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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.
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.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten.
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.
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