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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’.
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Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
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.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.
About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.
Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.
Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.
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