5 stunning Scottish castles you can only reach by boat

WHERE they be soaring towers, majestic keeps or derelict ruins, there is something magical about Scotland's castles, especially those that seem almost impossible to reach.

The stunningly beautiful Castle Stalker. Picture: Wikimedia

Scotland is home to some of the most picturesque and idyllic castles you can visit but it is also home to some of the most remote.

Standing as lone sentinels on lochs or islands these ancestral homes have stood for hundreds of years, with their location making them impregnable to all but the most stubborn of foes.

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Here are five of the most stunning Scottish castles you can only reach by boat:

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