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Scotland has hundreds of castles old and new , some in ruins , some refurbished and inhabited . I have compiled a list of my top ten castles , now available as free ecards . I have been taking pictures of castles for over 10 years and each one offers a unique challenge . I have published a new set of castle wallpapers which can be downloaded to your mobile . These castles are in no particular order 1 Eilean Donan Castle Eilean Donan is an old favourite . It in a spectacular setting in the middle of 3 lochs and surrounded by mountains . Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland , if not the world . It is on a small island in the middle of 3 lochs . On a clear day you can see the Isle of Skye in the distance . The original castle was built in 1220 . It was destroyed by 3 English frigates in the 18th century and totally rebuilt in the 1920s by the Macraes . Send a free Eilean Donan Castle ecard 2 Stirling Castle Stirling is on a rocky crag overlooking the town with great views to the Wallace Monument and Ben Lomond . Stirling was a vital crossing point during the Wars of Independence . William Wallace , Braveheart , won the battle of Stirling Bridge at the foot of the castle. Send a free Stirlng Castle ecard 3 Dunnottar Castle Dunnottar Castle is perched