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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. Castle Fraser

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    Kemnay

    About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.

  2. Kildrummy Castle

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    Mossat

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

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    Banchory

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

  4. Balmoral Castle

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    Balmoral

  5. Dunnottar Castle

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    Stonehaven

    A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten.

  6. 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.

  7. Balvenie Castle

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    Huntly

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

  8. Delgatie Castle

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    Turriff

    Welcome to Delgatie Castle.

  9. Huntly Castle

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    Huntly

    Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.

  10. Tolquhon Castle

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    Pitmedden

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

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