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The Scottish Castle Trail - A Wee Highland Coo Van Adventure

Updated: Mar 10

Scotland has an abundance of castles dating back to as early as the 11th century. The oldest standing castle is Aberdour Castle in Fife and Castle Sween is located in Argyll with parts dating to around 1200. Did you know that there is even a Castle Trail? The Castle Trail takes you through scenic Aberdeenshire, where you can discover 19 castles. Don't miss the many other splendid castles throughout the rest of Scotland. This past summer has been a whirlwind of wee Highland Coo Van Adventures, here are some of the Scottish Castles we had the privilege to visit and explore. I would love to share them with you. Here's more about what you need to know about Scotland's Castles.

Edinburgh Castle ©MDHarding

The Scottish Castle Trail - A Wee Highland Coo Van Adventure

Drum Castle

One of Scotland's oldest tower houses - Drum Castle, with over 700 years of history. For centuries the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine. Explore the history with a tour of the castle, and climb up the stairs of Drum Tower with 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. Don't miss the historic rose garden with cultivars from the 17th through to the 20th century. Holly Fest is taking place this December, hear Christmas stories, enjoy mulled wine, and much more!

Drum Castle ©MDHarding

Castle Fraser

Tour the medieval great hall, Victorian bedrooms and explore parts of Castle Fraser dating back to the 1450s. Home to the Fraser family for over 400 years, brimming with photographs and stories. Don't miss a stroll around the beautiful walled garden, will you be able to spot the carved wooden Dragon head? This month there are some incredible events celebrating Halloween with pumpkin decorating sessions and it's also the last month to see the Chimney Map. Painstakingly restored with some parts as small as a fly!