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Some of the region's best known castles include Crathes Castle, Haddo House, Balmoral Castle and Dunnottar Castle.With more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, it's not hard to see why Aberdeen City and Shire is known as ‘Castle Country’.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.
Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
A 17th century castle with a colourful past and an exciting future. Built by the Earl of Mar in 1628, it has been hunting lodge, fortress, garrison and family home.
Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
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