were built from necessity, with protection against outside threats their key purpose. Weathering sieges, political turmoil and countless battles, Scotland’s castles have seen it all. Share in their exciting history during your time in one of the world’s most rugged, unforgiving, and awe-inspiring of countries.