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Which Scottish Castle Quiz

From sieges and films to births and weddings, test your knowledge of Scotland's famous strongholds and palaces in this quiz. 15 Questions.

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In which Scottish castle was Mary Stewart (better known as Mary, Queen of Scots) born in 1542?

  • Falkland Palace
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Castle Campbell

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In which Scottish castle did much of the filming of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' take place?

  • Doune castle
  • Edinburgh castle
  • Caerlaverock castle
  • Stirling castle


In which Scottish castle did Prince David, son of King Robert III, die suspiciously in the care of his uncle?

  • Craigmillar castle
  • Falkland palace
  • Doune castle
  • Blackness castle

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Which Scottish Castle is known as "the ship that never sailed"?

  • Cardoness castle
  • Blackness castle
  • Urquhart castle
  • Caerlaverock castle

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Which Scottish castle was James the II besieging at the time of his death?

  • Roxburgh castle
  • Threave castle
  • Carsluith castle
  • Dirleton castle

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In which Scottish castle is the famous canon 'Mons Meg' kept?

  • Stirling castle
  • Bothwell castle
  • Blackness castle
  • Edinburgh castle

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Stirling castle has been the objective of many famous battles, most famously when Robert the Bruce's army defeated Edward the II's much larger force. Which battle?

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Which Scottish castle was formerly known as Ruthven castle until it was seized by James VI in 1600, because its previous owner had committed treason?

  • Elcho castle
  • Huntingtower castle
  • Culzean castle
  • Urquhart castle


In which Scottish castle was William, the eighth Earl of Douglas, murdered by James II in 1452?

  • Edinburgh castle
  • Urquhart castle
  • Threave castle
  • Stirling castle

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Which Scottish castle was renovated and expanded by the famous eighteenth century architect Robert Adam?

  • Blair castle
  • Caerlaverock castle
  • Culzean castle
  • Eilean Donan

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Which Scottish castle belonged to the Dukes of Hamilton, and is situated on the Isle of Arran?

  • Brodick castle
  • Rothesay castle
  • Hamilton palace
  • Kisimuil castle


Which Scottish castle is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland? Remember to put in the full name.

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Which Scottish castle was given to the De Bohuns after Robert the Bruce's defection from the English side during the Wars of Independence, and held by them until 1360?

  • Scone palace
  • Roxburgh castle
  • Eilean Donan castle
  • Lochmaben castle


Which Scottish castle was NOT improved by the Crown during the reigns of James IV and his son James V?

  • Falkland palace
  • Stirling castle
  • Linlithgow palace
  • Doune castle

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Which Scottish castle lies on the site of the traditional crowning place of the Kings of Scotland prior to the Union of the Crowns, despite coronations occasionally being held elsewhere?

  • Edinburgh castle
  • Scone palace
  • Stirling castle
  • Holyrood palace