15 Best Castles and Palaces In Glasgow Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Glasgow

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Glasgow in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 15 Glasgow castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Newark Castle

Newark Castle

  • Port Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Newark Castle is in a geographical sense a rather rediscovered treasure - the giant cranes and sheds of the Clyde's great shipyards previously obscur...

Family walking on grounds at Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

  • Stirling
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Stirling Castle is, without doubt, one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its archite...

Outside view of Doune Castle

Doune Castle

  • Doune
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that kids of all ages can get imaginative about. Its mo...

Outside view of Dundonald Castle in Yett

Dundonald Castle

  • Yett
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dundonald Castle is in its own renaissance period having been developed within the last decade into one of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire. Si...

Kids tugging rope at Kelburn Castle Country Centre in Fairlie

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Fairlie
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

At Kelburn Estate and Country Centre whatever the weather there's always something to keep the kids occupied at Kelburn Castle Country Centre, with t...

Outside view of Castle Campbell in Dollar

Castle Campbell

  • Dollar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Castle Campbell is a 15th century fortress that is dramatically situated above Dollar Glen on a high mound with steep ravines on 3 sides. Your first...

Aerial view of Lochleven Castle in Kinross

Lochleven Castle

  • Kinross
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lochleven Castle offers a pleasant boat ride over to the castle proper which is steeped in significant history that'll get kids' imaginations running...

Outside view of Brodick Castle and Country Park in Ayr

Brodick Castle and Country Park

  • Brodick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Brodick Castle and Country Park Situated on the beautiful island of Arran, Brodick Castle's history can be traced back as far as the Vikings. The set...

Entrance to Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh. Over 1,000 years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, and it is easy to see why it h...

Crowd at Culzean Castle in Maybole

Culzean Castle

  • Maybole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

What you see at Culzean Castle's 600 acre estate today is a result of many years of careful restoration by the National Trust for Scotland, that has...

Girls with crowns at Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen and stands against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat...

Outside view of Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill

Drumlanrig Castle

  • Thornhill
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking you'll lo...

Outside view of Huntingtower Castle in Perth

Huntingtower Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Huntingtower Castle gives you a great sense of what castle life was like as it is really well preserved and has two complete tower houses. There is a...

Outside view of The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Black Watch Castle and Museum has a large collection of different items, which bring to life the proud military history of this regiment. The cas...

Backside of Elcho Castle in Perth

Elcho Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Elcho Castle is in great conditions and full of corridors and staircases, nooks and crannies, a great hall and bedchambers to investigate. Unusually,...

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