Scottish Castles in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Eilean Donan and Castle Stalker

January’s entry into our running series on Scottish castles in sci-fi and fantasy will focus on two castles dramatically sited amid bodies of water. Eilean Donan Castle may be one of the most famous Scottish castles, known for its dramatic island siting and picturesque modern stone bridge. Meanwhile, Castle Stalker, sited on a tidal inlet, …

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Scottish Castles in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Duart and Dunnottar

The November edition of our Scottish Castles series beckons, and this second entry in the series focuses on two castles with long associations with vampires and monsters. Though maybe not the most frequently portrayed or well-known examples in sci-fi and fantasy, both Duart and Dunnottar Castles have left their mark in fiction as well as …

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Scottish Castles in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: an Introduction

Castle. The simple word evokes images of myth and legend, fantastical landscapes populated by the stalwart and sinister characters of lore. Castles have been the sites of some of the more dramatic moments of medieval history, but they have also coloured our screens and dominated our imaginations in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. …

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