Test your knowledge of Bridges and Castles in Scotland (answers at the bottom of page)
2 Virtual Yoga Tours of Scotland and further pictures detailed below (and answers at the bottom!)
1. Scottish Castles & yoga poses "What is great in a yogi is that he/she is a bridge and not a goal"
1. An usual angle on this castle also known as a Palace!
3. The triangle shape of this castle is very unique!
2. A modern day castle popular for weddings in Central Scotland
4. Romantic castle ruin in the middle of a little loch.
5. Where on airth could this be?
6. On the Firth of Forth....
7. A stunning get away to this one...
8. Clue in the mountain to the left and it's on an island!
10. There a very small but great clue in the background!
9. Same island, different castle!
11. A family Highland Castle.
12. This castle has a unique star shaped perimeter wall
13. A very Royal castle in the Highlands...
14. Next to Scotland most famous Loch...
15. Not strictly known as a castle but looks like one. There's a very good clue in the long necked creature you can spot in the background!
16. A castle along the Fife Coast....
17. A different take on this very well known Scottish castle!
18. Iconic Scottish castle epitomised in lego - can you identify it?
19. Deliberately in monochrome as this Castle is also known as 'Castle Gloom'
20. Don't get caught out at this castle - lots of police around!
21. Home to the filming of 'Outlander' & a Monty Python film
22. A Castle with a view of Bass Rock
23. A medieval fortress and castle near Nth Berwick
24. This impressive castle overlooking the Firth of Forth was commissioned and overseen by a woman in 1460.
26. A Castle with a stunning view of Loch Awe.
25. A saintly castle on the East coast.
27. This is a castle home with a significant history, situated on an island - it's the ancestoral home of the 'Father of Australia' - Lachlan Macquerie.
29. A small ruined castle located on a hill north of a port town on the West Coast - best viewed from a boat in the harbour!
31. This castle hotel is located on a headland and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day the Outer Hebrides and Islands of Uist, Rùm and Canna can be viewed from here.
28. A charming derelict castle - great if you're looking to 'kill' some time!
30. This castle is the seat of Clan MacLean on the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides.
32.This castle house is surrounded by many many different animals.
33. This picturesque tower you can find in the middle of a housing estate in the Forth Valley area and the neighbours kindly lend you their dog for a pic ;-)
34. Another magnificent imposing tower in the Forth Valley area.
35. This castle is situated close by to a chapel made famous in the book The Da Vinci code.
36. This now derelict castle in the Forth Valley once was the seat for Clan Forrester.
37. Somewhere in central Scotland this castle was home to Sir William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, who was instrumental in founding the colony of Nova Scotia.
38. The newer front of this Castle based in a University Campus...hills in the background a clue!
40. Beautiful Castle hotel near Peebles.
38. The older part of the Castle based in a University Campus.
39. This castle like structure in the background, is known as a Palace has the oldest surviving real (or royal) tennis court in the world and the statue in the foreground I'm next to appeared in the Outlander series.
41. The name of this Perthshire castle (now hotel/spa) translates into 'Abbot's Land' as it was once owned by monks as well as the Port & Sherry merchants Sandeman at one point.
42. Derelict mansion (castle) house - clue is the Schiehallion munro in the background!
43. William Wallace held his last parliament here, prior to the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. This castle like structure is known as a Preceptory.
44. Ruins of a 17th century castle chateau from Cockleroy Hill. Under front arm!
45. Historically known as the Bog-of-Gight or Bog o'Gight, this Castle near the Moray coastline was the principal seat of the Dukes of Gordon now a wedding venue!
46. This pink castle was the seat of Clan Sempill now owned by National Trust for Scotland.
47. This quite amazing castle ruin sits in/on top of a 50-foot-high cliff overlooking the Moray Firth on the coast of Banff and Buchan. If you're brave enough you can walk write up and into it!
48. Chateau-style castle in Central Scotland
49. Colourful style castle on the West coast of Scotland, West of Glasgow.
50. A popular castle for weddings in the Mid-lothian area.
51. Castle on an island in a Loch (in the distance between my head and raised arm!) known for its historical significance where Mary Queen of Scots was held and was forced to abdicate in favour of her son, James VI.
52. This castle in recent times is better known as Lallybroch from the series Outlander.
53. This now derelict castle house is much better known for its 'fruit' inspired folly!
54. A now derelict tower based in Airth, Falkirk
55. Part of a lovely leisure area in Fife. Near Benarty Hill.
56. You'll find some lovely carved stonework on this tower on the top of a small hill in the middle of what is now a deer park - overlooking the Firth of Forth.
57. This castle looking House has a very visible Folly in the same colours visible for miles around!
58. This Castle House has travelled through being privately owned, then part of the RAF and now residential apartments.
59. A castle looking community Hall along the A9.
61. Iconic white castle in the Highlands the ancestral home of the Clan Murray.
63. An outdoor field centre in the Highlands with a very lovely castle in it
65. A charming restored T shaped castle in a village in Aberdeenshire.
66. A tiny bit of castle left with a stunning view over a northern Scottish coast great for dolphin spotting!
69. Castle currently being restored said to be one of the most significant in Scotland, where it is based?
71. Situated on the Fife Coastal path along the East Neuk, built in the 15th Century.
60. A Castle surrounded by marine industry along the Clyde. Prithivi earthing mudra.
62. This castle situated on an island has been described as "one of the most remarkable in Scotland", for its long history dating back to the beginning of the 13th century, and its unusual circular plan.
64. Some of the most beautiful and peaceful gardens in any castle I have visited, Northern coastal location.
67. This castle during the 2nd Jacobite rising hosted Bonnie Prince Charlie who rested here on his way to Culloden in 1746.
68. This private castle in the Borders is used for filming and weddings.
70. A local derelict castle protected as a monument, near the Union Canal.
72. A derelict castle being restored over time on the Cowal peninsula.
73. This is Scotland's oldest inhabited house (looks like a castle to me!) also has an excellent mature maze.
74. A strategic royal stronghold during the Middle Ages on a Western Scottish peninsula (mainland)
75. This castle was once a naval base of the Lord of the Isles, chiefs of Clan Donald on a Western Scottish island famous for a drink!
76. A rather stylish castle with a green hue from the local green chlorite schist stone made from.
77. These Castle remains are now regarded as a monument on the Boswell Estate.
78. This tower marks the centenary of the death of a very well known Scottish poet and lyricist.
79. This delightful private & secluded 15 Century Castle goes by several names, you'll find it in the Central Belt area.
2. Scottish bridges & yoga poses "Train your mind to see the good in every situation"
1. Just 'Potter-ing' around this one...
2. (there's a clue in what I'm wearing)
3. (Yes I was doing the NYD loony dook!)
4. Am I at the grinning or the greetin' side of this bridge?
5. a really cool viaduct
6. A bridge that my kids say leads to 'beach island'!
7. Scotlands well known 3 Bridges...
8. The green mounds in the background are a good clue, this funky bridge is in a park named after a planet....where am I?
10. A tricky one, this bridge has a 2-digit number as its name as well as a cafe/bistro next door named after it and it's on a canal....?
9. This Bridge had a major train station beneath it...
11. A long road bridge this one.....
12. and a long.... rail bridge taken from an iconic museum opened in 2018 in a major Scottish city..
13. A charismatic rickety bridge into a Bird reserve on a well known sunny coast of Scotland
14. Near a train station in a Scottish City beginning with S!
15. A cantilever bridge on the West Coast...
16. Converted train line over this viaduct with a view of the glen below it!
17. On the oldest suspension bridge still carrying road traffic in the UK....
18. A rather unassuming bridge across the Firth of Forth.
19. The first road crossing built across the River Forth - swing bridge section no longer in use for boats.
20. This Bridge was key in a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence in 1297.
21. Bridge under a bridge in a walk known as Maspie Den - but in which Scottish place is it?
22. Viaduct with Firth of Forth estuary in the distance.
23. Another viaduct this one is no longer accessible or in use, former railway line over Avon water, you pass it on the Avonbridge Heritage trail.
24. Moray coastline - another viaduct - this disused railway line now a cycle/walking trail!
25. A little bit of Japan by way of bridges and water gardens in the foothill of the Ochils.
26. A quaint bridge in the grounds of a beautiful stately home and estate owned by the Hope family, near Edinburgh
27. A very quirky cool 17th Century bridge you can walk on the layers, northern Scottish coast.
28. Iconic bridge in a place also known for its waterfall featured in a Robert Burns poem.
30. Built in 1713, this unique double bridge crosses a narrow gorge with the turbulent water below creating a constant rumbling sound giving it it's name - any guesses?
29. Iconic bridge in a large Scottish City also with the giant cantilever crane in view, no longer operational, but is retained as a symbol of the city's engineering heritage.
31. It's easy to drive by and not pay attention to this beautiful 18th Century listed road bridge near to the Blair Drummond Safari park.
Answers: Castles: 1.Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow 2.Glenskirle castle hotel, Bonnybridge 3.Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries 4.Loch an Eileen castle, Aviemore 5.Airth Castle, Airth 6.Blackness Castle, Blackness 7.Stobo Castle Spa, Peebles 8. Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran. 9. Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran.10. Stirling Castle. 11. Braemar Castle. 12. Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire. 13.Balmoral Castle, Highlands. 14. Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness. 15. Drummond House Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling. 16. Aberdour Castle, Fife. 17. Edinburgh Castle. 18. Eilean Donan castle. 19. Castle Campbell, Dollar. 20. Tulliallan Castle, Fife. 21. Doune Castle near Stirling. 22. Tantallon castle, Nth Berwick.. 23. Dirleton Castle, Dirleton. 24. Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkcaldy. 25. St Andrews Castle. 26. Castle Kilchurn, Loch Etive. 27. Macquerie House, Isle of Mull. 28. Finlarig Castle, near Killin. 29. Dunollie Castle, Oban. 3o. Duart Castle, Isle of Mull. 31. Glengorm Castle, Isle of Mull. 32. Edinburgh Zoo. 33. Alloa Tower, Alloa. 34. Clacks Tower. 35. Roslin Castle. 36. Torwood Castle, Torwood. 37. Menstrie Castle, near Stirling. 38. Airthrey Castle onsite at the University of Stirling. 39. Falkland Palace. 40. Barony Castle hotel, Peebles. 41. Fonab Castle, Perthshire. 42. Dunalastair House, Kinloch Rannoch. 43. Torphichen Preceptory, Torphichen. 44. Kipps Castle behind Cockleroy Hill Fort, nr Bathgate. 45. Gordon's Castle, Fochabers. 46. Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire. 47. Findlater Castle, Sandend. 48. Callander House, Falkirk. 49. Kelburn Castle. 50. Melville Castle, near Dalkeith. 51. LochLeven Castle, Kinross. 52. Midhope Castle, Abercorn, Central Scotland. 53. Dunmore House, Airth, Falkirk. 54. Elphinstone Tower, Airth. 55. Lochore Castle, Fife. 56. Staneyhill Tower, Abercorn on the Hopetoun House estate. 57. House of Binns, Linlithgow. 58. Pitreavie Castle, Dunfermaline. 59. Blair Atholl community Hall. 60. Newark Castle, nr Glasgow. 61. Blair Atholl Castle. 62. Rothesay Castle, Bute. 63. Aigas outbound centre, Beauly. 64. Cawdor Castle nr Inverness. 65. Fordyce Castle, Fordyce. 66. Castle Hill, Cullen. 67. Menzies Castle, nr Aberfeldy. 68. Neidpath Castle, Peebles. 69. Taymouth Castle, Kenmore. 70. Almond Castle, Whitecross nr Linlithgow. 71. Newark Castle, St Monans Fife. 72. Dunans Castle, Cowal Peninsula, Colintraive. 73. Traquair House, Innerleithen. 74. Tarbert Castle, Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland, at the north end of Kintyre. 75. Dunyvaig Castle, Lagavulin, Islay. 76. Inverary Castle. 77. Auchinleck Castle, East Ayrshire. 78. Burns memorial tower, Auchinleck. 79. Plane or Plean Castle, Stirling. Bridges: 1.Glennfinnan Viaduct 2.Kirroughtree Mountain biking route, Dumfries 3.Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry 4.Laughin Greetin Bridge, Glen Village, Falkirk 5.Aquaduct, Muiravonside, Falkirk. 6. Lossiemouth beach bridge. 7. the Queensferry Crossing (far left). 8. Jupiter Artland, Livingston. 9. North Bridge, Edinburgh. 10. Bridge 49, Falkirk/Linlithgow. 11. Tay Road bridge, Dundee. 12. Tay Rail bridge, Dundee. 13. Aberlady Bird Reserve bridge. 14. 14. Stirling train station bridge. 15. Connel Bridge, edge of Loch Etive near Oban. 16. The Glen Ogle viaduct (near Killin). 17. Union Bridge (Tweed) aka the Chain Bridge borders England and Scotland. 18. Clackmannanshire Bridge. 19. Kincardine Bridge. 20. Stirling Bridge, Stirling. 21. Bridge in the Maspie Den, Falkland. 22. Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow. 23. Westfield Viaduct, Avonbridge. 24. Cullen Viaduct. 25. Cowden Japanese Water Gardens. 26. Bridge on the Hopetoun house estate. 27. Craigmin bridge, Buckie. 28. Aberfeldy bridge. 29. Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge). 30. Rumbling Bridge, Kinross.31. Drip Bridge, Stirling.