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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’.
About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.
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.
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