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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.
About 16 miles west of Aberdeen is the stunning Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
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.
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.
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.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
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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