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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’.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
The combination of a 13th century square tower, a Jacobean mansion house and the additions of Victorian lairds make Drum Castle unique among Scottish castles.
A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
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