In Scotland they seem to have many driving routes, The Coastal Route, The Whiskey Route and most importantly for me The Castle Route. This means on any one stretch of road there are sign posts everywhere of old castles either intact or in ruins or somewhere in between.
There are definitely some good and bad points of visiting Scotland in winter. Admittedly its cold and alot of the castles are actually closed however the good news is that when you do visit, even if its just outside you get the entire place to yourself ... This place was breathtaking. Firstly it was actually breathtaking because the walk up to the castle was exhausting steep but also once you hit the top the view was amazing and the silence was incredible.