List of family seats of Scottish nobility

This is an incomplete index of leading Scottish noble family seats.

The Royal Family

Name Residences
HM The QueenHolyrood Palace, Edinburgh and Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire
HRH The Duke of RothesayBirkhall, Abere


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Duke of HamiltonLennoxlove House, East LothianHamilton Palace, Brodick Castle, Dungavel House, Kinneil House, Cadzow Castle
Duke of Buccleuch and QueensberryDrumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway; Bowhill House, Selkirk and Boughton House, NorthamptonshireDalkeith Palace, Midlothian and Montagu House, London
Duke of Lennox and Duke of GordonGoodwood House, West SussexGordon Castle, Huntly and Richmond House, London
Duke of ArgyllInveraray Castle, ArgyllRosneath Castle, Argyll
Duke of AthollBlair Castle, Perth and KinrossDunkeld House, Perth and Kinross
Duke of MontroseAuchmar, StirlingBuchanan Castle, Stirling
Duke of RoxburgheFloors Castle, Scottish Borders


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Marquess of HuntlyAboyne Castle, AberdeenshireHuntly Castle
Marquess of QueensberryLondonKinmount House
Marquess of TweeddaleEdinburghYester House, East Lothian
Marquess of LothianMonteviot House and Ferniehirst Castle, RoxburghshireNewbattle Abbey and Blickling Hall
Marquess of Bute Mount Stuart House, Bute Dumfries House, Cardiff Castle, Bute House, Luton Hoo, Landsdowne House.


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Countess of SutherlandDunrobin Castle, Golspie, SutherlandForse Castle and Skibo Castle
Earl of CrawfordBalcarres House, Colinsburgh, FifeCrawford Castle
Earl of MarSt Michael's Farm, Great Witley, WorcestershireKildrummy Castle, Mar's Wark and Doune of Invernochty
Earl of ErrollWoodbury Hall, Bedfordshire[1]New Slains Castle[2]
Earl of CaithnessLondonRavenscraig Castle
Earl of MortonOld Mansion House, Dalmahoy near EdinburghAberdour Castle, Dalkeith House, Dalmahoy, Loch Leven Castle and Morton Castle
Earl of Rothes Dorset Ballinbreich Castle
Earl of BuchanNewnham House, HampshireAlmondell House, Midlothian and Lochindorb Castle
Earl of EglintonTennesseeEglinton Castle, Ardrossan Castle and Skelmorlie Castle
Earl of CassilisCassillis House, AyrshireCulzean Castle
Earl of MorayDarnaway Castle, ForresDoune Castle, Drumsheugh House and Moray House
Earl of Mar and KellieHilton Farm, AlloaKellie Castle, Fife
Earl of HomeThe Hirsel, Berwickshire and Castlemains, Douglas Hume Castle, Fast Castle, Berwickshire, Douglas Castle, Bothwell Castle
Earl of PerthStobhall, PerthshireDrummond Castle
Earl of AbercornBaronscourt, County TyroneDuddingston House, Edinburgh
Earl of Strathmore and KinghorneGlamis Castle, AngusCastle Huntly, Gibside Hall, Streatlam Castle and St Paul's Walden Bury
Earl of HaddingtonMellerstain House, BerwickshireTyninghame House in East Lothian
Earl of GallowayCumloden House, WigtownshireGalloway House, Wigtownshire
Earl of LauderdalePimlico, LondonThirlestane Castle, Ham House, London and Dunbar Castle
Earl of LindsayLahill House, Fife, ScotlandCombermere Abbey, Shropshire
Earl of LoudounJerilderie, New South WalesLoudoun Castle
Earl of KinnoullDupplin Castle, PerthBalhousie Castle
Earl of DumfriesMount Stuart House, ButeDumfries House, Cardiff Castle, Bute House, Luton Hoo and Lansdowne House
Earl of ElginBroomhall House, FifeCulross Abbey House
Earl of SoutheskElsick House, KincardineshireDuff House, Banffshire
Earl of Wemyss and MarchGosford House, East Lothian, Stanway House in Gloucestershire, Neidpath Castle, Peebles and Elcho Castle near PerthWemyss Castle
Earl of DalhousieBrechin CastleDalhousie Castle
Earl of AirlieCortachy Castle Airlie Castle
Earl of LevenGlenferness House NairnBalgonie Castle
Countess of DysartRothiemurchus by AviemoreStobo Castle
Earl of SelkirkLondonBrodick Castle
Earl of NortheskCambridgeEthie Castle
Earl of NewburghMilan, ItalyGlentirran House, Stirlingshire, Slindon House, Sussex and Dilston Castle, Northumberland
Earl of DundeeBirkhill House, FifeDudhope Castle
Earl of AnnandaleRaehills, Dumfries and Galloway and Lochwood CastleLochmaben Castle
Earl of DundonaldLochnell Castle, Argyll and Beacon Hall, KentAuchindoun Castle
Earl of KintoreKeith Hall, AberdeenshireDunnottar Castle
Earl of AberdeenHaddo House, AberdeenshireTolquhon Castle
Earl of DunmoreTasmania Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and Dunmore Park, Falkirk
Earl of OrkneyWinnipeg, ManitobaKirkwall Castle
Earl of SeafieldOld Cullen, MorayCastle Grant
Earl of StairLochinch Castle, WigtownshireOxenfoord Castle
Earl of RoseberryDalmeny House and Barnbougle Castle, EdinburghMentmore Towers; Lansdowne House; The Durdans; Villa Rosebery, Naples
Earl of GlasgowKelburn Castle, AyrshireStanely Castle
Earl of HopetounHopetoun House, West LothianNiddry Castle


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Viscount of StormontScone Palace, Perthshire
Viscount of ArbuthnottArbuthnott House, Kincardineshire
Viscount of OxfuirdBattersea, LondonOxenfoord Castle

Lords of Parliament

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Lord CathcartGateley Hall, Norfolk
Lord ForbesForbes Castle
Lord BorthwickCrookston, HeriotBorthwick Castle
Lord LovatBalblair House, Beauly, Inverness-shireBeaufort Castle
Lord TorphichenCalder House, West Lothian
Lord Balfour of BurleighEdinburghBurleigh Castle
Lord DingwallLondonPanshanger Park, Hertfordshire
Lord Fairfax of CameronLondonDenton Hall, North Yorkshire
Lord NapierThirlestane CastleMerchiston Castle
Lord ForresterGorhambury House, Hertfordshire
Lord Belhaven and StentonPimlico, LondonWishaw House
Lord Ruthven of FreelandEasington, Co. DurhamCastle Howard, Yorkshire and Naworth Castle, Cumbria
Lord NairneBignor Park, Sussex
Lord PolwarthHardon, Hawick, RoxburghshireMarchmont House, Berwickshire

Minor barons (feudal barons)

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
James Swinton of Swinton Edinburgh Swinton House, Swinton
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy London Myrton Castle, Wigtownshire

Newlands of Lauriston !! Lauriston Castle, Aberdeenshire !! Newlands, Drumcow [3]

Baronets and non-titled landowners

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Sir Henry ReidEllon Castle
Mr Donald CameronAchnacarry CastleFassiefern House and Tor Castle
Lady Antonia Dalrymple Newhailes House, East Lothian
Dame Jean Maxwell-ScottAbbotsford House, Scottish Borders
Mr James Montgomery Kinross House, Perth and Kinross
Mr Patrick Gordon-Duff-PenningtonArdverikie House, Scottish Highlands Muncaster Castle
Mrs Althea Dundas-BeckerArniston House, Midlothian
Major-General Sir John Swinton of KimmerghameKimmerghame House, Berwickshire

See also


  1. "Clan Hay Entertained to Lunch at the Chief's Home". Clan Hay. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard (1855). A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 2. Hurst and Blackett. p. 139.
  3. Way & Squire Encyclopaedia

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