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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’.
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.
Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.
Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.
Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Balmoral Estate has been the Scottish Home of the Royal Family ever since.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
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