Visitors to Scotland have a saying: “A B C.” It stands for “another bloomin’ castle” or “another bloody castle”, depending on your preference, as in “here we are, visiting another…”. You get the idea. I’m sure the same holds true for the rest of Great Britain, France, and many other places. Nonetheless, those castles are fascinating places to visit and included on tours for many reasons. They’re picturesque, they are remnants of a past about which we’ve forgotten much. They’re often architectural marvels. And they’re romantic.
On my recent trip to Scotland, I did the ABC tour, which also included some gorgeous stately homes, as well. Take a look!
Cameron House on the shores of Loch Lomond
Cawdor Castle and lovely gardens
Culloden House and incredible walled garden
Blair Castle and not a Blair in sight (save me) – it’s the seat of the Murrays
Holyroodhouse Palace Royal Residence and ruined Abbey
St. Andrews ruined castle by the sea
Now that you’ve seen these, where would you like to go on your own ABC tour?