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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’.
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.
Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.
A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
Huntly Castle sits on the edge of the small market town of Huntly, beside the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire.
About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
Dating from about 1050, Delgatie is a uniquely Scottish Castle. It is the home of the late Captain and Mrs Hay of Delgatie, and is the Clan Hay Centre.
Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.
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