We scan the barricades to bring you a trio of historically connected homes that can accommodate your desire to live in a castle
From a 15th-Century tower house to a grand three-storey castle, here are some of the finest properties on the Scottish property market.
5. Pirwindy Keep, Fife. Offers over £1.7m
What it it? A unique family home built in 1998 in the style of a traditional Scottish keep.
Where is it? Situated in a rural setting north of the East Neuk villages of Lundin Links and Lower Largo, just ten miles from St Andrews.
Contact: Savills Photo: DTXimages
6. Pirwindy Keep, Fife. Offers over £1.7m
Interior A spacious kitchen with an Aga inset to its stone wall, formal lounge and family room with cinema divided by bi-folding doors, large family bathroom with jacuzzi, utility room, and six bedrooms, including a top-floor principal bedroom suite with its own dressing areas and free-standing bath.
Exterior The 1.68-acre gardens include a summerhouse with terrace, a cobbled driveway leading to a parking area surrounded by flower beds and borders, as well as an octagonal garage-workshop. Photo: DTXimages
7. Pirwindy Keep, Fife. Offers over £1.7m
Stone walls throughout the building ensure it is filled with character Photo: DTXimages
8. Brechin Castle, Angus. Offers over £3m
What is it? A three-storey castle reconstructed in the early 1700s which features part of an original 13th-Century fortress.
Where is it? South of Brechin, on the east coast between Dundee and Aberdeen, in a region famed for its historic sites and rolling countryside, within easy reach of the A90.
Contact: Savills Photo: contributed