Featuring over 700 castles and fortified houses, this pictorial map comes complete with an easy-to-use index listing visitor information and an attractive selection of photographs. The index comprises map references, the age and type of each castle, public access details, Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland ownership, notable grounds and gardens, telephone numbers, and websites. It highlights Scotland’s finest castles, castellated mansions, and also the best castles for children. There are attractive photographs of a selection of castles, together with a brief account of their history. A brief history of Scottish castles, information on architectural types, periods of construction, internet links, and suggested reading for further information are also included.