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  • View of Balmoral Castle from the gardens
    Balmoral Castle
  • Looking along the main driveway to Castle Fraser
    Castle Fraser
  • View up to Craigievar Castle in the autumn with leaves lying on the ground
    Craigievar Castle
  • Visitor walks through the walled garden at Crathes Castle
    Crathes Castle
  • The impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle
    The impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeen City and Shire is home to over 300 castles ranging from striking cliff-top ruins to grand fortresses and sumptuous royal residences.

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’.


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  1. Balmoral Castle

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    Balmoral

    Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Balmoral Estate has been the Scottish Home of the Royal Family ever since.

  2. Kildrummy Castle

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    Mossat

    Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.

  3. Dunnottar Castle

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    Stonehaven

    A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten.

  4. Braemar Castle

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    Ballater

    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.

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    Banchory

    Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

  6. Castle Fraser

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    Kemnay

    About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.

  7. Huntly Castle

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    Huntly

    Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.

  8. Craigievar Castle

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    Alford

    Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.

  9. Corgarff Castle

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    Strathdon

    Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.

  10. Slains Castle

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    Peterhead

    Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.

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