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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’.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.
Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.
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.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
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