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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’.
Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
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.
Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.
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.
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.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
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