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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.
Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
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.
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.
Explore the impressive ruins of this fairytale castle set in the stunning Grampian countryside.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
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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