Castles & Ancient Monuments of Scotland

Damien Noonan
ISBN 9781566491884 (paperback)
Published in October 2000
MSRP $22.95
This book contains over 300 original color photographs and maps and has been carefully designed for easy access and convenient use.

This exciting and lavishly illustrated new guide not only describes in detail every castle in Scotland, from the grandeur of Stirling Castle to medieval tower house and the primitive brochs of the Highlands, it also covers a whole host of other sites of historic interest. These range from neolithic stone circles and barrows to ruined chapels and abbeys, from the sites of Norse villages and iron-age settlements to eighteenth-century fortresses. Organized by region, which makes it ideal for use by visitors whether they are based in one place or touring, the guide includes maps of the regions, and detailed directions for finding each site. Each listing provides a history of the site, highlighting features of particular interest, and full details are given about access, facilities, opening times and admission prices. In addition, there are double-page features on major sites, such as the Antonine Wall, and specific features such as brochs or Pictish stone carvings.