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  • View of Balmoral Castle from the gardens
    Balmoral Castle
  • Looking along the main driveway to Castle Fraser
    Castle Fraser
  • View up to Craigievar Castle in the autumn with leaves lying on the ground
    Craigievar Castle
  • Visitor walks through the walled garden at Crathes Castle
    Crathes Castle
  • The impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle
    The impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeen City and Shire is home to over 300 castles ranging from striking cliff-top ruins to grand fortresses and sumptuous royal residences.

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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  1. Fyvie Castle

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    Turriff

    Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.

  2. Tolquhon Castle

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    Pitmedden

    Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.

  3. Delgatie Castle

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    Welcome to Delgatie Castle.

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    Banchory

    Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

  5. Slains Castle

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    Peterhead

    Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.

  6. Kildrummy Castle

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    Mossat

    Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.

  7. Drum Castle

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    Banchory

    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.

  8. Corgarff Castle

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    Strathdon

    Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.

  9. Braemar Castle

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    Ballater

    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.

  10. Balvenie Castle

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    Huntly

    Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.

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