Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Discover one of Scotland’s most enigmatic castles: a rare hall-house standing in a location as breathtaking as it is remote. 

The dating of Morton Castle has been debated, but it was probably built in the late 1200s or early 1300s. Notoriously difficult to find, it’s situated on a triangular spur of land, surrounded by steep drops to an artificial loch. 

It’s one of only a few surviving hall-houses that have been identified, and by far the most complex. It retains some of its original impressive presence, and carries a real sense of discovery.