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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’.
Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.
Crathes Castle is surrounded by woodland to the east of Banchory in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the north of Aberdeenshire.
Dating back to the 13th century, Fyvie Castle is found about a mile north of the village of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire.
Discover the imposing 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
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.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
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.
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