Castle Sinclair-Girnigoe

I often use Castle Sinclair-Girnigoe in Caithness as an example of how Scotland can match Game of Thrones for every epic castle. A sophisticated complex built on the cliff’s edge by the Sinclair earls of Caithness, it is every ounce a match for the great baronial castles of southern Scotland. The Sinclairs are a family rich in lore, including many half-myths swirling around involvement with the Templars. Caithness was long occupied by the Norse Earls of Orkney, bringing in another cultural dimension to the region’s castles. Sinclair-Girnigoe is also the only Scottish castle to be listed by the World Monuments Fund. If you’re looking to name the Castle King in the North, this is probably it.